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Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

As Thanksgiving quickly approaches so do the first few cold fronts of the year. With these cold fronts comes a migration of mullet, ballyhoo and pilchards that stirs up the pelagic species like Wahoo, Sailfish and Kingfish. The timing couldn’t be better because a few Kingfish in the Yeti can make for a Thanksgiving side dish or appetizer that your guests will love.

Here is my favorite recipe for smoked Kingfish spread and the one I will use for the big meal but also for several football games. I know it is good because there have never been any leftovers.

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How To Rig The Most Durable Squid For Swordfish

How To Rig The Most Durable Squid For Swordfish

“I’m just rigging up a squid, a little heavier duty than I need to. I am attaching the body and the head to the hook so that if he slashes it - he can’t just tear it in half without having to come back with something all in a knot. It can hit this really good and it will still hold together. It is a little bit more than you need to do, but these baits are soft and they are so far down I like to have a second chance…

Best Way To Prepare Swordfish

Best Way To Prepare Swordfish

As a meal, swordfish are the perfect combination between fish and a meaty steak. Unlike some fish, swordfish is the ideal in-between flavor of fishy and non-fishy taste, making it a perfect selection for those beginning to expand their palette with fish and seafood. What makes swordfish unique is that it is sold by steaks and carries a meaty-like texture to it, rather than a flaky consistency such as tilapia or grouper. Swordfish are cooked exactly like steaks, so they are grilled to your preferred temperature.

Cutting And Preparing Different Species Of Fish For Table Or For Bait

Cutting And Preparing Different Species Of Fish For Table Or For Bait

We cut a lot of fish. Some for eating and some for bait. In the picture at the top we are cutting a bonito into chunks by cutting in a checkerboard pattern then cutting all of those off the carcass. We will use these chunks for chumming and for baiting our hooks for a host of different species and applications.

Each fish has a way that it is best filleted or cleaned for eating. One thing that is in common with each of these is that you will need a very sharp fillet knife. As you get more involved, you can move from one knife to several which are slightly more specialized for each task. Here are some examples: