Big Wahoo

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Unclebob, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Unclebob

    Unclebob Well-Known Member

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    Thought you guys might like to see this Big Wahoo we raised on Thursday

    I handed the rod off to a newbie, who had never been offshore fishing before.  Had we not been able to clear lines/give chase in less than a minute, we would have never caught her. Caught on a Penn 330Gt. Stellar boat work by the capn.

    We tried to weigh her, but she pegged (then broke) the 75lb scale before even getting close to being off the ground. She's easily double the girth of my biggest Hoo at 53lbs...

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  2. out-cast

    out-cast Well-Known Member

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    Nice sail, but where's the 'hoo?
     

  3. Unclebob

    Unclebob Well-Known Member

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    woops. pic paste fail.

    Can you see it now?
     
  4. out-cast

    out-cast Well-Known Member

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    [smiley=eek2.gif] Mail me a steak!! Nice haul.
     
  5. Unclebob

    Unclebob Well-Known Member

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    A single filet off this fish was sold, and it paid for the trip and then some. [smiley=headbang.gif]

    Was caught way west of the stream in about 135' of water.

    It was a biggun.
     
  6. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Mighty impressive fish.
    30 years ago I'd of steaked that baby out
    and had a grilled slab every night for a month.
    Now though, I don't trust anything over pan sized.
    Too much heavy metals and pesticides showing up
    in the meat of all the top pelagic predators.

    :'(
     
  7. Unclebob

    Unclebob Well-Known Member

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    We kept the smaller 35 pounder Hoo for ourselves. Much mo bettah. Wahoo is by far my favorite fish to eat. Ya just CANT cook it wrong, and trust me, the wife has tried. I'm debating Microwaving a few pieces of it right now just to check...
     
  8. FSUfisher

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    I've got a trick you may want to try. My neighbor told me just tonight about how a fillet can be wrapped in aluminum foil and placed in the dishwasher, which is ran in hot mode, with hot dry. Apparently, the result is flaky, steamed fish. If you give it a shot let us know how it works.
     
  9. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    The dishwasher trick works. Just make sure the package is sealed real good so water does not get in. I do it with salmon and it is perfectly cooked.
     
  10. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Tee hee, that's just too much effort to "wash" the meal done,
    I just pop it in the rice steamer, with the rice, same effect, much less time.

                                              :cool:

    Ya'll realize that talking about how you prep your food is the first sign of old age?    

                                                 :eek:


    It means you've outgrown women and cars as being your primary interests.

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  11. DSampiero

    DSampiero working for the rewards...

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    So what you gathered from our little flats venture is that I am a senior citizen wrapped in a 25 year old's body?
     
  12. snooknreds2

    snooknreds2 Well-Known Member

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    [smiley=1-thumbsup1.gif]

    That is just WOW!! Great job!