Have you ever had snook?

@spalladino (17925)
United States
November 21, 2009 3:26pm CST
It's snook season down here in Florida so lots of folks are happily hooking this large fish from the river a few blocks from my house. A neighbor did well this morning and dropped one off for us to have on his way home, which my husband cleaned and sliced up for me earlier. There's a limit on the number you're allowed to keep and well as size limitations, too. It's not a bad fish either so I always enjoy eating it. Has anyone else ever eaten snook? Do you like it?
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
26 Nov 09
I don't think I've ever heard of a snook fish but we don't really hear of river fish over here, just sea fish. I'm sure that Strongheart would have known if he was still here as he did a lot of fishing. Who checks up on the limits of your fish, do you have river police? We have sea police to make sure that only those with proper professional fishing licences take boats out to fish, but they are easily bought of with a bag of, you've guessed it, fish.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
27 Nov 09
We have something similar here...I believe they're called Fish and Game. They make sure that you have the proper license and that you're not fishing or hunting something that isn't in season. With snook, they have to be not only in season but also above and below a certain length and there are strick limits on the number you're allowed to catch. I've heard that the Fish and Game cops have more power than our regular cops but I've never had a run-in with them.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
27 Nov 09
That's really interesting and I wonder if many actually comply with the laws on the length of the fish. Our professional fisherman, being the only ones allowed to fish, have to fill in a daily logo of their catch and describe each fish and its size. The price of fish is set by the sea police and it is ridiculously high but they aren't allowed to sell it for less. Luckily they are allowed to give it away if they declare it for their own use.
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
22 Nov 09
Never heard of it. I really like fish though, as long as it is cooked in some way
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
23 Nov 09
I used to say that...until I ran my mouth in front of the wrong person, saying that I would try anything once. The next thing I knew I was eating sushi, which really isn't bad. It's just the idea that it's raw...
@cream97 (29167)
• United States
22 Nov 09
Hi, spall. I have never heard of a snook before. This is very new to me. And we have never carried on this type of tradition in our hometown either. I live in the same Time Zone as you do too. I love fish. I would like to see what it tastes like.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
23 Nov 09
Well cream, I guess you'll just have to make a trip to Florida during snook season and try some. Some restaurants here sell it when it's in season.
@AmbiePam (49494)
• United States
22 Nov 09
I could be wrong, but I don't think I've heard of that before this current discussion.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
23 Nov 09
Don't feel alone, AmbiePam, I had never heard of this fish until I moved to Florida...and then I thought the person telling me about it was pulling my leg!
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
29 Nov 09
Nope I can not say that I have ever had that. . We might be going to Florida at the end of the year though, so if we do I will be sure to try it. I have never seen it in the grocery stores here. I like to try new things so if they had it I would have tried it by now. But I don't live near an ocean so it is unlikely it would be here unless it was frozen.