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The tasty tale of Mr. Spanish Mackerel

Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove Posts: 261
edited 5:01AM in EggHead Forum
Well Mr. Spanish Mackerel you certainly look comfortable:
IMG_0496.jpg[p]Oh but now you look a little thinner! What can be going on here?
IMG_0498.jpg[p]Oh My! Now I think I see what is going on! You certainly look tasty, mind if I have a bite?
IMG_0002.jpg[p]Spanish mackerel courtesy Skyway Fishing pier, St. Petersburg Florida.


  • JET,
    looks great. did you prep it/cook it??

  • mad max beyond eggdome,[p]Thanks! Filleted him, olive oil rub, kosher salt, black pepper, Everglades fish and fowl seasoning (never seen it before I moved to FL), squeezed lemon juice over then covered in lemon slices. Grill direct on oiled grate at @ 450 dome until it flakes with a fork. I was "unavoidably delayed" in checking on it as you can see from the condition of the lemon slices but still very tasty! No flipping, just grill till done according to thickness of fillet, usually <ten minutes.

  • JET,[p]less than ten minutes unless the fillets are really thick
  • AlaskanCAlaskanC Posts: 1,346
    JET,[p]That is a very cool looking fish!! I like the dots! How much did it weigh?
  • AlaskanC,[p]I didn't weigh him but I would guess a couple lbs at most and maybe 24 inches, the record is 12 lbs for Florida. Here is a link to more info:[p][p][p]

  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    i got to eat more fish!!!![p]and yours looks really TASTEY!!!![p][p][p]happy eggin

    happy eggin


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  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,802
    JET, Ah, that was you with the rod bent double that I saw from the bridge! 8 - ) Nice cook![p]Rascal

  • P?dc=4675647669863993171
    <p />JET, There was a time when I was not a fan of spanish mackeral. Then, I got my egg. They do great on the egg, and yours look fantastic. Great job.[p]I too was on the Tampa Bay waters yesterday, and my son caught this beautiful 6 pound redfish. We saw about 10 reds tailing. My son tossed a jig right in the midst of them and the show was on.Yesterday was a 10 on a scale of 10!

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    <p />JET, nice catch! I live in St. Pete. and the fishing has been outstanding lately. I fish mostly inshore and we have been slamming reds. What a great site to come across a bunch of schooling reds. I usually smoke the macs then make a fish spread. Have you tried smoking any mullet yet?[p]

  • HungryManHungryMan Posts: 3,470
    Scotty's Inferno,
    Nice job.

  • RastaEGG,[p] Thanks! Haven't tried smoking a mullet yet myself, but I do enjoy them. When I replace my cast net I'll have to give it a try! (Got tired of donating them to the local criminals along with gas tanks, props, and batteries, that's why I got rid of my boat.) I fish mostly inshore in Terra Ceia bay as I live in Bradenton. I haven't fished as much this year as I would like but plan to change that, who knows maybe I'll run into you out there. (I used to take the mini along on the pontoon)
  • Scotty's Inferno,[p]Nice catch! Here's one from a recent trip to Hatteras my cousin caught:[p]IMG_0303.jpg
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