Tuesday, May 16, 2006

5/16/06 Cobia & Prepping for Friday

Today, we had beautiful Cobia filets for lunch. We vacuum-pack all our excess fish and store it in the freezer for later use. When they are thawed, they are as fresh as the day they are packed and still have the salt-water smell.

Jack makes a thin filet about 4-5 inches long, then dips them in milk & batter, back-n-forth a few times to make a thick crust. Then it is frying time. We only fry one side at a time, not deep-frying. A little fish & corn on the cobb make for a delicious lunch.

Yesterday, Jack bought a marine radio/CD player & speakers for the boat. He could not install it today because of all the much needed rain falling down. So, he played in the utility room with rigging lures with stainless steel wires and 7-8/O hooks. I would say that we're better prepared for this trip, as far as what to troll with. It looks like Friday will have 2 ft seas which will make a perfect fishing opportunity.

Last Friday, a man was trolling out of our Port Canaveral and caught a 200 lb blue marlin!! The fight took over an hour and it was on 30 lb test line. WOW! I don't have permission to post the pictures but it was spectacular. It was a rarity for these parts. This billfish was released unharmed.

Be sure to check back by Friday night for pictures.

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