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Seared Yellowfin Tuna Nuggets

Seared Yellowfin Tuna Nuggets

Strolling past the case at a favorite fish monger I spied a small carton of Yellowfin Tuna nuggets (the pieces that were leftover after the juicy steaks and loins were cut) being offered at $6/lb. Grabbed the entire carton. Smaller pieces like these do not sear up as nice as their larger counterparts (no cool… Continue Reading

2018 – A Year To Be Thankful For

2018 – A Year To Be Thankful For

Old Salt had a very busy 2018,  with a full calendar of tournaments, angler seminars and meetings, family seawall fishing events and youth programs.  Old Salt held the Silver Anniversary (25 years) Spring and Fall King of the Beach fishing tournaments hosting over 1100 teams across the two events. Teams came from across the country… Continue Reading

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

With ingredients that are readily sourced, a recipe that is straightforward & easy to prepare and with a final product that accommodates a wide range of palates….. this one is a proverbial no-brainer for the holiday season. Recipe Ingredients 12 Large White Mushrooms 1 ½ sticks of butter Juice from 1 Lemon 1 cup Italian… Continue Reading

Selecting A Cast Net

Selecting A Cast Net

Selecting the right cast net involves little art mixed with a little science. Bait size. Mesh size. Lead. Coverage. Your capabilities. Well, in this video from Barracuda Tackle, Burton Young walks you through the decision making process using Barracudas’s family of nets as examples. Catch up with Burton Young and Barracuda Tackle to enjoy great bait… Continue Reading

Fishing In Winter Winds

Fishing In Winter Winds

I think it’s safe to say our Florida “winter” is showing face. Over the last few weeks, we have been fishing in winter winds bringing colder water temperatures to Tampa Bay. There have been several days where catching live bait has been a struggle but we have managed to still keep a live well full… Continue Reading

Stone Crab Etouffee

Stone Crab Etouffee

Stone Crab Etouffee, you say? Never heard of it. Blue crab, sure. Misc. lump crab meat, sure. But, Stone Crab? Trust me….sure! Stone Crab season runs October 15 through May 15 annually. So, we quite naturally have a fair bit of this delicacy knocking about in the run up to the holidays and beyond. Most… Continue Reading

2018 Old Salt Fish Spread Contest

2018 Old Salt Fish Spread Contest

The 2018 version (9 years running now) of the Old Salt Fish Spread Contest was a huge success. As in the past several years the event was held at Gators Cafe on Johns Pass in Treasure Island, Fl – Tuesday November 13th. This particular get together is always one of the really fun one’s every… Continue Reading

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