Ahi Crudo with Curry Dressing

Last summer, this was one of my favorite ways to serve my fresh caught ahi – crudo with a curry dressing. If you want a refresher on the differences between crudo and sashimi, I wrote about it here: Crudo vs. Sashimi.  A drizzle of the curry dressing...

European Sea Bass – Loup de Mer or Branzino

The European bass, Dicentrarchus labrax, a sea bass, is also know as Loup de Mer (French) or Bronzino (Italian). Other names include: bar commun, lavraki, and robalo. Identifying Characteristics and Biology The European sea bass is silver gray all over with a darker...

Barramundi – Lates Calcarifer

Barramundi – Lates calcarifer, Asian sea bass. Identifying Characteristics Elongated body, with a prominent upper jaw. Large scales that are ctenoid (toothed on the edges). During their life cycle they migrate from freshwater to brackish water to spawn. They are...

What is Baccala?

Baccala is Italian for “dried cod.” It is also know as klippfisk in Norway. Salt cod has a long history as an economical way to preserve fish, and making it easy way to transport it. Salt cod generally needs to be soaked multiple times to remove excess...

Blue Crab – Callinectes Sapidus

Blue crab – Maryland blue crab – swimming crab – Callinectes sapidus. This crab is also known as the Atlantic blue crab or Chesapeake blue crab.   Identifying Characteristics and Biology The blue crabs are swimming crustaceans with characteristic...

Catching Wahoo – Solo Ono Fishing Trip 9-30-15

I made a commitment to the wahoo thing. No other fish on my mind. I began at the eastern edge of the middle nine at 9 am. I then trolled south toward the Mexican border. Turning west, I trolled the border to the west edge, then followed the west edge up north. I...

Chunking For Tuna

An East coast classic gaining traction on the West coast. Chunking is a form of chumming. Chunking is where bait is cubed up, not ground, and is dropped into the water. This form of chumming is to attract the target species and is becoming a go to strategy for our...