Red Bass

Red Bass

Got this on Sunday, last fish caught for the trip. Another first for my boat.

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Can you eat these? I

Tue, 2009-05-19 10:35

Can you eat these? I released it.

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In WA yes, and they taste

Tue, 2009-05-19 10:37

In WA yes, and they taste very good.

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dunno

Tue, 2009-05-19 10:46

I've kept one of that size before and it was full of sinew and fat and looked horrible, tried one piece and wasn't overly impressed.  Can't say I'd keep one again, but KC may have convinced me to give it a second go.

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You can eat them over here

Tue, 2009-05-19 11:00

But I would be careful with larger fish. Adds they are a Latjanid (Lutjanus bohar ) and I believe the whole lot taste bloody good, all *** or **** in the books.

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Neels

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Better to release when in

Tue, 2009-05-19 11:12

Better to release when in doubt anyway.

If it was anywhere else you might have been in alot of trouble due to ciguatera.

Let me also say, that's quite a picture!

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Nice fish Simo

Tue, 2009-05-19 15:50

Do thay pull as hard as people say they do? What did you catch it on..bait or lure?

Great looking fish. Fozz

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Didnt go as hard as the

Tue, 2009-05-19 16:40

Didnt go as hard as the Chinaman

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yeh thats a quality red

Tue, 2009-05-19 16:06

some good captures there simo

 

 

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That is great

Tue, 2009-05-19 19:09

That is a great fish Simo! Good choice putting it back. We had a big one die on us once in Exmouth so rather than let it be eaten by the sharks we kept it. Just like Adam said...full of sinew and not very nice. I reckon the smaller ones would taste great.
Rosco
PS Great fish to end the trip with. Some people fish for years and don't get into the "Red Bass"

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congrates on another PB Mate

Tue, 2009-05-19 20:30

  great fish 

 

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Nice bass, got heaps of them

Tue, 2009-05-19 20:41

Nice bass, got heaps of them at the Rowleys on poppers. Awesome fighters!

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nice!

Wed, 2009-05-20 21:38