- 09/11/2010 at 4:13 am #16292
Im struggling to understand your post millie …. are you saying schoolies are not edible ? or they are either too small or too big to eat ?
Cause they grow pretty big ….09/11/2010 at 4:36 am #16293
Larger size does not make them eatable. Suppose cutting one into bait could produce something eatable.09/11/2010 at 5:30 am #16294
LOL… Handled well they are good eating IMO
I also think they need to be frozen asap and cooked from frozen.09/11/2010 at 6:24 am #16295
I rate them above rig , below elephant fish …….
Sooner catch and eat a schoolie than a rig …taste is about the same but the texture is better …..09/11/2010 at 8:53 am #16296
Suppose anything is better then Red Cod.10/11/2010 at 5:21 am #16297
good size rig today at baylys beach on squid middle of the day..anybody have any recipes to get rid of the ammonia smell from the fillets?10/11/2010 at 6:26 am #16298magooesParticipant
Is the water very clean at Bayleys? I must be a fairly small swell by now?10/11/2010 at 8:42 am #16299
yup very clear..heres the second one I got an hour ago..no swell flat as10/11/2010 at 9:33 am #16300
to get rid of the ammonia smell gut as soon as you can (immediately) and scrape the bloody stuff off the back bone inside the gut cavity, I also split the body all the way to the tail to make sure you get it all. A tea spoon works good for the scraping then wash out with salt water. (I hope you took ur trash with you?)10/11/2010 at 9:47 am #16301
Just gotten back from a snapper fish, caught a single Snapper shortly after 8pm. Good strong fight, first glance thought he was a 12-14lber but weighed him anyway. Scaled showed a good 21lb so a new personal best. Maybe half hour later had another powerful fish on, it did a initial powerful run and looked like it was going to spool me (So I tighten drag) and was gaining line. Did not feel like a Ray and only felt 4 shacks towards the end. Did several small runs throughout the fight. Unfortunately the fish won and snapped the line before I could see it.
Conditions were very nice, got there around 7:30pm and put up with spotties and the sea breeze for a while before the wind died down and the spotties went to bed. Tide was low when I got there and was incoming. Stopped fishing at 9:30pm. Only a few quick strikes after dark but nothing hooked.10/11/2010 at 9:57 am #16302yellowfinParticipant
just back from the beach north of timaru good ellies bout tonight cooked shrimp tails for the bait kept 2 big cows and put the rest back 5 all up awsome night for it
10/11/2010 at 5:05 pm #16303yellowfinParticipant
Nice fish Mili. You’ve started the snap season pretty well this year.10/11/2010 at 5:08 pm #16304
Ah birdlings , thats a school shark you have there ….or have I misinterpreted your post ?
Lets hope its still calm and clear tomorrow morning , heading down bayleys early early for some elephants10/11/2010 at 9:41 pm #16305
ahhh thats the trouble with spending 30 years chasing snapper and kingfish around the north.,.everybody has given me diff information on the fish species here..ok then theres “greyboys””Rig””tope”??..have landed a few 7 gillers..and over 70 moki here one season..but dont know the ID for all the shark varieties..so that was a “schoolie”..how do I tell a “rig”..cheers..and anybody whos passing drop in for a cuppa at the art gallery at Birdlings if ya going past..On the 19th of this month 5 of us from Birdlings are off for 7 days at Mokihanui(gentle annies)snap and kahawai chasing..great to have a holiday from here..lol
so I wonder which shark this was the other day??10/11/2010 at 10:09 pm #16306
That fish has spots so I would call it a RIG I think ?
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