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Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by will21190, Jul 14, 2007.
do f/h taste like channels? and what size is too big to eat...thanks
They dont taste like channels and I dont care what anybody says there's no such thing as a flatheads that's to big to eat. Let's go ahead and get this subject cranked off again.
In my opinion, flatheads taste better than channels especially the belly meat.
Biggest flathead I ever ate was 40lbs. It taste real good!!....yeh, belly is the best, trim the red line out of fillets. Prefer it cut in chucks, battered and deep fried, Really good! I call the belly Alabama Halibut...:smile2:.
But when we bake or broil some fillets I really prefer the small ones, 2-3 pounders, flat, blue, or channels.....
I've eaten flatheads over 40 lbs and there great.they taste just like 5 pounders but more to eat.I also cut off all red meat and the gut liner(skin like stuff ) on the inside of the belly meat.I've had people who don't like fish tell me flathead was the best fish they ever had. I got close to 20 lbs of boneless skinless white meat off the fish in my avatar.
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The biggest flathead I ever ate was 60 pounds and it was as good as the smaller ones. I always hang the fish from a tree limb and cut its tail off so it can bleed. I soak the meat in salt water and lemon juice over night before I deep fry it in peanut oil.
Ive cleaned many channels and bulls, but never a flatty. Everyone talks of the belly meat being so good. Is there something/someway differant to clean the flatties to get that belly meat?
I THINK FLATS R BETTER TO EAT THAN ANY OTHERS.
thanks.and thats a nice fish in your avatar
fillet them as any other, just dont toss the belly meat away. its like chicken with a slight fish taste. be sure to read the fish consumption adviseries for your waters!
dont be an ignorant duck and feed your children toxic trophy flatheads!!!!!
Great responses.... guess one day I will find out for myself what a flathead tast like....I personally have never eaten a flat so I will post more to the subject when I do...lol
I agree with everybody else, Flatheads taste alot better than blues or chanells.
Hmm, never thought to eat the belly meat.
I have a friend that cooks his Catfish in a smoker. Tastes great.
Yall making me hungry, gonna take some outta the freezer now:smile2:
I think flatheads taste better than blues, and blues better than channels. And about filleting flathead different for their belly meat, once you see how much muscle they have under them compared to a channel, you won't have trouble figuring out how to get that meat!
I SECOND THAT ONE!
flathead is some of thebest fish ive ever had and i will continue to eat it. sam davis