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For those that have never eaten a Rainbow Runner, try them you'll like them. Mr. Snagged talked me into trying some after we caught numerous Rainbows in the 20-24 inch size. The meat's texture and taste are very similar to fresh Amberjack but it's a little whiter in color. There is a very wide bloodline that needs to be cut out. I had filets pan fried in a little olive oil with cajun spices, I intend to try some grilled. I did consult my Florida Sportsman Gulf fishes book and it listed the Rainbow as excellent table fare.
 

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Yep, they are good. Just don't overcook as with any other fish. I made that mistake when I grilled some and it tasted like spicy, dried cardboard. I am trying some fried the next time I pull a package out of the freezer.
 

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Yeah, my wife caught a nice rainbow runner last time out... it was good!
as far as blue runners....... never felt the need to eat one, but I heard they are good.
 

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We were out today ans could see a school of rainbows swimming around the boat and couldnt get them to bite, any ideas on what they like?
 

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Bonita strips have worked really well for us. About 1/2" wide and 2" long. Use a small hook and freespool it off of the boat. As Snagged mentioned earlier, a good chum line will keep them around the boat. Rainbow Runners are smart little buggers so if they feel any resistance on the line when they nibble the bait it will immediately get spit. Let 'em take it for a good five count then engaged the spool. Hope this helps.

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