the Gaspergou

Discussion in 'ALL OTHER FISH' started by IowanInTexas, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. IowanInTexas

    IowanInTexas New Member

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaspergou

    We used to call these sheephead, or rockhead back home in Siouxland

    I used to just kill them and leave them on the banks for the wild life but yesterday I read this:

    This fish has a very firm, resilient flesh and is one of the few fish that produces a skinless fillet suitable for grilling. Because of its unique texture, it is also the fish of choice for a Cajun courtbouillion, a dish similar to the classic French bouillabaisse.
    I have been catching them on worms in the Lampasas river this winter.
    Question is anyone here ever ate them?
     
  2. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Aint bad deepfried. I don't much care for it after it has been refridgerated.
     

  3. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Threw me off when you called it a gaspergou, thats what I have been calling grinnel for years.
     
  4. rwilley3

    rwilley3 New Member

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    Bam
    I thought drum were gaspergou. If you look at pics I think what the LA boys call gaspergou are some type drum and grinnel are the sheephead. I would say grinnel ain't bad fried if you eat it right out of grease because if it gets a little cool it seems like a piece of cotton and will swell in your mouth and get dry and chewy:crazy:
     
  5. randallewis

    randallewis New Member

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    We slip some in with crappie fillets from time to time. If you didn't know better, it is hard to tell the difference.
     
  6. micus

    micus New Member

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    Sheepshead is another name for the freshwater drum. Grinnel is a bowfin.
     
  7. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I never heard of the fish before unless you is taking about Freshwater Drum.
     
  8. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Like some of the others have they are pretty good when fresh and they are hot
     
  9. StuBone278

    StuBone278 New Member

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    yeah, a gou is a freshwater drum.... grinnel is choupique (bowfin)
     
  10. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    i've heard gaspergou/drum a gazillion times under my flatbottom. I've eat them filleted and fryed but agree they are best straight out of the grease. Fightin jokers ain't they.:smile2:
     
  11. fishin addict

    fishin addict New Member

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    I like taking the flat stones out of their heads. They are said to be good luck but I give them away. I have eaten a few mixed in with other fillets & couldn't tell a difference. I have only kept them from clean waters and ones that were small.