Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-07-14, 04:26 PM   #1
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
Thread Starter
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
catch of the day

Shark is in the menu for tomorrow night's dinner. I caught a 3' Bonnethead shark today, which is some good eatin' shark meat and low mercury since they are primarily shrimp and crustacean eaters.....kind if like what bass and bluegills eat in fresh water.



I also hooked an enormous 4' stingray, which I did manage to get to* the dock on 30 pound test line. It was 4' across and 10 feet long at the tail, approximately, and will have weighed somewhere around 250-350pounds at 4' span. Have you ever heard monofilament fishing line sing? It makes a high pitched sound when it's stressed right to the edge of breaking with a really big fish on the other end........I got to hear that with the stingray. We had to cut the leader, though, because it was too big for the landing net, and too heavy to pull up anyway without a few other guys and a big gaff hook.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg bonnethead.jpg (57.3 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpg bonnethead2.jpg (81.2 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpg bonnethead3.jpg (91.8 KB, 21 views)
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

Last edited by Tom Stormcrowe; 05-08-14 at 12:27 AM.
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-14, 05:03 PM   #2
ahsposo 
Titanic Member
 
ahsposo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Deep in the North Atlantic
Bikes: A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder
Posts: 7,072
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 223 Post(s)
Yes, shark can be excellent to eat.

Plus the cleaned jaws are kind of cool as keepsakes.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by thelmatimynagle View Post
i glad turn hobbits
ahsposo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-14, 05:07 PM   #3
BenzFanatic
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Chicagoland area
Bikes:
Posts: 80
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Nice. How do you plan to prepare the shark? Would you have kept the stingray if you could have managed it, or would there be a legal issue there?
BenzFanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-14, 05:14 PM   #4
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
Thread Starter
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
Nice. How do you plan to prepare the shark? Would you have kept the stingray if you could have managed it, or would there be a legal issue there?
Stingray is not a gamefish, so no limits on size, but I can have no more than 100 rays or 1 stingray if over 100 pounds. Stingray meat, well, the wings are good, and restaurant scallops and grocery store scallops are generally ray or skate wings, skinned, soaked in brine and then punched out with what's essentially a cookie cutter with an edge, breaded and deep fried. I also have a great recipe for BBQ Ray Wings from Singapore, where it's a delicacy, or sauteed in olive oil with garlic and ginger, on a bed of rice, which is also awesome!
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-14, 05:15 PM   #5
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
Thread Starter
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The shark is going to brine soak overnight to remove the ammonia from the meat, and then a citrus marinade, and smoked with applewood as shark steaks.
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-14, 08:44 PM   #6
NOS88
Senior Member
 
NOS88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Bikes:
Posts: 6,490
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh, man. I'd forgotten how much fun trying to bring a ray or skate in could be. That must have been a hoot.
__________________
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright
Favorite rides in the stable: Indy Fab CJ Ti - Colnago MXL - S-Works Roubaix - Habanero Team Issue - Jamis Eclipse carbon/831
NOS88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-14, 12:15 AM   #7
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
Thread Starter
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
Oh, man. I'd forgotten how much fun trying to bring a ray or skate in could be. That must have been a hoot.
It was a hell of a fight, I can tell ya! The fish gave me a heck of a workout. It was great training for really big gamefish like sailfish, swordfish, or Marlin, too, since you have to keep the rod tip high to keep that monster off the bottom. Essentially, you pump the pole to bring it is. Pull up the pole and retrieve line on the downstroke as you set up for the next pull. If the ray gets to the bottom on ya, though, you just lost the fight.

I have 250 yards of 30 lb test on my Spinner and the ray pulled 175 yards of it in at least three runs where my drag, even maxed, couldn't hold the fish from running. It's a helpless feeling, watching your line run off the reel with the ratchet screaming and the monofilament singing the "I'm right at the point of breaking" note and there isn't a thing you can do to stop it if it pulls the whole spool of line out.
@jsharr, when's the last time you had a bass do that?
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-14, 06:33 AM   #8
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
my delicious bass are trained to jump into my outstretched hand @Tom Stormcrowe!
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-14, 07:28 AM   #9
DBA
Guest
 
Join Date: May 2014
Bikes:
Posts: 211
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
Stingray is not a gamefish, so no limits on size, but I can have no more than 100 rays or 1 stingray if over 100 pounds. Stingray meat, well, the wings are good, and restaurant scallops and grocery store scallops are generally ray or skate wings, skinned, soaked in brine and then punched out with what's essentially a cookie cutter with an edge, breaded and deep fried. I also have a great recipe for BBQ Ray Wings from Singapore, where it's a delicacy, or sauteed in olive oil with garlic and ginger, on a bed of rice, which is also awesome!
mmmm, mmm....what time do I show up for dinner?
DBA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-14, 08:34 AM   #10
leob1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Middle of the road, NJ
Bikes:
Posts: 2,567
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
How much meat did you get from that fella?

BTW, selling one species and claiming it is another, is usually illegal.
leob1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-14, 09:09 AM   #11
pgjackson
Senior Member
 
pgjackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Gulf Breeze, FL
Bikes: Rossetti Vertigo
Posts: 3,846
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
The shark is going to brine soak overnight to remove the ammonia from the meat, and then a citrus marinade, and smoked with applewood as shark steaks.
I soaked one in milk overnight. Came out fantastic!
pgjackson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-14, 09:14 AM   #12
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I soak my sharks in....... THE OCEAN!
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-14, 10:04 AM   #13
deeth82
Dirty Schwinn-Lover
 
deeth82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Lexington, SC
Bikes: '11 & '13 Schwinn Racers, Takara (Kent) Kabuto, '11 Gary Fisher (Trek) Marlin SS 29er, Schwinn Sanctuary Cruiser, '11 Schwinn Sid
Posts: 367
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
my delicious bass are trained to jump into my outstretched hand @Tom Stormcrowe!
My father and I will need your help on our next fishing expedition.

Nice catch, Tom!!
deeth82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-14, 01:48 PM   #14
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
Thread Starter
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
How much meat did you get from that fella?

BTW, selling one species and claiming it is another, is usually illegal.
The whole trade name of the product is "Scalloped Skate Wings" or "Scalloped Ray Wings", and they only use the process name. They then disclose in the fine print on the back of the box that it contains nonshellfish products.

meat came to 6 pounds. the shark weighed 12.3 pounds.
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-14, 02:01 PM   #15
colorider
smorenivore
 
colorider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Littleton, CO
Bikes: '06 Novara Divano, '96 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo
Posts: 436
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
On a side note - I saw an interesting special on the making of Jaws this am. It turns out that they had so much trouble with getting the mechanical shark to work that by using it less and implying its presence Spielberg was able to make a much better movie. Much more suspenseful.
colorider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-14, 02:11 PM   #16
StupidlyBrave 
Chepooka
 
StupidlyBrave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: South Central PA
Bikes: 1990 Trek 1400 7spd; 2001 Litespeed Arenberg 10 speed
Posts: 1,167
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
wait. that wasnt a real shark?

I can go back in the ocean?
StupidlyBrave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-14, 02:29 PM   #17
colorider
smorenivore
 
colorider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Littleton, CO
Bikes: '06 Novara Divano, '96 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo
Posts: 436
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
I don't know. Have you seen Godzilla? That sucker's real.
colorider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-14, 04:38 PM   #18
StupidlyBrave 
Chepooka
 
StupidlyBrave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: South Central PA
Bikes: 1990 Trek 1400 7spd; 2001 Litespeed Arenberg 10 speed
Posts: 1,167
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
I don't know. Have you seen Godzilla? That sucker's real.
ニュース速報を受信した!
ニュース速報を受信した!
ゴジラは、地域のFooの方に向かっている!
できるだけ速やかに避難所を求めてください!
できるだけ速やかに避難所を求めてください!
StupidlyBrave is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:57 PM.