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Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby Indaswamp » Thu May 19, 2011 2:25 pm

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bull reds are fun at the passes...catch 'em till your arms are jello!! most I have ever caught personally was 47...we caught over 200 that day with 4 guys on the boat. It was a blast and those yankees will remember that trip for life!! :yes:
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Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby grizz18 » Fri May 20, 2011 7:06 am

I managed to snag this guy yesterday afternoon. I have a side bet $20 every month with several buddies for who catches the biggest citation flounder. My scale had it at 5.5, but when I took to the official scale it was only 4.9 :mad: (5.0 is a citation)

Oh well it was a nice after work outting.
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Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby Sandman3400 » Fri May 20, 2011 8:03 am

1) Specks
2) Flounder
3) Reds

Flounder is really good, but you are more limited in what you can do with it (stuffed flounder, so good). Specs are one of my favorites and you can do almost anything with them (fried, amandine, meuniere, and the list goes on). Reds are basically trash fish, only suitable for frying. However the small (16-18") reds are very good when blackened. But then, if you cover a dog turd with seasonings and blacken it, it would probably be pretty good.
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Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby possumfoot » Fri May 20, 2011 9:04 am

can you not fry flounder???

heck, if ya cant fry, blacken, or grill it, then i dont care much for it..
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Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby flightstopper » Fri May 20, 2011 9:18 am

possumfoot wrote:can you not fry flounder???

heck, if ya cant fry, blacken, or grill it, then i dont care much for it..


Stuff the flounder and don't look back
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Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby possumfoot » Fri May 20, 2011 9:22 am

still lost.. what do you stuff em with??


and can you not fillet them??
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Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby flightstopper » Fri May 20, 2011 9:32 am

possumfoot wrote:still lost.. what do you stuff em with??


and can you not fillet them??


I'll have to find my recipe for the stuffed flounder, it's awesome! You can fillet them but it's usually not a whole lot for a fillet and stuffed is 10 times better. You fillet them different though, kinda hard to explain but make a cut right behind their head just like any other fish then make a cut from that one down the lateral line to the tail. Then from the lateral line cut fillet outwards and you end up with two fillets per side of the flounder. Youtube it if that doesn't make sense
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Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby dog walker » Fri May 20, 2011 2:20 pm

I love specs but my wife loves flounder. She passed on a few reds last night when she thought she saw flounder while bowfishing.
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Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby Sandman3400 » Fri May 20, 2011 2:25 pm

possumfoot wrote:still lost.. what do you stuff em with??


and can you not fillet them??


You stuff it with some form of dressing (shrimp, sausage, etc.) It is hard to beat, but a little more complex than rolling it in batter and dunking it in oil for a few minutes. They are kind of skinny to fillet. We scale them then cut the head off. Most people debone them and then stuff them.
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Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby ncbufflehead » Fri May 20, 2011 2:55 pm

possumfoot wrote:still lost.. what do you stuff em with??


and can you not fillet them??

fillet and fry


a lot of people like stuffing them, not me
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Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby possumfoot » Fri May 20, 2011 3:16 pm

ncbufflehead wrote:
possumfoot wrote:still lost.. what do you stuff em with??


and can you not fillet them??

fillet and fry


a lot of people like stuffing them, not me

thats what i was looking for...

besides, thin, smaller fillets fry up better imo anyway..
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Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby ncbufflehead » Fri May 20, 2011 3:18 pm

possumfoot wrote:
ncbufflehead wrote:
possumfoot wrote:still lost.. what do you stuff em with??


and can you not fillet them??

fillet and fry


a lot of people like stuffing them, not me

thats what i was looking for...

besides, thin, smaller fillets fry up better imo anyway..

exactly. :thumbsup:
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Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby ncbufflehead » Fri May 20, 2011 3:41 pm

fillet and skin, no scaling involved

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Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby Cujo1 » Fri May 20, 2011 3:50 pm

That is how we fillet everything, even catfish.
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Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby Indaswamp » Fri May 20, 2011 5:00 pm

grizz18 wrote:I managed to snag this guy yesterday afternoon. I have a side bet $20 every month with several buddies for who catches the biggest citation flounder. My scale had it at 5.5, but when I took to the official scale it was only 4.9 :mad: (5.0 is a citation)

Oh well it was a nice after work outting.

explain to me what a "citation flounder" is exactly?? :huh:

we call big flounder "doormats" for obvious reasons...
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Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby ncbufflehead » Fri May 20, 2011 7:08 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
grizz18 wrote:I managed to snag this guy yesterday afternoon. I have a side bet $20 every month with several buddies for who catches the biggest citation flounder. My scale had it at 5.5, but when I took to the official scale it was only 4.9 :mad: (5.0 is a citation)

Oh well it was a nice after work outting.

explain to me what a "citation flounder" is exactly?? :huh:

we call big flounder "doormats" for obvious reasons...

they're called doormats here too.

a "citation" size fish is one over a certain weight, the state will give you a little certificate that says who caught it, when and how much it weighed.
http://www.ncfisheries.net/fishfind/citation.htm
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Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby grizz18 » Mon May 23, 2011 7:03 am

Indaswamp wrote:
grizz18 wrote:I managed to snag this guy yesterday afternoon. I have a side bet $20 every month with several buddies for who catches the biggest citation flounder. My scale had it at 5.5, but when I took to the official scale it was only 4.9 :mad: (5.0 is a citation)

Oh well it was a nice after work outting.

explain to me what a "citation flounder" is exactly?? :huh:

we call big flounder "doormats" for obvious reasons...


I dont know about in other states but a "citation" is when a fish reaches a certain weight and is considered "big". If you take them to weigh at a certified weigh station they will give you a citation (its a good thing). I think its incentive from the Wildlife workers to get people to bring fish in for measurements and so-forth. Flounder is 5lbs, Specs at 6-7lbs (not sure), spanish is 7lbs..etc..
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Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby flightstopper » Mon May 23, 2011 1:01 pm

Fish tacos anyone? Another great one for ya possum :beer:

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Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby grizz18 » Mon May 23, 2011 1:42 pm

ncbufflehead wrote:a "citation" size fish is one over a certain weight, the state will give you a little certificate that says who caught it, when and how much it weighed.
http://www.ncfisheries.net/fishfind/citation.htm


Thanks... We call them doormats here too. I would quite call a lber one, but its a good solid size.
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Postby allnighter » Mon May 23, 2011 11:05 pm

Reds-blackened or wrapped on tinfoil with olive oil, bell peppers, onions, and a little garlic.
Specks- fried after being dipped in egg and rolled in bread crumbs.
Flatter--stuffed with shrimp grouper, crab or anything really.

With reds being by far the moat fun and trout being a pretty close second due to a good topwater stile. Flounder are pretty boring to catch and fish for, but when ever you can pull of a slam its all good.

Inda- My spider sences were tingling that you doing so bragging again so I had to stop by and look at what I find. How are yall doing over I'm the big easy? We have been cooler that normal(im not complaining) and the wind has been brutal since late February. This has made it subpar so far to say the least. I will add pics when I'm not on my phone.
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Re: ,Re: for you gulf folks..

Postby Indawoods » Mon May 23, 2011 11:16 pm

allnighter wrote:Reds-blackened or wrapped on tinfoil with olive oil, bell peppers, onions, and a little garlic.
Specks- fried after being dipped in egg and rolled in bread crumbs.
Flatter--stuffed with shrimp grouper, crab or anything really.

With reds being by far the moat fun and trout being a pretty close second due to a good topwater stile. Flounder are pretty boring to catch and fish for, but when ever you can pull of a slam its all good.

Inda- My spider sences were tingling that you doing so bragging again so I had to stop by and look at what I find. How are yall doing over I'm the big easy? We have been cooler that normal(im not complaining) and the wind has been brutal since late February. This has made it subpar so far to say the least. I will add pics when I'm not on my phone.


later than normal strong south winds and water ROLLING down the river have kept us pretty hemmed in to date...
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