Yellow tail king

Yellow tail king

My first yellow tail king

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yum yum! catch and

Sun, 2006-06-18 16:37

yum yum!

catch and release... thru your stomach? ;)

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Put up a good fight?? what

Mon, 2006-06-19 10:35

Put up a good fight?? what tackle were you using?

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Kingy

Mon, 2006-06-19 10:47

Well, to tell you the truth I think I will be catch and releasing them in future. Tried cooking it 2 ways, one pan fried and another in sauce to mask the flavour - both methods still tasted like soggy mash potatoes and certainly wasn't to my liking. Also cooked the blackass with the same methods and it came out beautiful.

I was using 15kg braid on my overhead setup, so it was pretty overkill, it still managed to take line on heavy drag and took a couple of extra minutes of coaxing when it saw the boat. Would loved to have got him on a free floating bait on the light gear! Oh well, maybe next time - but from my opinion, definately a catch and release specimen.

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hehe I didn't think they'd

Mon, 2006-06-19 11:12

hehe I didn't think they'd taste very good lol

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Ah, Smoked they come up

Mon, 2006-06-19 14:24

Ah,

Smoked they come up great mate, on the webber with some hickory it is damn good. Also they are real nice as sashimi to.

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Why bother though, when

Mon, 2006-06-19 19:57

Why bother though, when theres so much better tasting species around.

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Ahh

Mon, 2006-06-19 19:59

Ahh good point Jay, the problem being that there where no better tasting species around for the whole day, we were going home rather fishless with 2 blackass. :(

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Yeah I guess if it's the

Mon, 2006-06-19 20:11

Yeah I guess if it's the only thing you came up with for the day then it's worth a shot.
You said that was your first YTK, I guess they're not that common down there then eh?

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Not that uncommon

Mon, 2006-06-19 20:15

There not that uncommon just need the right weather to get the boat to where the fish are , west end of Rotto is a know haunt but fishing close to the reef there takes a brave skipper on anything but a real good day .

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colours

Mon, 2006-06-19 23:10

Great colour on the tail and that colour change along the lateral line. Why would the colour stop and change to white/grey along the lateral line though. You'd think it would wrap around further down to the underside?? ATB MAXY

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!!!! Mm.. for such a fish,

Tue, 2006-06-20 00:39

!!!!

Mm.. for such a fish, you don't need to cook it.. Thats like making a curry out of Dhuie!

Same for an Amberjack! If it turns out poo, then you know you've prepared it/done something wrong. Neighbours fish, no way.

Guess your not a fan of sashimi? Yellowtail kingfish (Hiramasa) are very $$ high-grade fish. Would trade an amberjack or hiramasa for pinkie ANY day, both in terms of fighting and eating.

Smoked and bbq-ed would be the way to go if you're not a fan of sashimi.

Daiwa Saltiga named a range of rods after them ;)

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Sashimi

Tue, 2006-06-20 08:56

Don't mind sashimi if its fresh, just needed some soy and wasabi on the boat and we would have been set. Wasn't really sure how to prepare it, as I said, first time species for me. Will definately try it with some other cooking/eating methods in future.

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YTK

Wed, 2006-06-21 19:56

I have always found YTK delicious , however i think you will find that searing it like YFT will achieve much better results that treating it like a demersal species (Blackarse) . it doesn`t like to be overdone .

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Wasabi & soy

Thu, 2006-06-22 08:48

We allways have some Wasabi and Soy on board , just in case a Tuna or something comes on board , I would say we do a fish every second trip for Sashimi , skippy from out deep is VERY nice indeed , Al does a great Crayfish Sashimi as well ( YUM now I feel like some ) I put the soy and Wasabi in my bag every trip just like the rod , reel and camera there allways there .

Once you start carrying it you just keep doing it , I even take it when fishing Eshed or up Loonies for tailor .

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