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Postby BEOWULF » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:30 am

I was told these are not Blue Runners, as I thought they were.
The meat was not as dark as is usual for runners.
They tasted great too.

Any ideas on the fish ID?
The one on top was 21 inches, that's huge if it's a runner!

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Re: Fish ID

Postby fishnfool73 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:49 am

Looks like blue runners to me.
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Re: Fish ID

Postby tears143 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:21 am

bluerunner
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Re: Fish ID

Postby gruntking » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:21 am

that would be Caranx crysos also known as the bluestripe jack man what a great catch keep up the good fishing :cheers: :happyfisherman:
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Re: Fish ID

Postby BEOWULF » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:52 am

I concluded Blue Runner as well until I fried them up, man, that was a tasty meal. Runner was never that good.

Mr. gruntking, do I detect a note of sarcasm? Per fishbase.org, "caranx crysos" = Blue Runner :roll:
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Re: Fish ID

Postby tears143 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:56 am

BEOWULF wrote:I concluded Blue Runner as well until I fried them up, man, that was a tasty meal. Runner was never that good.

Mr. gruntking, do I detect a note of sarcasm? Per fishbase.org, "caranx crysos" = Blue Runner :roll:


Runner was always good in my book... you can make sushi with it as well... sashimi
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Re: Fish ID

Postby gruntking » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:02 pm

BEOWULF wrote:I concluded Blue Runner as well until I fried them up, man, that was a tasty meal. Runner was never that good.

Mr. gruntking, do I detect a note of sarcasm? Per fishbase.org, "caranx crysos" = Blue Runner :roll:



sarcasm from me never :x
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Re: Fish ID

Postby Miami_Chris » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:06 pm

If you really love fish, you'll eat anything. I'll pass on the blue runners though lol
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Re: Fish ID

Postby BEOWULF » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:57 am

Well I'm glad to see I have such a following that I'm being quoted from other posts. I was certain they were Blue Runners, but then this guy came along saying they were Rainbow Runners or something and put me in doubt. Also, I'd never seen one so big before.

And no, not a "prized" species for me, but I did get an offer to sell them, so I guess it is for someone else. And no, he wasn't Asian.

Just click on my logo below and look at a couple of "prizes".
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Re: Fish ID

Postby admiraljack » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:52 pm

Like Saltydog said, bluerunners and many other fishes of the Carangidae family can taste GREAT if you filet them and remove the dark muscles. The white meat it delicious :chef:
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Re: Fish ID

Postby swordfish » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:06 am

LOL Beo, I was joking, sorry, lol. Hey man its meat, better than anything you can buy at the supermarket!

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Re: Fish ID

Postby fishnfool73 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:53 pm

As long as its within the legal limit and eaten not wasted who cares. I laughed at people that ate gaffsail catfish until I tried one.
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Re: Fish ID

Postby gruntking » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:51 pm

JonathanT305 wrote:
swordfish wrote:LOL Beo, I was joking, sorry, lol. Hey man its meat, better than anything you can buy at the supermarket!

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I've seen blue runner and jack crevalle for sale at the Tropical supermarket on 60th street in Hialeah. They had mayan cichlid too. :shock:


guy your talking about hialeah look at the people that live there
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Re: Fish ID

Postby swordfish » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:29 pm

I think its hilarious what they pass off as fresh nowadays to be honest with you... At least YOU killed the runner... Ever seen the supermarket fish? they have cooties, been frozen for years etc lol

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Re: Fish ID

Postby fishnfool73 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:06 pm

Two Bills Seafood used to sell tropicals, parrotfish and small wrasses like 2-6 inches each. The wrasses were sold by the scoopful for a few bucks. I never igured out what people did with them and how the got someone to catch so many.
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