greenhornet73

Mola mola

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6 mins ago, greenhornet73 said:

Whitehouse beach brings back memories.  Friends of ours own a house on it, beautiful area.

We've been going to my wife's family place there for 27 years, her parents passed so we bought out the rest of the siblings two years ago, absolutely love it there, practically raised our three kids there every summer weekend.  

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I saw three on the North shore the other day.   Pretty big ones.   We were petting them.  Cool fish.

 

FWIW, regarding eating them, I have a book from when I lived out in Washington, and the author caught a very small one (25-30 pounds) and wanted to try eating it.  If I recall correctly, as it's been a long time since I read it, he was camping at the time.  Once he got through the skin, he mentioned it being very gelatinous, and after a lot of unpleasant digging around he was finally able to locate some meat, which he proceeded to cook up in a frying pan.  He mentions popping it in his mouth and chewing, then having an irresistible urge to spit it out  Same for his pals with him.

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, jkrock said:

mentions popping it in his mouth and chewing, then having an irresistible urge to spit it out  Same for his pals with him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seems like the sharks had a similar reaction

3 hours ago, Chemikillz said:

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Nothing like seeing one swimming by your dock in 6 ft of water when you pull in at sunset.  As I motored over to make sure it was a Mola, I recognized it as "Scarface" one we've been seeing out in the bay, with a propeller scar across his face...

 

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