Scorpion

Scorpion

Species number 15


Colin Hay's picture

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Dangerous ugly buggers

Tue, 2009-06-16 13:30

The jig is almost as big as it Matt.

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Bloody be carefull all

Tue, 2009-06-16 13:38

These little buggers have caused more pain and I have treated more people with nasty strong medicine because of these swines.(apart from "happy moments").

Dont touch, sometimes people havent even had noticeable punctures and was screaming.

Neels

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caught one of these on

Tue, 2009-06-16 13:38

caught one of these on sunday, ate it.. over cooked it a little bit so it was bit to dry but stil tasted really good. did you keep this one?

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You lucky bastard

Tue, 2009-06-16 13:39

They have toxins that would scare you.

Neels

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put it start into a seprate

Tue, 2009-06-16 13:46

put it start into a seprate bucket and cut the hook off the line.. used a long blade to cut its gills. waiting until we were home before handling it.

ive heard storys of pain these little buggers cause and didnt wanna take a chance.

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Havent bothered keeping one,

Tue, 2009-06-16 13:55

Havent bothered keeping one, but I hear they are good eating (poor mans crayfish was one description). The speicies name, Scorpaena sumptuosa might give their taste away. Would probably do it the same way scott said if I did. Seems too much effort for the small sized ones though (but then I havent tried one).

The skipper used them for bait (bashed them on the head first). I usuually lip grip them and then used long nosed pliers to get the hook out while the fish is still over the side of the boat (though this one I wanted a photo first).

Which spines are the poisonous ones?

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i think the top ones are the

Tue, 2009-06-16 13:59

i think the top ones are the poisonous spikes. but not 100% sure.

ill be keeping the next one and get my gf to cook it (shes a better cook) but we both enjoyed it, only kept it because i keep hearing there good eating. this one was about 30cm. caught amile out from triggs.

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Looks evil that does,

Tue, 2009-06-16 16:27

Looks evil that does, wouldnt what that stuck in me finger!!

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ouch

Tue, 2009-06-16 22:41

Igot spiked by one recently.It  is bearable but bloody painful. starts slowly and builds after 5 minutes to become really painful and stays like that for 30 minutes before slowly subsiding. put it this way , it wont happen again in a hurry cheers Pete

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keep some scissors in the

Fri, 2012-05-25 09:45

keep some scissors in the boat cut off the spikes and put it in a seperate bucket

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