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One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Dinner

Author: Landshark (Alumni)

Busting Myths On What Is A Trash Fish

Growing up in South Florida, there was always the stigma of eating certain fish as they were regarded as trash. These fish included blue runner, Toro snapper, jack crevalle and many others. Being young and ignorant I accepted the judgement of others rather than experiencing it for myself.

Check Out The Video Below To See Our Taste Test Of Jacks :

Certain fish such as Jack tend to be fishier the longer you wait to eat, and have distinct large bloodlines giving them a strong fishy odor, but this is only really obscured days after cleaning. Granted these fish may not hold up well after being frozen for periods of time and would most likely have a strong fishy taste.I think this is where the notion of trash fish comes into play. Highly regarded fish such as mahi- mahi or wahoo can be frozen and taste, maintain freshness months after freezing. These are easy fish to work with, that maintain their structural integrity. 

Check Out The Video Below To Get The Taste Test of A Bonita:

Fish taste all comes down to preparation and how fresh it is, regardless of species (Generally). Next time you got skunked for your targeted species and happen to catch "Trash Fish" give that guy a shot and don't knock it till you try it. I have attached a few videos above from my trash fish taste tests!

Check Out The Video Below To See Our Taste Test Of A Toro:

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