Fishing…Gringo Style…

We had heard there was a fish market within walking distance on the beach of where we are living. We also heard that we couldn’t walk on the beach to the market at high tide. So we asked a few questions and were told to go in the morning.  We headed out and walked down the beach toward Panama City and around the point.

Walking to the Fish Market...
Walking to the Fish Market…
Around the point...
Around the point…
Restaurants & bars & fish market
Restaurants & bars & fish market
Fishing boats...
Fishing boats…

But, when we got to the market, we were told that we should come back at 2pm when the boats come back in. So, we at least got a nice walk along the beach out of the deal. But, checking the tide tables, 2pm would be high tide, so we would have to travel the streets to get back to the market. It’s a nice afternoon for a walk, but then every afternoon is nice here.  Out walking is another chance to see the beauty that surrounds us.

On the way to the fish market...
On the way to the fish market…
Glomo Gorgano
Glomo Gorgano Beach

Once we got to the road down to the beach, we found out why you can’t get here during high tide. The beach was GONE!

There was a beach there...
There was a beach there…
Watching the waves roll under the bar...
Watching the waves roll under the bar…
Drinking tip low tide...
Drinking til low tide…

So, fish were being sold at the top of the road. He had sea bass, langistinos (a kind of shrimp)

Langostino...
Langostino…

and stream crabs, I think that’s what they are called…

Stream crabs
Stream crabs

We decided on sea bass. He said two, I said two. I was thinking two fish, he was talking 2 pounds. So we ended up with 3 fish, for 2 dollars. We headed for home, going past this great little fixer-upper…

Fixer-upper...cheap
Fixer-upper…cheap

and this beautiful place…

Another beautiful place...
Another beautiful place…

Once we arrived home with our “catch”, our first step was to look up how to fillet sea bass. Thank heavens for the internet. With some good video instructions, I started to prepare the fish.

Internet & fish...
Internet & fish…
Looks good so far...
Looks good so far…

My one recommendation, SHARP knives are a MUST!!!

Not bad for the first time...
Not bad for the first time…

Frying is easy…

Looking good...
Looking good…
Almost ready...
Almost ready…

Dinner is served!!!!!

Ready to eat...
Ready to eat…

Yes, it was good!!!!! Next time, Langistino’s…..:-)

 

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4 thoughts on “Fishing…Gringo Style…”

  1. That’s amazing! as are the tides. What a wonder that they take 6 hours to get from high to totally low and then another six to get back to full high tide. Love your blog!

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