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Old 11-10-2018, 12:14 PM   #1
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Eat'n sharks

Let me start by saying I am all for proper conservation but FWC does regulate sharks as part of fishery. I've read that shark meat is excellent and bull sharks are up there in terms of good eat'n.

I've started to like the idea of throwing down a live & bleeding grunt/etc once back at the boat after a bully has been circling me. With a proper rig it would be a great H&L fight and I'd have plenty of shark steaks for family & friends. They just have to be bled right away & then gutted and put on ice and there should be no issue with ammonia flavor.

Anyone try doing this before? Thoughts?
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Old 11-10-2018, 12:57 PM   #2
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Re: Eat'n sharks

Yea, they make very good table fare if treated right. Matter of fact, the smaller ones I've prepared into fried nuggets, my kids thought it was chicken.
The bigger ones need a little bit more preparation. You've got to steak them and let it air out the ammonia in the fridge before freezing/cooking.
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Yea, they make very good table fare if treated right. Matter of fact, the smaller ones I've prepared into fried nuggets, my kids thought it was chicken.
The bigger ones need a little bit more preparation. You've got to steak them and let it air out the ammonia in the fridge before freezing/cooking.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:15 PM   #4
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Re: Eat'n sharks

If you stick to the smaller sharks I think you will enjoy the meat alot more than the larger ones. Bigger sharks I have attempted were very tough/chewy. Just my opinion, your mileage may vary.
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Re: Eat'n sharks

Before you had to bring them back whole and could spear them I would shoot sharks that were taking my fish.
The quicker you get them skinned and gutted the better.Beer batter shark n chips and some big hushpuppies in a turkey fryer makes all the neighbors happy.
Drop a bonita head down and bring up the sharks.Catch some Cobia and then a shark.
Gaff the mouth and after dispatching the shark cut the jaws out.Toothless sharks dont do much damage when they come back to life in the boat.
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