Eating flathead catfish

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by will21190, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. will21190

    will21190 New Member

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    do f/h taste like channels? and what size is too big to eat...thanks
     
  2. turkey22

    turkey22 New Member

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    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.
     

  3. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    In my opinion, flatheads taste better than channels especially the belly meat.
     
  4. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    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.....

    good fishin
    mike
     
  5. CUT_BAIT

    CUT_BAIT New Member

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    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.
     
  6. David Knotts

    David Knotts New Member

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    William, Steve, Mike, and Ben welcome to the BOC.
     
  7. David Knotts

    David Knotts New Member

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    I like BIG OPS and I can not lie.lol
     
  8. dcastle

    dcastle New Member

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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.
     
  9. Light

    Light New Member

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    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?
     
  10. GUNTZ

    GUNTZ New Member

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    I THINK FLATS R BETTER TO EAT THAN ANY OTHERS.
     
  11. CUT_BAIT

    CUT_BAIT New Member

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    thanks.and thats a nice fish in your avatar
     
  12. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    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!!!!!
     
  13. deerhunter4

    deerhunter4 New Member

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    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
     
  14. riverdawg-1

    riverdawg-1 New Member

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    I agree with everybody else, Flatheads taste alot better than blues or chanells.
    chip
     
  15. janzaldo

    janzaldo New Member

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    Hmm, never thought to eat the belly meat.

    Jaime
     
  16. TRP1

    TRP1 New Member

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    I have a friend that cooks his Catfish in a smoker. Tastes great.
     
  17. STUMPKNOCKER

    STUMPKNOCKER New Member

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    Yall making me hungry, gonna take some outta the freezer now:smile2:
     
  18. dusky

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    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!
     
  19. vandellchuck

    vandellchuck New Member

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    I SECOND THAT ONE!
    --chuck:smile2:
     
  20. ateamfisherman

    ateamfisherman New Member

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    flathead is some of thebest fish ive ever had and i will continue to eat it. sam davis