Teach me about Saltwater Catfish

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by catcam, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. catcam

    catcam New Member

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    How many types of saltwater cats are there? I've heard of the hardheads (considered a trash fish) and the gafftopsail. Are there any others?
     
  2. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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    The Chili Sea Catfish is found along the Pacific coast of the Baja California peninsula and in Mexico, throughout the Sea of Cortez, and along the coast of the mainland to Guatemala, and it also appears to be found around the oceanic islands. The Chili Sea Catfish, is also considered excelent table fare and is sold commercially!
     

  3. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    That is the only 3 types I know of. I see your from Georgia do you mind if I ask where in Georgia?
     
  4. catcam

    catcam New Member

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    Savannah, GA Are you going to the Wayne County Catfish Festival?
     
  5. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    Yes I plain on being there but will not be able to fish. Wish I could however.
     
  6. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    If you ever make it to Hinesville or Ft. Stewart are give me a yell I would love to buy you a cup of coffee and say hello. That is if you want to. I am all for trying to meet as many as I can from the site. I know I will be at Hunter tomorrow.
     
  7. catcam

    catcam New Member

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    Sent you a PM. Yeah it's nice to meet folks from the area. Look forward to fishing sometime.:) Jennifer
     
  8. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Jen, I'll vouch for Jim.

    He is one of the nicest, most honorable men you will ever meet.
     
  9. eaglesfan00000

    eaglesfan00000 New Member

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    Now thats something I've always wanted to do is catch some sea cats.
     
  10. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    I heard some where that one of them sea cats has some kind of hallucinate on there skin. Any truth to that?
     
  11. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

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    hmmm. i dunno about hallucinate, but their slime sure helps the pain when you get stabbed by one.
     
  12. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    Gaff tops or sailcats are some good eating. While meat and nice texture as well.
     
  13. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    Jennifer I sent you a PM back with a contact number.
     
  14. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    After you fillet your gafftop, lay the carcass on an anthill. Within a few days, you'll have nothing left but clean bones. In the head area, there's a bone that looks like a crucifix. When you shake that bone, there's another one inside that rattles, much like the sound that dice make in a cup. Supposed to represent the soldiers playing dice for Christ's clothes. You often see these bones for sale in souviner shops, along with a little card with the story of "the crucifix fish".
     
  15. cook

    cook New Member

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    Think that covers it in North America,sorry someone(not you) considers any fish "trash"
     
  16. Chief

    Chief New Member

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    that is just crazy! i want one!