I live in Minnesota, and here, according to almost everyone, walleye is king. Fortunately this state offers some of the most diverse fishing as can be found everywhere. Most of the people I fish with, only target bass and walleye until I take them catfishing. 1 or 2 fish on, and most of them are instant "closet" catfisherman. Doesn't seem like many want to admit they target our whiskered friends, but judging from the number of campfires lining the river banks at night, it appears that there are plenty fishing for ole whiskers. It's interesting that its easy to get someone to go catfishing, but when it comes to eating them, most people are hard to convert. I have always gotten a laugh out of people saying how muddy cats taste because they "only eat on the bottom." What's even more entertaining, is when they brag right afterward about how great a walleye tastes. Now I am sure we all know, cats don't only eat off the bottom (I have even caught 2 on top water lures while bass fishing, that suprised even me). Since most of the guys I fish with, somehow have never figured out how to fillet fish without getting all the bones out (especially northerns), I typically do all the cleaning for the groups I go out with so most of them really don't know what the different fillets from different fish look like after being cleaned (I skin everything). About 3 years ago I doctored up a small channel cat fillet making it about the size of the perch fillets I was frying. I gave it to my father-in-law right next to a perch fillet. He ate both pieces down before I even had the time to get more done, and he told me how great it was. My wife busted out laughing as soon as he said it since she knew what I had done. So, how many of you have done that to someone who wouldn't even give ole whiskers a chance?