This weekend is lion fish awareness and removal in Pensacola. This invasive species has become a nuisance around our off shore reefs and multiplying at a fast pace. Most are caught diving for them useing a spear gun. You can also catch them on hook and line just be extremely careful when removing them from the hook. Lion fish have a poision in their fins which can cause extreme pain if stuck by one. On the other hand their meat is very mild and makes for some great table fare. Just remember to remove the fins using gloves and a sturdy pair of pliers before filleting them.
Be safe and enjoy your fishing trip.
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