Favorite Eating fish

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2009/10/16 06:04:22 (permalink)

Favorite Eating fish

So I just read backin post and didn't want to hijack it, so real simply what's everybodies favorite fish to eat from fresh water, salt water there are to many options.
 
I love to fish for trout, but not the biggest fan of eating them, maybe I will keep a laker in the winter, but thats it.
 
For me I strap on the feed bag in winter when I go after perch, right perchy, walleye is second, and maybe smelt third.

"Give a man a fish, and he can eat for a day. But teach a man how to fish, and he'll be dead of mercury poisoning inside of three years."
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    hot tuna
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    RE: Favorite Eating fish 2009/10/16 07:30:06 (permalink)
    just speaking freshwaters, mine used to be brook trout. throw those in a pan with butter, onion & garlic yummy... BUT then some guy cooked up these little deep fried golden nuggets
    now , beer battered Bluegill for me..


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    RE: Favorite Eating fish 2009/10/16 08:36:34 (permalink)
    Perch, Crappie, Walleye (don't forget the cheeks)  Definitely the Holy Trinity of eating fish.  Never had smelt though.. i hear they just fry em up whole... is that the deal?
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    RE: Favorite Eating fish 2009/10/16 08:55:03 (permalink)
    Perch and walleye for me, too. I also like fried catfish, but the taste of that has a lot more to do with the breading used than the actual taste of the fish itself...

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    RE: Favorite Eating fish 2009/10/16 09:48:56 (permalink)
    Yellow perch Yellow perch Yellow perch






    did I mention yellow perch?
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    RE: Favorite Eating fish 2009/10/16 10:08:48 (permalink)
    TUNA.........i know it ain't freshwater but i had some last night so it gets my vote
     
    but i second the perch and walleye pick for freshwater
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    RE: Favorite Eating fish 2009/10/16 10:13:11 (permalink)
    Whatever Perch Inc. is cooking .... 
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    RE: Favorite Eating fish 2009/10/16 10:23:59 (permalink)
    Whatever Perch Inc. is cooking .... 

     
    That is exactly what i was going to type , word by word !!! LOL
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    RE: Favorite Eating fish 2009/10/16 10:35:01 (permalink)
    jk, I would have to say fresh yellow perch deep fried as seen in Dans surfand turf pic...walleye same way cooked( walleye to me is a softer flakier meat somewhat forks off like fried smallmouth but much more delicate meat.. Crappie, bluegills, white and yellow perch smallmouth largemouth all a terrific none fishy tasting meat when caught from class A waters.. although brook trout has a different taste altogether, it is up there too on the list of least fishiness tasting for freshwater. I savior the pan fried light crispy battered skin on! bullheads are good from clean waters .. the thing with larger lake trout browns bows even landlocks is they get oily and in some cases can get down right fishy from what that feed on. Sawbellies imho attribute to the strong oily taste of these larger salmonoids. I release most..probably 95% and don't bothe keeping any(over 2-3lbs) from the lakes.. As for the river trout, they tend to be less oily tasting largely in part of their diet of insects. Fish are what they eat imo..as a matter of fact,I prefer the taste of stockies over the natives in the rivers. Perch are my favorite eating freshwater fish.. Best way I learned to preserve to fresh taste if you are going to have to freeze perch fillets is to freeze them in ziplocked bags of water. I made the mistake of freezing them in ziplocks without water and they never taste as fresh when thawed and cooked.
    post edited by backin79 - 2009/10/16 10:57:03

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    RE: Favorite Eating fish 2009/10/16 11:39:22 (permalink)
    single favorite and most plentiful last few years has been Crappie
    Gills, Yellow Perch and Walleye will never be turned down!!!
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    RE: Favorite Eating fish 2009/10/16 13:47:05 (permalink)
    My favorite fish to eat are cows, elk and deer (but moose is great too!)...
     
    Ground up, grilled, and topped with cheese...
     
    It's friggin' fantastic, guys...
     
    Otherwise- bluegills, I guess.  Perch Inc. has surely "shown me the light". 
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    RE: Favorite Eating fish 2009/10/16 17:45:48 (permalink)
    One thing I gotta say to tuna and backin is I've never even tried a brookie, I hear they are the best trout, just never had the urge to try but maybe that will change soon.

    "Give a man a fish, and he can eat for a day. But teach a man how to fish, and he'll be dead of mercury poisoning inside of three years."
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    RE: Favorite Eating fish 2009/10/16 18:07:48 (permalink)
    Favorite fish to eat that I have caught and cooked:
    Pompano
    Perch
    Walleye
    Spots
    Flounder or Fluke
    Black Drum
    Sea Bass

    Favorite fish to eat from a store or restaurant:
    Sushi-almost anything except large roe
    Haddock fish fry
    Smoked salmon
    Rare tuna steak
    Shark steak
    Swordfish
    Halibut


    Most others are on my OK list
    EXCEPT CATFISH I HATE THE DARK OILY MEAT
    Deep frying or pan frying only makes it worse
     

    post edited by pghmarty - 2009/10/17 00:49:12


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    RE: Favorite Eating fish 2009/10/16 21:26:10 (permalink)
    Rating my favorite fish is dependant on availability. Perch are my favorite because come winter the freezer always has fresh ones!! 2nd is Walleye and 3rd is Striper. IF all three of these fish were readily available at all times my favorite would be Striper!!! Thank you Lance!
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    RE: Favorite Eating fish 2009/10/16 23:26:51 (permalink)
    For flavor I have to say 1 Gills 2 walleye 3 crappie 4 catfish (fresh caught never store bought)
    Smelt? oh man I bought a frozen bag of smelt for food for my aquarium last year and was reading the bag about cookin instructions, so I thought hmmm and fired a big bag full of them and ate them all tasted great..... but dam I tasted those smelt for a whole week! not sure I could eat them again.

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    RE: Favorite Eating fish 2009/10/17 00:16:57 (permalink)
    Thanks GUYS!!!!!!!! You know me PERCH!!!!!!!  And Bluegills!!!!!

    Monster PERCH Rulz!!!
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    RE: Favorite Eating fish 2009/10/17 06:53:14 (permalink)
    hmmm. im a sucker for real thick white perch fillets myself. its some of the flakiest and least fishy meat ive encountered. second is striped bass ( on the smaller side ). third would be the broad range of pannies ( gills, yellows, crappie ). Fresh landlockeds are also right on up there.
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    RE: Favorite Eating fish 2009/10/19 10:23:45 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: backin79

    in some cases can get down right fishy from what that feed on. Sawbellies



    couldn't agree more!! I love lakers from smelt lakes, but those from sawbelly lakes aren't even palatable at all.
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