Best tasting catfish?

Discussion in 'LOCAL TENNESSEE TALK' started by SGTREDNECK, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    What is the best tasting catfish to you? Flathead, blue, or channel? What is the best tasting size to eat? Or do you believe they all taste the same?
     
  2. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    I've always heard a mess of channels are good.:wink:
     

  3. JUG_LINE

    JUG_LINE New Member

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    Flathead under 10 pounds is great.

    Channel under 5 is also really good.

    Blue couldn't pay me to eat them in any size.
     
  4. Shutupandfish

    Shutupandfish New Member

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    A flathead under 15 pounds and under
    A channel cat has to be under 10 pounds, usually smaller the better
    And Blue has to be under 15 pounds and thats pushing it.

    Flathead being the best bar none.
     
  5. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    I guess it's up to the person doing the eating... I got nothing against anyone keeping the largest fish they caught!!!!! Look at it this way what do you like more ribeye steak or veal come's from the same aniamil just one taste better than the other :smile2:Oh yea lmao veal is a little smaller!!!
     
  6. bigm catfish

    bigm catfish New Member

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    I LIKE BLUES,FLATTY AND CHANNEL UNDER 10.BLUES AND FLATTIES HUNT. THE BIGGER THEY ARE THEY HAVE TO BE CLEANED RIGHT.I HAVE FOUND. BIGM CATFISH
     
  7. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    I'm partial to flatties 8 and under with channels in the five and under range running a close second. Fry some taters and onions with either and you've got a meal:big_smile::wink: Stay safe and stick a pig!!!:wink:
     
  8. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    I find flats around the 4-8 pounds are great. The fillets are not too think and don't need to be filleted twice. Channels in the 4-5 pound range are my keepers. And blues around 5-8 pounds, but they have to be sliced thin. I also only add alittle dry mix to my catfish as I don't like a thick batter. I want to taste the fish not the batter. Good luck out there
     
  9. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    The best to me is a 10 lb flathead for a good courtboullion(cajun dish)..Because the flathead eats primarily live bait it tends to make the meat sweeter and less oily tasting..A good 10 lb fish makes a perfect size pot for the family + leftovers..As far as fried I like under 5 lb channels..
     
  10. CatHunterSteve

    CatHunterSteve New Member

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    Flatties too in my opinion, but that don't ammount to much sometimes at least my kids don't think so.:wink:
     
  11. catfishscotty

    catfishscotty Well-Known Member

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    my votes flathead

    blues second

    bullheads third

    channels yuck !!!!!
     
  12. littlejomojo

    littlejomojo New Member

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    whatever catfish that i catch and someone else cleans and cooks for me lol

    impossibilities aside i have always liked channels the best-- got flats, blues and channels frozen right now im not too picky :)
    my favorite fish to eat out of all is walleye and ocean perch
     
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  13. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Joe.
     
  14. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    tear me off a flattey its all good !
     
  15. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    A blue less than 10 lbs. that has been cleaned right is by far the best tasting to me.
     
  16. festus

    festus New Member

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    I like them all, but I think they're best on the smallish size. Some of the best catfish I had was at a hole-in-the-wall restaurant just north of Panama City, FL. They were small channel cats, I presume, had only been skinned, gutted, heads cut off, and probably beer battered. You got about three of them to a plate, they left the tails on and you ate around the bones or just separated the meat from the bones. They were about the size of a good ear of corn, along with mustard greens, cornbread, hushpuppies, and cream style corn.
     
  17. Greasy Ham

    Greasy Ham New Member

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  18. bookr1

    bookr1 New Member

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    I like Flatheads the most, but I only catch Blues
     
  19. gatortail

    gatortail New Member

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    flathead ole buddy they r the best