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swampdogswampdog Central FloridaPosts: 2,740 Captain
Back when the “seafood sellers” tried to change the name of mullet to Lisa? They thought a name change would help sell more to the restaurants. Apparently they thought Fried Lisa sounded more appetizing than Fried Mullet. It never caught on...
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  • evernic1evernic1 NMBPosts: 892 Officer
    Didn’t know that 
    but I still hate the idea of “mahi “ we’re not in the pacific !!!
    call it dorado so tourists won’t think it’s flipper
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  • tankeredtankered Gainesvill, FlPosts: 1,027 Officer
    evernic1 said:
    Didn’t know that 
    but I still hate the idea of “mahi “ we’re not in the pacific !!!
    call it dorado so tourists won’t think it’s flipper

    I vaguely remember the name change effort. 

    Agree on the mahi crap. Annoying. Dorado is better.
  • Tony RomaTony Roma Posts: 1,067 Officer
    What sounds better Orange ruffi or Patagonian Tooth Fish
  • tankeredtankered Gainesvill, FlPosts: 1,027 Officer
    Tony Roma said:
    What sounds better Orange ruffi or Patagonian Tooth Fish

    Neither. Chilean seabass. 
  • evernic1evernic1 NMBPosts: 892 Officer
    tankered said:
    Tony Roma said:
    What sounds better Orange ruffi or Patagonian Tooth Fish

    Neither. Chilean seabass. 
    Ya beat me to it...
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  • Tony RomaTony Roma Posts: 1,067 Officer
    I’m often wrong 
  • jetmech2jetmech2 Panhandle Posts: 1,205 Officer
    Beeliners or vermilion snapper? We say Beeliners here. 
    And a Cobia is a Ling. 
  • Sixth GenerationSixth Generation Posts: 910 Officer
    Chilean Sea Bass and Orange Ruffi arent the same?
  • tankeredtankered Gainesvill, FlPosts: 1,027 Officer
    No. Orange ROUGHY is the actual name of the fish.

    It's the Patagonian toothfish that's known as Chilean seabass.

    Either beeliner or vermillion snapper, both work around here.

    Cobia is known as Overrated trash fish, or Goliath remora. To me at least ;)
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 17,250 AG
    Ever had Cobia sushi?

    Delish!!!  Better than cooked, IMO.
  • altuckaltuck TallahasseePosts: 340 Deckhand
    Yes, I remember, I think the Florida Dept of Agriculture came up with the idea to promote the commercial .fishermen.
    As you say it was not effective and in fact pretty much a joke.
    Them what like Mullet are going to eat it anyway and dressing it up with a fancy name ain't gonna convince them that don't like it to eat it.
  • Sixth GenerationSixth Generation Posts: 910 Officer
    Tankered, got it.  Cobia not on your list of favorites?  I like it all if it comes from the sea.  Next time you have some cut it in good 3" or so chunks for the grill.  Melt a stick of butter and then add a half cup of worchestershire sauce to it and pour over the chunks.  Seal up ziplock and roll it around to coat it all.  Put it into the fridge for a half hour while you get the grill ready.  The butter will get hard again and use tongs to remove it from the ziploc.  Toss it on the grill to medium, medium rare, and see if you like it any better.  That is also how I do blacktips...  I am headed through Gville this evening on my way to High Springs for the weekend!
  • tankeredtankered Gainesvill, FlPosts: 1,027 Officer
    Sorta joking with the trash fish designation, I'll keep one if I catch it, just consider it very highly overrated and not deserving of the pedestal so many place it on. No better than AJ or kingfish IMO. Edible, but just OK.

    Tripletail and pompano are the 2 I consider in a class by themselves as far as delicacies go, and from there it is impossible to rank all the fish that I really love, although spanish mackerel is way up there too. I even like properly prepared bonita!

    Something about the drier, firmer texture of cobia, AJ and the like just doesn't do it for me. 
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 9,524 Admiral
    Top 3:

    1) Pompano
    2) Sheeps
    3) Mangrove (15-20 inch)
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  • bigfinn35bigfinn35 Sarasota/VenicePosts: 891 Officer
    I do like cobia but wouldn't put it anywhere near my top spot. Also prefer the larger mangs, but to each their own. Hogfish is a long ways ahead of anything else we catch here for me, with sheepshead, yellowtail, spanish macks, and scamp as distant runners up.
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  • evernic1evernic1 NMBPosts: 892 Officer
    edited June 4 #17
    jetmech2 said:
    Beeliners or vermilion snapper? We say Beeliners here. 
    And a Cobia is a Ling. 
    Believe it or not 
    In  Virginia, Cobia is called bonito!! In some places like the eastern shore
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  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 8,748 Admiral
    I like just about any fish as long as it's prepared correctly.

    I'll eat it.
  • conchydongconchydong Pompano BeachPosts: 9,674 Admiral
    edited June 4 #19
    The Spanish name for mullet is “Lisa“. It is not a made-up name just a name of a fish in a different language. Just like dolphin is the Dorado in Spanish. But we are in “America” so they should just call mullet.

    “Everyone behaves badly--given the chance.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway

  • Wayward_SonWayward_Son Coconut Creek, FLPosts: 76 Deckhand
  • Tony RomaTony Roma Posts: 1,067 Officer
  • gogittumgogittum SW New MexicoPosts: 2,016 Captain
    Love it, one of my favorites, but I've got it stuck in my little pea brain that Linda Ronstadt sang it.  Can never remember it was Jessi until I see it in print again.
  • Bigfish5Bigfish5 Posts: 449 Deckhand
    Yes, the mahi thing drives me crazy also.   There are 4 or 5 "YOUTUBE" fisher people that claim to be from Florida and everyone of them say some derivative of MAHI.    Its a **** dolphin and that what it should be called.   AND GET OFF MY LAWN while your at it.    Seriously though call it a dolphin, they will figure it out. 
  • Bigfish5Bigfish5 Posts: 449 Deckhand
    P.s.   i have had Lisa a few times it was not bad at all.
  • evernic1evernic1 NMBPosts: 892 Officer
    They are great for bait
    live or dead 😊
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  • Mackeral SnatcherMackeral Snatcher Posts: 12,095 AG
    Bigfish5 said:
    Yes, the mahi thing drives me crazy also.   There are 4 or 5 "YOUTUBE" fisher people that claim to be from Florida and everyone of them say some derivative of MAHI.    Its a **** dolphin and that what it should be called.   AND GET OFF MY LAWN while your at it.    Seriously though call it a dolphin, they will figure it out. 

    Don't get me started on the jewfish thing
    THERE SHOULD BE NO COMMERCIAL FISHING ALLOWED FOR ANY SPECIES THAT IS CONSIDERED OVERFISHED.
  • jetmech2jetmech2 Panhandle Posts: 1,205 Officer
    edited June 10 #28
    Nothing beats fresh fried mullet, cheese grits, coleslaw and banana pudding. And,, sweet tea. 😉
  • pottydocpottydoc Port Saint JoePosts: 4,808 Captain
    I could change the word mullet into a pile of much better fish. And that’s from a six generation (at least) zFl Cracker.
  • Jstubby2Jstubby2 Lat -90 Long +90 👍Posts: 609 Officer
    (Nothing beats fresh fried mullet, cheese grits, coleslaw and banana pudding. And,, sweet tea) you left out turnup greens & corn bread.  Use to get that most Fridays when in town at the Magnolia BBQ in Lake City, all you can eat Buffett.
  • finbullyfinbully Posts: 871 Officer
    I can honestly say I've never had mullet but I have had Lisa. Very satisfying.
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