Catch n’ Cook Big NASTY Moray EEL!

Catch n’ Cook Big NASTY Moray EEL!


What is going on, guys? So here is the scoop– I came out to this beautiful
spot to fish a couple days ago. Just doing a little
simple reef fishing. Just a beautiful,
beautiful area. And I started catching
a bunch of little reef fish called Wrasse. And while I was fishing, I
saw this huge Ulua swim right into this little pocket. And then while I was
catching these Wrasse, I had a little one on. And suddenly, another
big fish came over and grabbed the little Wrasse
and tore him up pretty good. It wasn’t something
with huge teeth because he didn’t tear
him up that badly. But I still had a big fish on
come up and eat the reef fish. So what I’m going
to do is I’m going to throw a small line
down with a bobber with a little piece of squid. And I’m going to try and
catch some little reef fish. And then I brought my big
fishing rod with 30-pound test. And I’m going to put a little
reef fish on a big circle hook, throw him out there,
and hopefully get a fish on the reef fish. What I’ve got in here
is heads of a squid. I just pinch off a
piece of tentacle. And then I just thread
it on like a worm. And I found that’s been
working really well. Got one. It’s a little one. Oh, and I think it’s a– yep, it’s a Wrasse. And it’s a baby one. [LAUGHS] Perfect bait size. There we go, guys. Does that not work
like an epic Ulua bait? Got a great, big sinker on here. Let’s cast this out. [MUSIC PLAYING] All right. We are good to go. Got a rod out. Oh, man I’m excited. While the main
line’s out there, I’m just going to keep
casting for reef fish. Ah. Missed him. Got one. Oh, shoot. He’s snagged. There we go. All right, guys. It’s one of those– I call them saltwater
[INAUDIBLE].. I can’t remember what
their real name is. It looks like a saltwater
bluegill, doesn’t it? There we go. Oop. [LAUGHS] Almost hit the camera. These fish are
actually good to eat. So what I’m going
to do is I’m going to set him in a tide pool. He’s kind of on
the smallish side. I’d rather get something bigger. But I’m going to set him in
a tide pool just in case. Look. there’s a big
eel right there– a great, big, Moray eel. Look at him. That was crazy. He just came right
up into this pool. Guys, I just had
a bite right here. We’re going to check our Wrasse. [FISHING LINE STRAINS] I don’t feel very much weight. Yep, the Wrasse is gone. Wrasse is gone. Well– All right, guys. What I’m going to
do is we’re going to use this little
bluegill here for bait. I almost feel like I’m
sturgeon fishing again. I’m just going to cut
a steak off this thing. There we go. Nice, little steak of
whatever that fish is. I just ring it out there. Guys, I just saw in this little
tide pool a nice-size eel. Do you guys see that? That’s crazy. All right. I’m going to cut a
piece of this fish off. I’m going to lower
it right down to him. Let’s see if he bites it. Oh. He’s right there. He ate it. He ate it. He’s got it. Oh. He stole it. He stole it off the hook. I have to get a bigger hook. Let’s watch this. All right. Now, don’t try
this at home, kids. All right. There he has it. He has it. He’s got it. I’m going to set the hook. Oh, shoot. Oh, he snapped the line. He has too big of teeth. You know what? Wait. Wait. Wait. I think I have a spool
of line in my backpack. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I have some 30-pound test. Guys, let’s get this eel. We’re going to catch
and cook an eel. He’s got it. He’s got it. Swallowed it. Got it. Got it. Oh, it’s a battle. Oh, it’s a battle, guys. These are strong. What? Oh, it just came loose. Oh, look– he just
bent out the hook. Look at that, guys. He just bent out the
hook like it was nothing. Man, that took,
like, three seconds. Well, guys, my eel got away. My Wrasse got bitten off. Usually, I’d go back
home– probably eat something, drink something,
and then figure out what we want to do next. Guys, before we go
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whale and a bunch of stingrays hanging out just,
like, 100 yards from shore. [MUSIC PLAYING] Wow. There is no better place to
enjoy creation than Hawaii. All right, guys,
here’s a new plan– all right. So I’ve hooked up the
sinker here as you can see. But I’ve attached it
on really light line. Yeah, it’s
eight-pound test line. And I’ve been trying different
ways of tying on the sinker so it’ll detach so then I
can reel in the fish that bites the bait. And the sinker’s not
becoming detached. And so the eels have time to sit
down there, chew on the line, and chew through my leader. All right. Cast back out there. I’m just going to
sit here and hold it. I’m not going to put
it in a rod older and put a bell on and all that. So that way, I
don’t miss a bite. Guys, I got something. We got something. [FISHING LINE STRAINING] [LAUGHS] We got something. It’s an eel for sure. I can feel it. Oh, it’s a big eel. It’s a big eel. Guys, look at this thing. This is too big to keep I think. [GRUNTS] Big, nasty sucker. Look at that. Oh, my gosh. That is a big, mean, nasty eel. Oh, he got off. He got off. There he goes. I think he’s gone. Look. We got a big wave coming. Guys, that was crazy. That was too big to keep. I want a medium or
a small-sized one. He bit off the line when
he was in this pool. And then that wave came. And he shot out of here. This was the pool where
that one swam up earlier– swam up into a hunting. I better get off this. We’ve moved to a different
spot here kind of out of the wind and waves. The waves were just too big. It was too difficult
to fish there. And we got one
more piece of bait. Let’s give it one more shot. The hard part is
when it’s rough, that’s the best time to fish. But it’s not the most
comfortable time to fish. Guys, I got something. Got something good too. [FISHING LINE STRAINING] This is crazy. This is crazy. Is this another eel? What is it? Are we fishing in eel city? It’s another eel. It’s a big one. Oh, it’s a big, nasty one. Whoa. You know what? Here we go, guys. Look at that thing. Are you kidding me? Look at this nasty,
big, Moray eel. Look at that. So what we’re going to do is
I’m going to keep this one. Oh, man. It’s a little bit bigger
than I wanted to keep. But we’re going to
try eating part of it. And whatever we don’t
eat, we’ll use for bait. He’s still on the hook. We’re going to take this
big rock– we’re just going to knock this dude out. Even though this
thing is long dead, we’re still going to handle
him with extreme caution. You know how snakes can still
bite you after they’re dead? It wouldn’t surprise me if
these eels are the same way. All right. Cut the head off here. I knocked it out so many– I did not want this guy
coming back to life. So I hit him 10
times with a rock. Oh, my. This is hard to cut through. I have a super sharp knife here. Woo! Finally got the head off there. We’ll throw that out for
the other eels to eat. All right. So we got this part here. I’m just going to gut
it like I do a fish. All right. So here are all the guts. Guys, even the guts on this
thing are hard to pull out. Good grief. I see. It’s like a lining. [GRUNTS] Ugh. There we go. It’s like the air sack. All right, guys. Here we go. We got eel. It feels kind of rough. It feels like an octopus,
quite frankly– the meat does. It feels exactly
like an octopus. And look– the head
is still moving. That’s kind of freaking me out. That head scares me. All right, guys. We have our eel gutted. We don’t have enough light. I would love to actually it
out here right on the rocks. But we don’t have
enough light for that. So we’re going to take
this back to the condo. And let’s cook it up. All right, guys. So it is the next day. Funny story– last night, I
come back to our family condo with the eel. My mom says, what
do you have there? And I said, fresh eel. And she said, no. Get that out of this condo. She is disgusted. She is reviled. She can’t believe that
I am eating an eel. So good news is we have an
outdoor barbecue at our condo. So I’m going to be using
the outdoor barbecue. And then I was going
to film last night, but it was dark out. And I thought, I want a
show the whole process– what to do here– in case it’s good and
you guys want to try it. So I’m going to
wear gloves for this because this is tough to clean. We kept it on ice all night. All right. So we have our eel here. And what we’re going to do– I don’t know if I mentioned
this– we’ve never eaten one of these before. But I do know this– these
make great fishing bait. In fact, guys will
use a whole eel for the giant
trevally– for Ulua– they’ll put a whole
eel on a hook. So what we’re going to do is
since we don’t know how this is going to taste, we’re
going to cut it and use a sample part of it to eat. And then we’re going to
cut of the rest for bait. Man, the skin is thick too. OK. There we go. There we go. There we go. Gosh. This is hard to skin, though. We’ve got half skinned,
half not skinned. Take this big knife. There. And then I’m going to just
cut this up into chunks. You know what? It seems bony to me as
I’m cutting this up. It seems reminiscent of
that flounder that we tried. All right. Here we go. We have chunks of eel
that we’re trying to eat. And then we have eel for bait. We’ll put that in a Ziploc bag. So the way we’re
going to cut these is put them in a foil boat. We’re going to add
lots of butter, salt. And then I was reading
online some people use Old Bay on their eel. In fact, it was a
Bobby Flay eel recipe. And so I actually
brought Old Bay with me. Put some Old Bay on this. Also in the Bobby Flay
recipe that we saw, he used Cajun seasoning,
which I thought was funny. That’s my favorite one. We’re just going to let that
all cook in the butter there. And we will add
this to the grill. Let it cook for 10 or
12 minutes, I think. All right, guys. And now while we’re waiting
for the eel to cook, we’re going to do
a little giveaway. We’re going to give away
another one of these necklaces that I wear. I buy these on
Hawaii when I come– and great necklace–
they last me forever. And I wear them a lot. And they don’t come apart. And a lot of these
tourist necklaces– they come apart really easily. These do not. To be entered in the giveaway,
all you guys have to do is share this video
with someone somewhere. And then leave a comment below. And I will pick somebody. I just close my eyes. I pick somebody randomly
from the comments section. So make sure you
share this video and leave a comment below to
be entered into the giveaway. All right. Let’s check this here. Let’s check this here. Ooh. I see steam. This is done. It looks exactly like
a fish, quite frankly. It smells good. It doesn’t have a particularly
unique smell to it. Smells mostly like
Cajun seasoning. See– it looks a
lot like fish to me. Take this piece out like
so and this piece out. All right, guys. Here we go. It seems rather
rubbery at this point. What do you think? It does seem more rubbery. I want to make sure I don’t
have any bones in mine. Just going to try a
little bite to start with. It feels like octopus. Yeah, it does. That’s what I was thinking It reminds me exactly of
octopus, quite frankly. Cheers. Cheers. I’m saying kind of weird. It tastes like kind of a
slightly weird Cajun flavor. Here we go. Look at this. I think that was mostly skin. Because look– check this out. Let me go to this one. Watch this when I cut it here. Watch this. If I go across there
with that sharp knife– but see how it separates. And then underneath that– I think we might have
just eaten the skin. Oh. But I did skin it. But there was a layer. Oh, is there? OK. Yeah, like a layer of fat. Oh, I see. You’re just getting
pure meat right there. So try the pure meat. Yeah, let’s do that. My initial thought when I
bit into it, I was like, eh. It tastes like an eel– what you’d expect it. Come on, man. We’re going to try this. All right. Cheers again. Same texture. Yeah. It’s chewy like an octopus. If I were hungry enough– I’m hungry. But if I were hungry and
didn’t have an alternative, I’d chow down on it. But I’m not. And so for me, it’s well,
that was a good experiment. I don’t think I’m interested. I’d like to see how
they work for bait. I saved a bunch for bait. There you go. I’d like to do that. But as far as finishing
eating this bad boy, just from the texture itself,
I’m not interested in that. It reminds me a little bit
like fat on a pork chop. Yeah. It’s like the fat/gristle
on a pork chop. That’s a great way
to describe it. [LAUGHS] [MUSIC PLAYING] Well, guys, thank
you for watching. We try things so
you don’t have to. That’s right. In the case of the frogs,
the frogs were muah. Eel is no go. Yeah. Let’s go catch some more fish. Let’s go catch more fish. All right. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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