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mojaveman
10-21-2013, 10:36
A giant oarfish was recently discovered off the California coast. It almost looks like some kind of sea monster. Wonder if they're good eatin'? :D

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2461753/18-foot-lomg-oarfish-sea-creatuer-California-coast-photo.html

Richard
10-21-2013, 11:26
Wonder if they're any good eatin'?

However, many commercial industries have caught oarfish by in their nets, but it is generally accidental as oarfish are known to have rather undesirable flesh.

http://www.worldfishingnetwork.com/tips/species-finder/post/oarfish#sthash.80zL6sQk.dpuf

Doesn't sound promising.

Richard

mark46th
10-21-2013, 18:11
They pop up from time to time. Before these two, the last one I heard about was down at Cabo San Lucas a couple of years ago.

JHD
10-21-2013, 19:02
I read that they are normally three feet long. The two most recent were much larger, which leads me to wonder how old these fish must have been.

tonyz
10-21-2013, 19:13
I read that they are normally three feet long. The two most recent were much larger, which leads me to wonder how old these fish must have been.

Prolly swam here from Fukushima. :D

mark46th
10-21-2013, 22:24
Oar fish have been known to grow over 30 feet in length.

Brush Okie
10-21-2013, 22:56
However, many commercial industries have caught oarfish by in their nets, but it is generally accidental as oarfish are known to have rather undesirable flesh.

http://www.worldfishingnetwork.com/tips/species-finder/post/oarfish#sthash.80zL6sQk.dpuf

Doesn't sound promising.

Richard

Yea, I woke up one morning with a gal like that once. :eek:

Divemaster
11-07-2013, 20:56
They may or may not be great eating, but I'm thinking they'd be perfect for the finals of the International Filleting World Championship for charter boat deckhands. Longest fillet takes the prize, speed being the tie breaker.