Brine then smoke
Just wanted to agree with the initial poster. Blues aren't my favorite mainly cuz I could never do anything with them to make em taste good. Last year however a buddy of mine tried a recipe where you let the fillets soak in a brine solution for a day and then smoke them. It really firmed up the meat and they come out tasting incredible. We've since tried a couple of other species (Croakers and Stripers) but the blues actually turn out much better with this process.
Sounds good Doug !
I am just barley a whippersnapper. If the tourney is prolonged much more I am going to try to get a spot on your boat for I will be a old timer !
Mid April have your 20 fish limit in 25 casts or less every day before sunrise....gottcha plugs rule Rudee Inlet
FREE PARKING UNTIL 9 AM .......
EVERY DAY THREW MAY .........
Thats what I call catching
Won't be long before the rail is rocking, Jamie !
Sooooooooo that's what a Bluefish looks like, (Those look kinda green).
Oh! and they smell too. P.......U.....
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Awesome respones special d, bbobearbug, racn35, thanks for the inside info, like I said earlier I have had success with both gotchas and spoons, but getting current advice on the fish's preference allways rock's. I have limited out from shore, bridges and piers, but mostly in OBX, bought a boat a few years back and wanna stop havin to drag it allll the way down there just to get my fish on! But this board is really improving my family and I's catch ratio in the Bay. Lynnhaven sounds like a plan, and it tends to be a lot more small boat freindly, than rollin out in the bay. heres a few pics of some monsters that blitz the surf in the buxton area, they were real thick last spring. Great smoked never tried the brine method though can't wait, did try milk one time, and it sucked all the bluefish flavor out! was like eatin 8lb fish stick, Thanks agian!!!
Last edited by MntSktr17; 03-22-2009 at 02:08 PM.
VMRC called them Taylor - I don't know why...yet.
Originally Posted by Drwhale
EDIT: From Wikipedia (which is not always accurate) notice "...called tailor in Australia,...
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The bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix ), called tailor in Australia, is a species of popular marine game-fish found in all climates. It is the sole species of the Pomatomidae family.
If you type "tailor bluefish" in Google it says do you mean "taylor bluefish".
Last edited by lifeisgood; 03-22-2009 at 02:08 PM.
I googled "smaller bluefish" and the first hit came up "Snapper" Bluefish. I've heard them referred to as "Cocktail" Blues also. I'd rather eat BSB and Flounder.
MntSktr17 Man there are planety of fish that size in Rudee too the first week on May.......
I try not to target the bigger fish since 8 out of 10 I use for bait anyway....only eat the other 2 % .......
THESE were at the RAIL at RUDEE......Been fishing that RAIL 3 times a week all summer since 1981 !!!....
OTHER TIMES MY FRIENDS JUST COME TO WATCH ME FISH.........THEY SAY I AM THE MAN.......I JUST TRY HARDER IS ALL...........
CAN YOU IMAGINE THE BEGGING I HAD TO DO TO GET THEM TO DO THIS PHOTO OP