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highsea
06-18-2004, 03:20 PM
Well, I'm bored, so I will post some pictures of my fishing adventures over the last year. These were taken in various places from Alaska to Costa Rica.
Some halibut and salmon. The big halibut was 225 lbs. (Alaska)
http://www.savefile.com/users/uploads/halibut_and_salmon.jpg
Lots of salmon (Alaska) http://www.savefile.com/users/uploads/lots_of_salmon.jpg
Yellowfin Tuna (Mexico)
http://www.savefile.com/users/uploads/yellowfin_tuna.jpg
Sailfish (Costa Rica)
http://www.savefile.com/users/uploads/sailfish.jpg
Blue Marlin (Costa Rica)
http://www.savefile.com/users/uploads/blue_marlin.jpg
Dungeness Crab (Alaska)
http://www.savefile.com/users/uploads/crab.jpg
Great White Shark. Notice the GPS tag by his dorsal fin.(Mexico)
http://www.savefile.com/users/uploads/great_white_shark.jpg
He was hungry and started chewing on the boat. (Mexico)
http://www.savefile.com/users/uploads/white_shark_nibbling_on_boat.jpg
And last, a Booby Bird. We were swarmed by these guys down in Mexico one day. We couldn't keep them off our gear. Finally we had to stop fishing until they left. (Punta Mita, Mexico)
http://www.savefile.com/users/uploads/booby_bird.jpg

That's all for now folks!

-CM

highsea
06-19-2004, 01:29 AM
Bummer, the hosting site seems to have crapped out. Apparently they exceeded their bandwidth limit. Maybe they will come back up later.

-CM

CarolNYC
06-19-2004, 02:54 AM
WOW-those are really cool!
Carol:)

Wally_in_Cincy
06-19-2004, 07:42 AM
That yellowfin tuna is making me hungry.

There's a place we went to in Cocoa Beach. It was a charter service at first. They found out that each day they had all these fish that the fisherman could not use so they opened a restaurant.

Everything is right off the boat. The yellowfin tuna was one of the best pieces of fish I ever had.

Their motto is "If you want something fried go to Long John Silver's" /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Barbara
06-19-2004, 08:39 AM
Wally,

I just had my first yellowfin tuna steak last weekend. Pete and some of his buddies went charter fishing in Nags Head, NC and caught 400+ lbs of the stuff. He brought back all this tuna, we went out and bought another fridge and freezer for it. (But I wanted an extra fridge anyway)

I don't eat fish at all, I don't care for the smell of it. So Pete's telling me it doesn't smell, it tastes so totally different, yadda yadda yadda, that I said, okay, I'll try one. BTW, Pete doesn't eat fish, either, but he had some fresh tuna down there and was impressed.

So he cooked me up a small steak and it was good. It needs some flavoring like a marinade or something. Got any good recipes?

Barbara

Wally_in_Cincy
06-19-2004, 09:01 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Barbara:</font><hr> .... It needs some flavoring like a marinade or something. Got any good recipes?

Barbara <hr /></blockquote>

Nope. Sorry.

The stuff I had was marinated. www.foodtv.com (http://www.foodtv.com) has about 30,000 recipes online. You might try there. Or just go to a good specialty grocer and buy some bottled marinade (I have heard Lawry's beef marinade is excellent.)

Do you have a Trader Joe's around where you live?

Barbara
06-19-2004, 09:34 AM
I loooooooove Trader Joe's!! It's not where I would normally shop, but I've popped in a couple times to see what they have and if I need anything.

Why?? What do they have that I need?? Just give me an excuse to go there!!

There is another specialty food store in my area called Zagara's. Unfortunately, they declared bankrupcy and have closed all but one of their stores. They're kinda like Trader Joe's, but more with domestic foods. TJ is imported exotic stuff.

Barbara~~~loves to shop for foods...

Wally_in_Cincy
06-19-2004, 09:59 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Barbara:</font><hr> I loooooooove Trader Joe's!! It's not where I would normally shop, but I've popped in a couple times to see what they have and if I need anything.

Why?? What do they have that I need?? Just give me an excuse to go there!!... <hr /></blockquote>

/ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

It was just a thought. We have one in Dayton and I have only been there once.

I'm lucky to have this place about 10 minutes from my house...

http://www.junglejims.com/

I love Jungle Jim's. I go there 2 or 3 times a week. I swear I bet he has about 250,000 different items. Whenever I cook anything that's my first stop.

Wally_in_Cincy
06-19-2004, 10:03 AM
Jungle Jim just had several 1000 gallon fish tanks installed because he got tired of getting fish that was not fresh. Now he buys it live and slaughters it fresh /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

highsea
06-19-2004, 12:02 PM
Our best Yellowfin day was off the Baja, at a place called Magdalena Bay. 25+ fish in the 75-80 pound range. We averaged 12-15 fish per day on the trip from San Diego to Cabo.

Here is an easy and delicious way to fix Yellowfin.

Slice the loins into long strips about 2" to a side.

Marinade for a couple hours in one part white wine and 2 parts Teriyaki. I prefer the dry Teriyaki mixes becuase they are not so sweet. You can throw in a dab of wasabi if you want. I put the fish in a roasting pan and cover with saran wrap.Turn the fish over a few times in the pan to get the marinade to soak in evenly.

In a *very* hot skillet, sear the outside of the strips in olive oil. This should only take a minute or so. Turn the strips so every side is seared. The center needs to stay uncooked, or it is ruined.

With a *sharp* knife, slice the strips into 3/8" or so slices, and serve with Wasabi and crackers as an apetizer.

Fish Tacos

This is best with Dorado (dolphin for you east coasters), but is good with any white fish and also Yellowfin.

Place the fish in your roasting pan and pour enough Margarita to almost cover. If you want non-alcoholic, leave out the Tequila. Add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of olive oil, the juice from 2 large limes, 1 tsp. Cayenne, and 6 cloves of fresh minced garlic. Mix this up good, and keep turning the fish over every half hour or so for a couple of hours.

In your blender, combine 1 cup Salsa, 2 cups Sour Cream, 1/2 cup Mayo(this is optional, it just helps to thicken the sauce), 1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper, the juice from 1 large lime, and a couple good dashes of Tobasco. Pulse this until it's pureed, and put it in the freezer for an hour or so to thicken.

Shred one head of cabbage as finely as you can. You want the cabbage to hold lots of the sauce, and chunks don't work as well.

Now take your fish and cook it on the Barbecue or broil it in the oven. Don't over cook the fish, or it's ruined.

In a separate bowl, mix the sauce for your slaw with the cabbage.

Now just assemble! Put a good portion of fish on a warm flour tortilla, cover with the cole slaw, sprinkle some fresh grated Parmesan over the top. Serve with additional salsa or hot sauce. Yummy!

-CM

Barbara
06-19-2004, 02:26 PM
Thanks for the recipes!! It's just that it's going to take a little for me to get used to eating this tuna. I have to find some more marinades to give it some taste.

It's a shame that those fishing pics aren't coming up. i wowuld like to see the crab you caught. I absolutely love shellfish and could eat crab legs til the cows come home. I prefer Kig Crab and Dungeness. Yum, yum!!

Barbara

highsea
06-19-2004, 02:57 PM
I feel like an idiot. I can't edit the post now, as it is past the time. I can repost everything to a different server if people want me to, but I don't want to be a bandwidth hog, the people on dial-ups probably don't appreciate a bunch of embedded pictures.

Maybe I will try a different server and post links to the pictures instead of embedding them, at least if the server bombs, I can just post updated links.

The trick to Yellowfin is not to cook it well done. It is awful when cooked through. The tacos are a big hit everytime I make them. It seems like people can't get enough of them! /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

-CM

Barbara
06-19-2004, 03:31 PM
We'll definitely try the taco recipe. Pete's got a few "small pieces" that he didn't want to throw out, but are not "steak size".

And yeah, he admitted to overcooking them - they should've been pink in the middle and weren't.

Barbara

highsea
06-19-2004, 04:02 PM
Well, I will try another host, and just post the links.

Starting with Alaska pictures, here is a big halibut (http://imagemotel.com/show.php?file=http://www.imagemotel.com/uploaded/jY9y6nA7.jpg) , a small deckload of salmon and halibut (http://imagemotel.com/show.php?file=http://www.imagemotel.com/uploaded/t9E8GMqv.jpg) , a bigger deckload of salmon (http://imagemotel.com/show.php?file=http://www.imagemotel.com/uploaded/Dt16BcU4.jpg) , some dungeness crab (http://imagemotel.com/show.php?file=http://www.imagemotel.com/uploaded/uYS98lqY.jpg) , and a shot of me flyfishing for Cohos at a little cove called Hidden falls (http://imagemotel.com/show.php?file=http://www.imagemotel.com/uploaded/4GXdc0C1.jpg) .

On to Mexico, these pictures were taken at Isla Guadelupe, which is about 200 miles southeast of Newport Beach. The first picture is a great white shark (http://imagemotel.com/show.php?file=http://www.imagemotel.com/uploaded/QpJKG8Lk.jpg) swimming around the boat. This one was about 18' long, and I hooked him up two times. Of course he broke off each time. Here is a closeup of his head (http://imagemotel.com/show.php?file=http://www.imagemotel.com/uploaded/LO7cPNeZ.jpg) . I was chumming them with tuna carcasses and I had a big cooloer on the transom step with carcasses in it. I pulled the plug, and the blood started running in the water. I thought the shark was going to eat the boat (http://imagemotel.com/show.php?file=http://www.imagemotel.com/uploaded/93Vml5cU.jpg) !

This is the yellowfin (http://imagemotel.com/show.php?file=http://www.imagemotel.com/uploaded/ba78cyed.jpg) I posted earlier, also caught at Guadelupe. Here is another one (http://imagemotel.com/show.php?file=http://www.imagemotel.com/uploaded/321H1P4B.jpg) .

The last group is from Costa Rica, the first is a sailfish in the water (http://imagemotel.com/show.php?file=http://www.imagemotel.com/uploaded/19A2X9ho.jpg) next to the boat. These sails (http://imagemotel.com/show.php?file=http://www.imagemotel.com/uploaded/837Cq273.jpg) were much larger than the ones in Mexico. It was not unusual to get a 120 pounder (http://imagemotel.com/show.php?file=http://www.imagemotel.com/uploaded/x9vf0x6h.jpg) . Here is one more (http://imagemotel.com/show.php?file=http://www.imagemotel.com/uploaded/Dvy1an2I.jpg) . This next picture is a blue marlin (http://imagemotel.com/show.php?file=http://www.imagemotel.com/uploaded/051YTHHU.jpg) , a small one about 225 pounds. The guy on the rod was pretty beat up when we got this one in the boat!

And lest I forget, here is the booby bird (http://imagemotel.com/show.php?file=http://www.imagemotel.com/uploaded/EVRdaDyN.jpg) . Man, those guys loved our cedar plugs!

I hope these all work!

-CM

Wally_in_Cincy
06-21-2004, 05:51 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Barbara:</font><hr> .....I prefer King Crab and Dungeness. Yum, yum!!

Barbara

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Barbara, I was at Jungle Jim's Saturday afternoon and he had a tank with about 3 dozen live Dungeness crabs in it. Yummy /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif