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How do you catch an octopus?

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Octo doesn't taste as flavourful as squid. ( Too squishy, slimy even when cooked)
Small squid does taste good but the flesh is thin, the best is cuttle, thicker slabs of meat but milder than squid.
 

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I will eat almost everything...including octopus. Have to admit though, I am not that fond of the taste...but then, I don't really care for squid either. Too "fishy" or something for me...

As far as catching them for food? Whatever...easier to buy, isn't it?

greg
 
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Anyone tryed gutting a octo and cutting it up?

Actually, I eat octo tentcles raw, cut a small piece tentcles from the octo and put it back in your tank. Just make sure it comes from clean sea water (no chemical salt), wash in fresh water beforer eating. If you think its cruel, ice bath that part, not the whole octo.
 
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Anyone tryed gutting a octo and cutting it up?

Actually, I eat octo tentcles raw, cut a small piece tentcles from the octo and put it back in your tank. Just make sure it comes from clean sea water (no chemical salt), wash in fresh water beforer eating. If you think its cruel, ice bath that part, not the whole octo.

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Your avin laugh arnt ya?!?!?
 
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:mrgreen: LOL what's with the :shock: :shock: :shock:
It's ture, tryed it in Korea..I must admit that if your in somewhere with extremly clean water, don't wash the octo, tastes bland after you was it in freshwater, same goes with all fish...
 
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Mushroom21,
This is definitely not the place to get such advice. I know that hook and line fishermen catch them to use for bait in Southern California, try a fishing forum.

Oh, and some octopus bites are toxic, so get some good information before you go grabbing critters in strange places. I don't know about Belize.
 

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