Discussion Starter • #1 • Jul 24 ... you catch and eat about 4 of them < thats a meal . The grunt fish should not be underestimated even if you do find it in large schools. That's a good way to start thinking about ecosystem-based fisheries management. Mooching Salmon Fishing Technique. Pigfish. The maximum length and weight are 18 inches and 2 pounds, but pigfish are commonly 7 to 9 inches long and weigh no more than a half pound. Hogo (scorpionfish) The hogo has a face only a mother could love. So, armed with a bag full of filets, I did a blind taste test on her. A Florida grunt fish favorite is Grits and Grunts. Speechie November 16, 2011 . The Pigfish is excellent to eat. Lifestyle: These funny fish look a bit like a pig, but they also make a grunting sound when excited or scared, and just like pigs they make slurping sounds when they are eating! I have read that they are a fair-flavored panfish, but I think it�s time to tell you that I am not in the habit of eating my bait - and pigfish are bait on my boat. Wow. A head boat that provides the bait and tackle is an ideal way to bring some home to eat. Remoras are great fried up, as are spadefish, slot reds, whiting, croakers, speckled trout, bluefish, hardtails, spanish mackerel, and sailcats. Now the grunts, especially the bigger ones are good to eat… Also pick up a copy of the rules on size & limits so you don't end up with a fine. Choose between indoor and outdoor seating. These benthic predators, relatives of the pigfish and tomtate, can be found on offshore hard bottom in up to 115 feet deep. Alligator gar, longnose gar, ladyfish, spotted seatrout, red drum, southern flounder, and bottlenose dolphin feed on pinfish. The pigfish exists in the western Atlantic, from Massachusetts and Bermuda to the Gulf of Mexico. Q: Are grunts good to eat? That is interesting that the pigfish love to hang out in North and South Carolina. Pigfish are bottom feeders that forage on crustaceans, worms, and small fish. The filet of a hog fish is thinner than most other white fish so it cooks up quickly but the flavor of the fish pairs well with other ingredients such as tomatoes, lemon, basil or bay. Like other members of the grunt family, a pigfish makes a grunting sound by rubbing the teeth in their throat together. I've never heard of anyone eating pigfish but I'm sure they'll fry up. Not because of some prohibition but because we simply like fish better. Gag Grouper Fishing Tips. Order mouthwatering fish, philly cheese steaks and swiss burgers.Taste good gelato to form your opinion about this restaurant. A: Yes! Remoras are great fried up, as are spadefish, slot reds, whiting, croakers, speckled trout, bluefish, hardtails, spanish mackerel, and sailcats. Pigfish are a bit different from grunts. Pigfish (Orthopristis chrysoptera) are in the grunt family and are another good bait for most bottom fish. Right now Red snapper & grouper are temporarily off limits which are some of the most popular fish to eat. Fish love to eat squid, and grouper are definitely not an exception. Sweet, mild flavor. We catch pinfish and pigfish on shrimp and use those smaller fish for bait for red drum, sea bass and other species. I cooked one filet each of mutton, yellow tail, and lane snapper. TACKLE AND BAITS: Small Pigfish are preferred live baits for Seatrout and other species - the thought being that their grunting attracts the predators from a goodly distance away. Some people put the Pigfish in their Top 5 all-time fish to eat. They eat little crustaceans and snails off of seaweed and from rocks. Second would be a Zara Spook Jr. in Bone, or Bone with silver and white. Another good thing about this huge creep is that, unlike one of its relatives, the Salema porgy (Sarpa salpa), you won't risk having a terrible trip when you eat one. Well, this same thing happened to my wife and I. Bacon made from its side is tasty with hush puppies and fries or, well, everything. Fishing pros attribute the impressive bait qualities of squid to their smelly and oily nature. ENJOY LIFE ; FISHING AND HUNTING THE AMERICAN TRADITION FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION [ BILL ] And as we've always had easy access, whether back when we commercial fished, or for 35 years running the markets, or catching for fun and then keeping the good stuff, because of all that we just never got into the meat thing. Catching pinfish How To Eat Although the flesh is edible, most pigfish are used as excellent live bait for larger fish such as spotted seatrout. A savory pancake-like concoction made with rice flour and tumeric. 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