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by weekend warrior » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:06 am
Please throw up any pointers or tips in regards to the best way to dispatch snapper,
And what is the best way to bleed a gummy, I've heard that to make em good eating they need to be bled straight after being caught...
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by toadie » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:29 am
as for gummies, easiest way is a hit over the head to stun them, then take a photo or 2 if wanted then cut across the back of the head, not all the way but enough to cut the blood line. and then gut the gummy after bleeding into a bucket. gummies have a great sense of smell so i try not to gut and bleed them into the water, i tip the guts and blood out as im packing up or driving back to the ramp.
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by HARM5Y » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:46 am
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by vrecfisho » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:53 am
Iki Jime or brain spiking in the venacular is the most humane way of dispatching fish however many of us don't use this method for fear of causing the fish more trauma if we miss the brain. If you go to the web site http://www.ikijime.com you will see that they have taken an x-ray of the more poular species of fish that are caught in our waters and each image identifies the exact location of the brain. With Calamari you need to despatch them in three places, twice under the hood and once back of the head. You'll know when you have done it corrctly because the Cala will turn white. All that remains to be done is to bleed the fish (when necessary i.e. Trevs, Shark, Salmon, Tailor etc) and into a salt water ice slurry to optimise the quality of fish when presented to the table.
Hope this helps
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by davidian » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:59 pm
For gummies, I do it like Harmsy but gutting and hanging them from the tail to bleed them out, but I dont cut the fins. Never had a problem with taste either. I dont cut the back of the head on any fish because I fillet them from the head down (grew up on a trout farm filleting trout, that's the way they do it). A broken backbone makes filleting them this way really annoying.
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