More Fish: Isla Mujeres 2020
by Alan Luecke
(Overland Park, KS)
Hairy Blenny with chicken
Here's some more saltwater fish.
The Power Isome Sandworms are my go to bait, mainly because I can't find shrimp on the island. Every restaurant sells them and I see the boats on the water, but the local market doesn't have them fresh or frozen (I suspect there is a wholesale warehouse somewhere down island).
I went to said market and bought a chicken breast, cut it into small pieces and went fishing. Fish like chicken, what doesn't. It seemed equal to or maybe slightly better than than the Isome. However, and a big however, it's a slimy mess and doesn't stay on the hook very well. Maybe thigh meat would be better, maybe a very quick hot sear to firm up the edges. Regardless, I'm sticking with Power Isome 'til the shrimp show up.
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