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Ever see a 17-inch Ribbonfish up close?

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richg99
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Ever see a 17-inch Ribbonfish up close?

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Caught three of these today. They sure are some kind of strange critters. richg99
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Are they native? Edible?
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They are native around here (Galveston,TX).

They are very edible to 5-foot sharks, kingfish and 40/50 inch redfish. They are a preferred bait for those two fish. Lots of kayakers (not me) go a half mile offshore into the Gulf of Mexico and catch those sharks and reds from their 12-foot kayaks.

I have no idea if anyone tried eating them. They are so very thin (less than 3/4 of an inch) so I doubt if anyone would try to clean and cook them. Then, some people will eat anything. regards, richg99

https://www.texassaltwaterfishingmagazin ... e2235.html

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Try cooking them like smelt.
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Do not lip them when you bring them in! :LOL2:

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I don't lip anything from Salt Water, or muskies and northern pike. richg99

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