Also notched some kind of weird slam while fly-fishing during cocktail hour, with a bonefish, triggerfish and bar jack
, right there on the beach.
Although any of our prominent saltwater fish can make a fine sashimi (I especially like dolphin and bar jack
), the true kings of sashimi are the tunas, all varieties of which are delicious and taste a bit like rare beef.
It is simply not good enough and everyone, bar Jack
McConnell, can see that.
Heading my list of good eating "others" is the yellow jack, which anglers in southern Florida and the Keys more commonly call bar jack. I got my first taste of this fellow about 50 years ago, at the insistence of Capt.
Bar jack has ranked as one of my two or three very favorite fish ever since that distant time.
Other winter targets include cobia, bar jacks
, big cero mackerel up to 15 pounds and the occasional African pompano.
Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic waters off Florida actually offer a bevy of tough jacks, including bar jacks, lesser amber-jack, banded rudderfish, and yes, plain old jack crevalle.
Trolling runners, mullet or bar jacks on down-riggers works good when thick bands of 'cudas patrol above the structure and intercept falling baits--or when the day's target list includes kings and wahoo.