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#3168689 - 02/18/13 02:30 PM what all kind of fish do you eat?
Slaughter-06
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Me I stick with Crappie Catfush Bream and bass. But my neighbor will fight you over a drum, I have never eat one was just wondering what I was missing. I hear Gar are good to just never had one.
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#3168694 - 02/18/13 02:39 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: Slaughter-06]
rukiddin?
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crappie, bluegills, white bass, yellow perch mainly. I've tried the gar, imo, a lot of work for mediocre at best.
I've never eat drum, but I have some friends form NC. They always come bowfish with me every year. They will take every drum we shoot. They love'em.
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#3168695 - 02/18/13 02:40 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: Slaughter-06]
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Drum is good, just has he!! of a lot of bones
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#3168736 - 02/18/13 03:30 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: A.Hall]
Spurhunter
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bream, crappie, and bass.
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#3168757 - 02/18/13 04:14 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: Spurhunter]
Slaughter-06
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can you not fillet the bones out of them?
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#3168759 - 02/18/13 04:15 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: Slaughter-06]
Slaughter-06
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I'm going to have to try one what's the best way to clean them?
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#3168777 - 02/18/13 04:28 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: Slaughter-06]
brmaster
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Pretty much most anything that swims and bites the hook,,,,but there are limits
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#3168858 - 02/18/13 05:30 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: brmaster]
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My favorites are crappie, small catfish under 5 lbs, yellow perch, and sauger whenever I can catch one. Occasionally maybe white bass or yellow bass, don't really care for stripers. A couple of folks mentioned drum, a crappie size drum from about 10" to 14" is pretty good eating, similar to white bass in taste. Big bream at least 8" or 9" that are filleting size are good too. I used to like trout, but don't mess with them anymore.
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#3168890 - 02/18/13 05:57 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: quickfire]
Outdoor life
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Love sauger/walleye, crappie, catfish, trout, bream. I'll eat bass, but it's not my favorite by all means. Basically I think all fish can be good if you know how to cook that species.
I've never ate drum, carp, or gar, but maybe this year I'll try it.
But DO NOT eat gar eggs. They are poisonous.
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#3168907 - 02/18/13 06:13 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: Outdoor life]
timberjack86
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Catfish and trout.
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#3168915 - 02/18/13 06:15 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: Outdoor life]
TNLynn
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I have cleaned a bunch of drum and they have the same bone's as a bass or crappie. Filet each side, take rib bones out= pure meat with no bones. Make sure to take out EVERY bit of red and you will have a fair piece of fish. Cut thin and eat hot and most people will never know they just ate drum.
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#3168969 - 02/18/13 06:44 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: timberjack86]
Kimberman
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Walleye
crappie
Bluegill
Trout

I have never eaten a bass, and don't plan to. I'm not a catfish fan, but done right it's ok. I have had striper before, and it was ok fried.
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#3169037 - 02/18/13 07:22 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: Kimberman]
vanleerbuckbuster
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crappie
bass
blue and flathead catfish
bluegill and shellcracker
white bass

probably forgetting some. want to try sauger, but never catch any that are legal size. might try a drum.
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#3169106 - 02/18/13 08:04 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: vanleerbuckbuster]
moondawg
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Trout
Catfish
Crappie
Bass
Salmon
Grouper
Amberjack
Mahi mahi
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#3169116 - 02/18/13 08:11 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: moondawg]
sellsman11
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Crappie
Sauger
Yellow Perch
Walleye
Catfish

I could not imagine eating a Drum.
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#3169141 - 02/18/13 08:28 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: sellsman11]
CATCHDAWG
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Pretty much any fish other than "rough fish". Don't care much for the taste of carp, buffalo, etc. not a big fan of catfish either, anything else goes in the freezer.
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#3169179 - 02/18/13 08:53 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: CATCHDAWG]
shopson
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Walleye/sauger
crappie
bass

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#3169221 - 02/18/13 09:31 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: shopson]
chunkandwind
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Man haven't yall read the US Fish and Wildlife report stating that Largemouth and Smouthmouth contain so much mercury that you can get poisoned for just eating 1 or 2?

Now Crappie. Loves me some Crappie.
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#3169222 - 02/18/13 09:35 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: chunkandwind]
CATCHDAWG
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 Originally Posted By: chunkandwind
Man haven't yall read the US Fish and Wildlife report stating that Largemouth and Smouthmouth contain so much mercury that you can get poisoned for just eating 1 or 2?

Now Crappie. Loves me some Crappie.

Lol, that all depends on where they come from!
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#3169233 - 02/18/13 09:48 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: timberjack86]
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Walleye is #1 for freshwater followed by sauger, bream, bass, crappie and catfish. I most often bring home bream though. Usually just catch and release.
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#3169250 - 02/18/13 10:11 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: timberjack86]
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Catfish, bass, bream, crappie, trout,rockfish, white bass, sauger
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#3169258 - 02/18/13 10:16 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: easy45]
deerhunter10
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my favorite it is seafood but fresh water I like catfish the best. and also when we went to Canada we caught some pike, and some other people in the camp caught walley they were both fantastic!
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#3169393 - 02/19/13 06:47 AM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: Slaughter-06]
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Fresh
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#3169399 - 02/19/13 06:57 AM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: Hawk]
stik
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crappies, trout, bream, catfish and a myriad of saltwater fish.

i know some people that can the gar. when fried like salmon patties, you can't tell the difference.
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#3169625 - 02/19/13 11:10 AM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: stik]
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catfish,crappie,trout
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#3170002 - 02/19/13 06:29 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: Football Hunter]
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The tv show swamp pawn that comes on CMT had some guys cut the ribs out of drum and cut em up like pork ribs! They barbecued, fried,and sauteed buffalo ribs and all that tried it said they were excellent! YouTube it!
1. Catfish 2 bluegill 3 walleye 4 smallmouth 5 largemouth 6 crappie in that order.
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#3170497 - 02/20/13 07:51 AM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: wobblegobble]
CountryBoy053
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Trout. Catfish. Crappie. Bluegill. Stripped bass. That's mainly out from around here.
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#3170578 - 02/20/13 09:18 AM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: CountryBoy053]
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Drum is not bad at all. It actually tastes just like redfish for those that go saltwater fishing. Just make sure you cut all the belly bones off when you filet it.
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#3170689 - 02/20/13 11:20 AM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: Bayou Buck]
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Freshwater stuff that I normally catch - my favorites are crappie, bream, bass, and white bass (in that order).

Catfish are OK sometimes, but I like the firmer meat of the fish above. Stripers and trout are mediocre after frozen, but I'll eat them fresh no problem.

Sauger and yellow perch are great when I can get them, but that's rare. I ate a grass carp once, and I wouldn't bother with that again (filleted through all the bones, put it in a pressure cooker, and made into "salmon" patties). Tasted ok, but not worth all that work.

I'll try anything once. On my list right now to try are silver carp (asian jumping carp) and chain pickerel.

I've had plenty of chances to try "rough" fish, but never tried it other than the grass carp. I might give drum a shot if I get a medium-small one this year.
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#3170693 - 02/20/13 11:23 AM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: Slaughter-06]
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#3170847 - 02/20/13 01:31 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: timberjack86]
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Normally, Bluegill, Walleye, Crappie!
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#3171088 - 02/20/13 05:52 PM Re: what all kind of fish do you eat? [Re: timberjack86]
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Would'nt a freshwater drum filet out just like it's saltwater cousin....red drum/redfish?

What I eat crappie, redfish, and speckled seatrout. I occationally smoke big trout, as I do salmon.
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