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    Default First Post to Corn Island Fishing Forum!

    For days (weeks?) now, this forum has been empty, so I will take the bulls by the horns and make a post.

    This is a photo of "grading" fish in "recepcion." Fish Houses in Nicaragua make those in the USA look like "3rd world" operations. They are the cleanest and most "strictly governed" I have ever seen.
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    Marlies you have told the truth there, I bet people don´t know how much effort has been going on in Nicaragua to upgrade their method of handeling seafood products....

    Sometimea a bit of over kill but like you say they make some of the fishouses home look...Well a bit run down, and behind times....
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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    After all You,Tom and cookshow are the Islands reps in Fishing.
    I did find an old post by kevin,where he caught some fish,and moved it here,so there are now 2 post on the Islands.

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    When I went to Pasenic for the first time with Merle and Marlies and saw the size of the groupers and snappers I was blown away. to be fair they were caught in Merles boat who has an uncanny ability to sniff out fish The best part of the trip was when I saw the fishermen basically giving away monster trigger fish as trash fish, called "Old Wives"

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    Quote Originally Posted by renco View Post
    When I went to Pasenic for the first time with Merle and Marlies and saw the size of the groupers and snappers I was blown away. to be fair they were caught in Merles boat who has an uncanny ability to sniff out fish The best part of the trip was when I saw the fishermen basically giving away monster trigger fish as trash fish, called "Old Wives"
    Trigger fish ARE trash fish. Mean, nasty good-for-nothing trash fish.

    And I have the scar on my ankle to prove it.

    Die trigger bastards! Every last one of you!
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    Default Nice!!!

    I think I still have an open invitation from marlies to fish out of corn island,I would love to bring a Thermo,full of snappers and groupers.

    In casares,they called Pez Hoja or Flounders, trash fish,I guess it's because how ugly looking they are, and they sell them for $12 Cordobas a pound,when I saw a huge over 10 pound flounder my jaws dropped, I bought it and had it filleted.
    My family had never eaten a flounder before,now they have and they love it.

    Quote Originally Posted by renco View Post
    When I went to Pasenic for the first time with Merle and Marlies and saw the size of the groupers and snappers I was blown away. to be fair they were caught in Merles boat who has an uncanny ability to sniff out fish The best part of the trip was when I saw the fishermen basically giving away monster trigger fish as trash fish, called "Old Wives"

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    Default Trash Fish

    No better eating in the world than grilled trigger with crab meat stuffing. They are mean miserable nasty fish when you get them on the boat. Die trigger bastards and bring em to the dock ,every last one of em.
    Quote Originally Posted by El Doc View Post
    Trigger fish ARE trash fish. Mean, nasty good-for-nothing trash fish.

    And I have the scar on my ankle to prove it.

    Die trigger bastards! Every last one of you!

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    Die trigger bastards! Every last one of you!
    Good one, but like renco said,they are fine eating,pez guardia(soldier fish,due to their skin color) make a sweet ceviche.

    Interestingly enough,in casares Triggers are called Pez Chancho,Pig fish.

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    Islanders tend to have a different taste for fish, compared to, lets say, "Floridians." Groupers are called "rock fish" and considered "trash fish" and "rank." On any given day, you could trade a 20+lb grouper for a kingfish or barracuda of any size. Preferred fish, according to locals, are mackerel and barracuda and old wife (trigger fish). One of the reasons might be that red grouper (called "nassau grouper" on the coast - "nassau grouper" are a completely different sub species in Florida, but get grouped into one category in Nica) tend to have a lot of worms in the filets - more than the Florida "Red" Groupers. I have given a gift of a fresh red grouper, on several occasions, to friends who are islanders, who have admitted to "feeding it to the dogs." Hard to imagine...

    Also, in Island Restaurants, expect fish to be fried until it is "dry" (and always seasoned with "consume de pollo/msg!"). There is no such thing as a "lightly sauted filet - cooked until it 'begins to flake'".

    Needless to say... I do not allow anyone else to cook seafood for me... unless it is in RunDown!

    Yet, I have developed an appreciation for barracuda steaks (which would have gotten me sent to the "loony bin" if in Key West!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by renco View Post
    No better eating in the world than grilled trigger with crab meat stuffing. They are mean miserable nasty fish when you get them on the boat. Die trigger bastards and bring em to the dock ,every last one of em.
    Our old (American/USA) Captain showed me how it was impossible to push down the "trigger" (spine) on the triggerfish, unless you first pressed on a "secret spot" just forward of the trigger... then it would recess immediately.

    Just a little "fishermans' trivia" which might make you look really "smart" during your next fishing trip! Information only found here!

    "They say" once you have had an "old wife" on Corn Island, you will never leave...

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    Old Jw considered shark to be a trash fish.He said," they would just gut em and chuck em over". I told him he was crazy that the shark fillet was some good eating and one day I got hold of some shark and cooked it up for JW and was suprised. By the way my favoite way to prepare a shark fillet is to treat the same way you would any steak and right before ya pulli t off the grill give it a LITE baste of BBQ sauce .

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    Oh, but the taste of a flouder, suffed with oyster dressing, baked with lemon, butter and garlic.....

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