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Oh my goodness Catfish-
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skinwhittler    Posted 06-16-2003 at 05:58:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
have you folks seen that picture he posted up on the photo gallery? I thought that 40 pounder i caught last week was big! Had to use a come-along to pull it out. That Mr. Catfish got the braggin rights on this site.

Clod    Posted 06-16-2003 at 07:12:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
yes,It is a very large catfish,but it is brown colored.All i have seen here is blue colored ones.I dont know if I would eat that fish.

That .....    Posted 06-16-2003 at 09:09:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
leaves more for me........all the same color inside___white & gooooooooooD!!! throw in some "hush puppies" ,slaw,freedom fries and a cold brewsky , danged done died and went to heaven!!!!!!!! Later Clod, going back for "seconds".

Clipper    Posted 06-16-2003 at 07:36:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks like a southern catfish...if so that is mighty good eating!!

Clod    Posted 06-16-2003 at 09:26:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm not hard to convince.Especially after the fish is skint and fried.

Clipper    Posted 06-16-2003 at 09:32:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Last time I caught one that size I wuz 14 an using a broomstick fer a fishin pole...

Clod    Posted 06-16-2003 at 09:42:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
We used trotlines.Some folks call them troutlines.My brother caught some big ones.But he sold the big ones and kept the ones up to 1 1/2 FT long because we thought they tasted better than the very big ones.But I never saw a brown colored one.he may have but I think we call ours blue cat and mud cat.

Trick....    Posted 06-16-2003 at 10:33:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
for the big un's is to cut the meat up into fillet sized pieces (the under belly is the "filet migon") ,get rid of all the skin...before cooking or freezing , put the meat into an ice slurry (water, ice , salt) and leave for 24 hrs., it removes all the blood, water will be blood red ,flush with fresh water , freeze or prepare.. You won't be able to tell if "catfish" was 100LBS. or 1LBS. Who's coming to supper???????

Ron,Ar    Posted 06-16-2003 at 10:23:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
That looks like a flathead to me, They are good eatin but the big ones do taste a little stronger. There are all kinds of catfish,blues, blue channel, bullhead, mudcats,yellowcats and flatheads.Oops, I forgot Oppalousa (sp?) a spotted catfish too. Then there are some saltwater cats called gafftops or hardheads. Nasty wound when ya step on them wade-fishing.

You've ........    Posted 06-16-2003 at 10:47:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
got a good "eye" for catfish there , Ron,AZ!!!!

Clipper    Posted 06-16-2003 at 10:32:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I remember mah Granny soaking a big mess o catfish in regular milk overnight prior ta cooking em up de next night...

Clipper    Posted 06-16-2003 at 10:23:18       [Reply]  [No Email] too. We could get them big brown ones outta the Mississippi River near New Orleans and you had yer hands full wit dem big rascals!

Clod    Posted 06-16-2003 at 11:41:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
this was a good lesson on catfish.

Clod    Posted 06-16-2003 at 13:36:42       [Reply]  [No Email]

Have any of you ever seen a cat fish like this?

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