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Comments on: Bull Mahi Mahi
 
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The fish that taste so nice they had to name it twice.

Isaac-Saxxon 07-31-2007 02:49 PM

This fish will only hold his color for a very short while so this is fresh caught Mahi Mahi.

joepole 07-31-2007 03:35 PM

The best sashimi I've ever had was in Mexico one year when we caught 8 Mahis and 2 tuna. We took them to a restaurant and paid for our meal in fish. They made the mahi 5 different ways (ceviche, grilled, breaded/fried, and two ways I can't remember) and we ate the tuna grilled and raw.

Damn, now I'm hungry.

rhertz 07-31-2007 03:49 PM

Joe I had a similar experience years ago. 8 of us went to Cozumel. We all went diving the first 3 days and the last day, the men went "deep sea fishing" while the ladies laid out at the pool. We crossed over to the mainland (near Cancun) and caught all sorts of fish including a 40lb Mahi Mahi.

We took it back to a local resturant that afternoon where they grilled it for us for a few bucks a head. Meanwhile the captain comes out with something hot wrapped in foil. He teased us a bit but as it turns out the mahi mahi was a female and the row is a delicacy. He let us all taste it.

That was the best mahi mahi I ever ate in my life and I will never forget that day. Dang now I'm hungry but I also am wanting a vacation too! Having kids put the brakes on much of my fun, but I wouldn't trade them for all the mahi mahi in the world.

Isaac-Saxxon 07-31-2007 06:35 PM

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Just had Mahi for dinner and it taste great. I have a steady supply of it and Yellowfin too that I get each week and these fish are fun to catch and even better to eat either sushi or cooked. I have made 14 trips to the Keys Mahi and Blackfin Tuna fishing and they to have a place called Lazy Days that will take the fish off the boat at Bud and Marys and cook it and serve you up for a small fee. Good times and good food and just the guys sorry ladies just the boys just like when we were little kids. NO GIRLS ALLOWED ! Just for this ;)
Blackfin Tuna very good for sushi too.
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Al Swearengen 07-31-2007 07:43 PM

When my brother and I were kids back in the 70's and 80's, we'd fish some of the small streams and lakes in Bossier City. Seems like there was a type of trash fish called "grenel"...perhaps I've misspelled it. I've been trying to find more info on this freshwater species on the net, but so far nothing. Does anyone else know anything about this species? All I remember is that nobody wanted to eat it, but you could take them over to Taylor Town or the Sligo road area and the black folks would buy them, as they considered them good eatin.

rhertz 07-31-2007 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Isaac-Saxxon
Just had Mahi for dinner and it taste great.

Bet it was frozen! Am I right? :D Not knocking you but we all live in Shreveport Bossier far from the ocean. Frozen can be good too, but it's not like the fish is on the boat or a few hours afterwards. That is the best! I'm sure you'll agree. :D

joepole 07-31-2007 10:49 PM

Al, you're not thinking of gar, are you? never heard of grenel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar

Al Swearengen 07-31-2007 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by joepole
Al, you're not thinking of gar, are you? never heard of grenel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar

Nah, I'm pretty familiar with gar. Even caught a few back in the day. No, "grenel", from what I remember, were medium sized (about the size of your average channel cat) fresh water fish that are extremely ugly. Bottom feeders I believe. They're dark brownish grey to black in color, and supposedly not very palatable.

Pocahontas 07-31-2007 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Al Swearengen
Nah, I'm pretty familiar with gar. Even caught a few back in the day. No, "grenel", from what I remember, were medium sized (about the size of your average channel cat) fresh water fish that are extremely ugly. Bottom feeders I believe. They're dark brownish grey to black in color, and supposedly not very palatable.

I believe it is spelled grenal and yes the black folks do enjoy them!
They also might be the same thing as a grenadier from the little I could find from google.

Isaac-Saxxon 08-01-2007 07:20 AM

Bowfin or Grinnel
 
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Originally Posted by Al Swearengen
Nah, I'm pretty familiar with gar. Even caught a few back in the day. No, "grenel", from what I remember, were medium sized (about the size of your average channel cat) fresh water fish that are extremely ugly. Bottom feeders I believe. They're dark brownish grey to black in color, and supposedly not very palatable.

Bowfin are not considered a good food fish compared to more popular freshwater gamefish species. They are generally considered "trash" fish by sportsmen, and are scorned for their voracious appetite for more desirable species. They will occasionally strike - and sometimes ruin with their powerful jaws - artificial lures, but they generally strike on live or cut fishes. They also naturally consume copious numbers of live crayfishes in many rivers. When hooked, Bowfin battle powerfully, offering a tremendous fight to the angler. Bowfin should be handled carefully. They are an ill-tempered, pugnacious fish, and consider themselves a match for anything - including a human being. Once in the boat, they will make every attempt they can at biting the fisherman - and they have a mouthful of very sharp teeth.

Bowfins are found throughout eastern North America, typically in slow-moving backwaters and ox-bow lakes. When the oxygen level is low (as often happens in still waters), the bowfin can rise to the surface and gulp air into its swim bladder, which is lined with blood vessels and can serves as a lung.


Bowfin from the Coosa River near Wetumpka, Alabama(Released)The list of local and alternate names the bowfin is known by is lengthy, but common ones include "dogfish", "mudfish", "grindle" (or "grinnel") and "lawyer". In parts of S. Louisiana they are called "tchoupique" or "choupique".

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They have blue lips and a spot on their dorsal fin. Great fight but I hear they are not good to eat.

purpahurl 08-01-2007 11:01 AM

Cypress Trout is another name. This makes them sound more edible.

Al Swearengen 08-01-2007 06:23 PM

Ah ha! Many thanks, Isaac, for the info. That almost looks like that living fossil fish, the coelacanth.

Isaac-Saxxon 10-16-2007 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Al Swearengen (Post 18837)
Ah ha! Many thanks, Isaac, for the info. That almost looks like that living fossil fish, the coelacanth.

I bet chitlin could cook some bowfin up with a sauce pecan to top it with :beerchug:


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