Skipjack ... Bait or Dinner?

Discussion in 'Skipjack Herring' started by Krauseb, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. Krauseb

    Krauseb New Member

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    I've been reading about catching Skipjack and using them as cut bait, but I've caught a few Skipjack that were kinda big. Just wondering if they taste good to us humies.

    I guess I could fry one up and try it myself, but if they aren't worth the hassle I'd like to know ahead of time.

    thanks guys
    Krause
     
  2. heavyduty

    heavyduty New Member

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    Skipjack......The Other White Meat:lol:

    just kiddin! i dont know but ive fished with some guys that would eat anything and have never heard them even mention it.
     

  3. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    I'll stick to them as bait. Too greasy for my taste. And those big ones are too good of bait to feed to the family, i'll take them to long john silvers :big_smile:
     
  4. stoney

    stoney New Member

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    they are so greasy and bony i wouldnt try it.....
     
  5. IrishO'Brady

    IrishO'Brady New Member

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    ummm yeah...
    defenitely bait.
    defenitely :eek:oooh:
     
  6. sgt_rob

    sgt_rob Member

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    Bait, are you kidding?
    You've never heard of Baked Skips, Fried skips, Skippy cassarole, Skippy Jerky, Spippy Peanut butter? Man, you don't know what you are missing! JK
     
  7. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    I kid you not! The only thing better is sauted shad............
     
  8. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    Skipjacks are great planked.

    First you scale and gut them and cut the heads off.

    Second then you soak a pine plank big enough to put them on in water for two hours

    Third you preheat your oven to 375

    Then you salt and pepper and put a dash of lemon juice and butter in their gut pocket

    Place them in the oven on the middle rack for 45 to fifty minutes

    Take them out



    Scrape them off the plank and eat the plank.
     
  9. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Ive heard of people smokin them and eatin them that way
     
  10. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    oh yummy it taste just like chicken
     
  11. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    I would think they might be ok smoked. They are a type of hering and in florida I buy smoked hering at the publics grocery store. It is good.

    You let us know how it taste.
     
  12. Bucktail033

    Bucktail033 New Member

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    Don't eat the skip jack unless you're starving. Your mouth will be all cut up and you'll be in the bathroom all day. The best cat bait around are skipjack don't waste one.
     
  13. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I dont think I would eat one, just cut em up and use him for bait.
     
  14. catman529

    catman529 New Member

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    They might be good canned in olive oil like sardines - or maybe you won't even need extra oil. If they smell good I might try one... since I have yet to catch one I dont know...
     
  15. QuincyFisher

    QuincyFisher New Member

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    I only use Skippies for bait. They are to oily for me.
     
  16. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    the only better eating aside from a skipjack is a nice hot plate of fried shad gizzards! :big_smile:
    seriously, i would not risk it!