Big head carp - Lots of bones, but two thumbs up!

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by Believer, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    someone gave me a 20 lber last night & I fried a little bit tonight.
    It's pretty tasty, but there sure are a lot of bones in it. I scored it, but i'm not real good at it.
    Overall, I give it a.....:thumbsup:

    Eric
     
  2. Chanellocked

    Chanellocked New Member

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    It's a pain to get that y-bone outta there, but your right it is good eatin'
     

  3. wishiwasfishin

    wishiwasfishin New Member

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    i caught a bunch of carp today and was about to make a post on if a carp was good to eat,maybe next time i'll try one but how in the world do you clean and cook them?
     
  4. kickin_wing

    kickin_wing New Member

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    Last week i snagged a 17 lb big head at meyer. But i didnt eat it. :)
    Hey Believer do you know if they closed the dam at meyer yet?
     
  5. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    to clean, fillet . then cut along the darker meat at slant ffrom eachside to form a(v shape) pull out this strip of meat and discard it . this is what my grandpa always did to remove those bones and strong taste. lol
     
  6. TeamCatHazzard

    TeamCatHazzard New Member

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    Shoot I wouldnt eat any of them nasty things! Thats just me though, Ill give ya all of em you want cuz I hate those things!
     
  7. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Years ago I saw an article or two about pike having Y-bones like that; the article had photographs of how to fillet them out. With all the videos they've got out now, maybe there's a pike video that shows how to do that.
     
  8. wishiwasfishin

    wishiwasfishin New Member

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    i'd like to try them one time just to see how they taste and there sure is enough of them to go around. hey i bit some place in this world they are the main coarse:)
     
  9. TeamCatHazzard

    TeamCatHazzard New Member

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    O Im sure they are a main course somewhere. My buddy and I were fishin at Carlyle one time and there were some Chinese people there catchin some white bass as were we, but a lot of shad too. Long story short they traded us their white bass for our shad. they said they fry them up and they are like potato chips to them! Ill pass on that.
     
  10. wishiwasfishin

    wishiwasfishin New Member

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    yeah there was some guys fishing down at the dam here the other day.i'm not sure what they were but they were not Americans. those guys kept everthing they caught and i think they were asking me for my fish but i really couldn't understand the guy:)
     
  11. caatstalker

    caatstalker New Member

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    cought one 52# up jthrue way little rock. at the lock there up from burns park. gave it to some folks .along with some huge drum, good time cought some nice blues too.
     
  12. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    When you cut the sides off them, then turn them over and cut the scales off, then score the 1/8' between cuts, almost all the way thru, deep fry them at a temputure about 350 till they float and most all the bones will be gone.
     
  13. steve-o

    steve-o New Member

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    those ain't for eatin' ewwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    please tell me you don't eat bowfin too?
     
  14. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    oh my God! can you imagine the "Methane" those things would produce?!:bad_smelly:
     
  15. wishiwasfishin

    wishiwasfishin New Member

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    lol,i'll try anything once:)
     
  16. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    Ate some more tonight. It's GOOD stuff! :)

    Eric
     
  17. kspor

    kspor New Member

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    I have eaten carp for years. They can be very tasty if cleaned properly. Cut a wide margin around the mudline and remove all red meat. The rest is mild and similiar to Cod. Carp are omnivors like cats, but can live in waters with extremely low oxygen contents as they can take their oxygen from the air. They were brought over here as a delicacy. Give it a try. You may be surpised.
     
  18. steve-o

    steve-o New Member

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    that's ok, i'll just take your word for it
     
  19. katmandue

    katmandue New Member

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    I know people who were raised eating carp/drum/etc. They always told me they were great eating, but I've yet to try one. One of these days I'll try one, but for now I'm content with other fish. In any case, if I were to try it and get out the y-bones, I think I'd use a pressure cooker.