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Sledgehammer
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Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:27 pm
I had the pleasure to to battle a 31" cobia at sharkhole about a week ago. This fish took 4 hard runs and made me work to get him to the boat. I wish I could do that everyday. After we found out he was 2" short he went back for a swim.

Now the question. If he would have been legal are they anygood to eat? If yes, do they need to be fresh or can they be frozen?

Just getting prepared for the next one.

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Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:59 pm
Excellent to eat....
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Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:34 pm
You should just give them to me when you catch them, I doubt you would like them lol


Seriously, they are great and firm enough to prepare many different ways and they freeze pretty decent too, really well if you have them vaced. 8)
  
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Sledgehammer
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Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:40 pm
Thanks for the info. Maybe the next one will be legal and will be our guest of honor at our next fish fry.
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Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:09 pm
They are NASTY!!

I tell you what....I have a FISH EATING DAWG here at the house. Just drop that big'ol'boy off here and I will take care of him for you!

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Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:40 pm
Sledgehammer, Be glad to come to Oak Island to pick up the next one you Keep and take him off your hands for you!!!
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Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:40 pm
I learned back in the spring to cut out the ribs of a cobia I cuaght and barbecue them like pork ribs. Incredible. Cobia may be my favorite fish.
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Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:36 pm
They are terrible dont listen to anything these people tell you! If you catch one be sure to let it go and then tell me where you caught it so I can "eleminate" this trash fish.
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Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:39 pm
we had some not to long ago , fried them up , My wife said these taste like "High Class Fish Sticks"
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Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:52 pm
Cobia = GOOD! Fresh and frozen!!! Smoked and Grilled!!!
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SteveThePirate
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Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:13 pm
They make such a nice filet. We just got some in at work, we put them in the same cooler as grouper, thats how good they are!!! But seriously, ive never had one, but i have heard they are one of the best fish.. Good luck finding another!!
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Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:06 pm
some of the best I have ever eaten off the grill!!
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Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:43 pm
Sledge..buddy don't you listen to these guys they just want to hear how bad these things are when you eat them....So... you just bring them all to me and I'll just bury them in the garden.....wink, wink.
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Sledgehammer
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Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:51 pm
Ok, now I just need to get back out there and see if I can find a bigger one.

Everyone thinks you hook the fish but I think I'm hooked. Thinking fishing 24/7.

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Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:50 am
Sledgehammer wrote:
Ok, now I just need to get back out there and see if I can find a bigger one.

Everyone thinks you hook the fish but I think I'm hooked. Thinking fishing 24/7.

Thanks everyone.


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