Old 12-07-2004, 10:08 AM
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Anyone ever eat tarpon?

Tarpon are known for being a great game fish, but according to everything I've read they don't make for good eating because they have a pretty strong taste, the flesh is oily, and they are very bony.

OK, so it's not particularly "edible," but it is still "eatable." Anyone ever tried it?
Old 12-07-2004, 10:11 AM
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Dude. That's just nasty.

Put "TMI" in the header or something.

(oh. taRpon. carry on, then.)
Old 12-07-2004, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Happy Scrappy Hero Pup
Dude. That's just nasty.
I'm glad I'm not the only one...
Old 12-07-2004, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Happy Scrappy Hero Pup
Dude. That's just nasty.

Put "TMI" in the header or something.

(oh. taRpon. carry on, then.)

I was too slow....
Old 12-07-2004, 05:32 PM
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Heh...think it might be time for another one of these threads.
Smart. Hip. Dipstick.
Old 12-07-2004, 08:31 PM
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Oh, I thought you meant tarpaulin.
Old 12-07-2004, 11:39 PM
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For a second, I thought it said tampon!!!

Old 12-07-2004, 11:59 PM
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It taste's.... ummm... kinda cottony.
Old 12-08-2004, 09:11 AM
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Never had the fish; but I, too, am pleased to know that I wasn't the only person misreading the title.
Old 12-08-2004, 10:40 AM
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I keep checking back in here for a serious reply. Tarpon are very impressive fish and I believe that most anglers either release them or keep them as trophies. I do know that other bonefish which might otherwise be considered inedible are okay if you smoke them (waits for the smartasses to come back in on that one). But any fish as big as a tarpon seems bound to have some "oogy" parasites.
Old 12-08-2004, 10:41 AM
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No wonder they're so easy to catch.

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