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out of all the local fish commercially availble, what are those considered to be of the topmost in taste and quality?

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  1. POMPANO

    1. Hoghead Snapper

      1. Wahoo!

        1. In order of my preference:

          tripletail
          hog snapper
          pompano
          yellowtail snapper
          grouper
          red snapper

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          1. re: freakerdude

            Good list. For me, I'd add cobia and snook at the top.

          2. Hog snapper and wahoo are favorites, but so hard to find.
            Got wahoo from a fishing boat at haulover marina years ago and became spoiled for life.
            Hoghead from captain jim's in nmb, again, a rarity.

            So to those posting a reply to this post: WHERE do you procure your picks?

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            1. re: non sequitur

              Take into account availability, and I'd say Yellowtail Snapper is close to or at the top of the list of best FL fish you can likely find fairly easily and regularly.

              I got spoiled because I used to go out on boats in the Keys and catch my own. I'd be tempted to look in the Keys for locally caught yellowtails, perhaps at Key Largo Fisheries or Islamorada Fish Co.

              But beware, see recent nationally syndicated article about how even Keys fish mongers are now importing dolphin, snapper, etc. Probably could find this by going to Google News, enter "Key Largo Fisheries". AHhhh never mind, here it is...

              http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/31/us/...

              In Florida, the Seafood Becomes Less LocalBy DAMIEN CAVE
              Published: March 30, 2010
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