New member-First post

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by seacatfish, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. seacatfish

    seacatfish New Member

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    Hi all.
    I am humbled almost to the point of not posting. :embarassed: Sure was happy to find such a well organized Brotherhood of Catfishermen. Greetings from Venice, Florida.

    Have fished all my life, and am now a small boat commercial grouper handliner. Also a Florida Seafood Dealer. My main interest in catfishing is to develop salt water catfish, gafftopsail and hardhead, as respected table fare for recreational fishermen everywhere and as a sought after restaurant product. I market sea catfish as "Red, White and Blue Catfish", to set the product apart from imports.

    I realize the BOC is mainly comprised of recreational fishermen, and expect to receive some grief. I have studied the site for several weeks and I can assure you all that my ideals are the same as yours. Because of the general misconceptions about edibility, we are presently allowing a huge biomass of preditory fishes to thrive in our estuaries, and their main source of food is the juveniles of our crabs and sport fishes! By exposing the viability of this huge resource, we can put the eating back into family fishing and at the same time start to harvest some of the catfishes, which will balance the stocks.

    I hope to have your help, Catfish deserve it.
     
  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Dan from KY!!!:big_smile:
     

  3. veryama1975

    veryama1975 New Member

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    Welcome!

    When I was fishing in Corpus Christi I caught a hard head cat & somebody told me they don't taste very good. They said the taste isn't like freshwater cats. Do they taste about like freshwater cats?
     
  4. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Dan, it's nice to meet you. I know you'll love it here as much as the rest of us.

    :big_smile:
     
  5. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Dan.
     
  6. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Welcome aboard!
     
  7. kuhlcat

    kuhlcat New Member

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    welcome dan to the boc
     
  8. catfishscotty

    catfishscotty Well-Known Member

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    welcome dan glad to have ya:big_smile:
     
  9. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Dan.
     
  10. seacatfish

    seacatfish New Member

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    Matt, I can`t be sure about the fish from Texas, as the bottom is somewhat different than here. The catfish here are very good, especially the hardheads. The Dept of Agriculture has an executive chef by the name of Justin Timineri. He has been quite helpfull, doing scientific taste tests and giving his assessment of the product. He is real high on it. He also created 6 unique recipes for sea catfish, playing on their strengths, as he put it. I will see if I can post them here.

    The telltale for me was when I put the prepared fillets in front of my daughter`s friends, without telling them what they were eating, and they all went for seconds. Our kids say hardhead is the BEST FISH they have ever eaten! They have had plenty of quality fish over the years. Another way I could say it, when I pull the fried fillets from the fridge the next day and they are delicious cold, that says something.
     
  11. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC.
    you do have some good points bro.
     
  12. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    Dan,
    Welcome to the BOC from Indiana.
     
  13. BigCatter54

    BigCatter54 New Member

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    wELCOME, i JSUT STARTED TO AND THERE IS A LOT YOU CAN LEARN BY SIFTING THORUGH ALL THE POST
     
  14. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    welcome aboard Dan.
     
  15. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC,Dan ,looking forward to your posts.
     
  16. veryama1975

    veryama1975 New Member

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    Thanks for the reply Dan. I guess you can't always believe what someone at the dock tells ya, huh? If I ever get another chance, I'm gonna eat a hard head instead of throwing it back.
     
  17. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC. from Arkansas.
     
  18. river1214rat

    river1214rat New Member

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    Welcome Dan, from Kentucky!!
     
  19. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Welcome Aboard Dan!
     
  20. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC from the Hoosier State.