What catfish do you think is better eating ?

Discussion in 'The BOC Diner' started by catfisherman369, Jan 3, 2009.

what's better eating ?

  1. channel catfish

  2. blue catfish

  3. flathead catfish

  4. i dont eat any catfish i release them all .

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  1. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    I guess If I had to pick one I vote flattys .
     
  2. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    I'm gonna go with a fried one. LOL!
     

  3. cathog

    cathog New Member

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    I guess I would have to go with filets from a 2 pound channel cat, fresh. Hard to beat in my opinion.
     
  4. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Yep, fried is the best IMO. There are other ways to present fish, prepare them.

    But anyhow, this is regarding which TYPE of catfish.

    IMO, a good clean blue here in NC cannot be beat. Flatties would be second.

    I've seen a lot of people, over the last few years on the BOC, say they prefer channel cats.

    Maybe they taste better in other locations. Among the three caught here, that would be my last choice.
     
  5. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Can't beat a blue under 10 lbs. that has been cleaned right :002::cool2:.
     
  6. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I like em all,in the range of 4-30 lbs , cleaned right I cant taste any difference,I do see a difference in the meat texture though.
     
  7. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    But anyhow, this is regarding which TYPE of catfish.


    How rude of me. From now on I will stick to the topic at hand warden. I do belive I was just scolded.
     
  8. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    Yep what load said they all are good !
     
  9. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Personally I'd rather have a good ole pan sized Yellow Belly or also known as Bullhead.Sweeter tasting mean.(Why U think Flat Heads Like them so well)
    But since their not on the list guess I'll have to go with Flats.
     
  10. Angler Ace

    Angler Ace New Member

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    I voted channel because that all I have in my area. If I had the other type of cat fish in my area, I would eat them also. But like most people, I think the ones 4 pounds and under taste better, I did eat a 20# channel once, it taste good, but was a little tough. NOW that I'm a member of The BOC, I vow to CPR all my fish over 5 pounds.
     
  11. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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    I don't eat fish, but from what I hear the Flats are the best.
     
  12. fishnvince

    fishnvince New Member

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    Hav'nt eat'n any for more than 30 years now. With all the advisories out there hav'nt felt sure enough of the quality of the fish so I just catch and release.
     
  13. tcain24

    tcain24 New Member

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    A blue under 10 pounds is great or a swamp cat about 2 pounds.
     
  14. rudepossum

    rudepossum Well-Known Member

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    I have to say a 2 to 6 pound blue.
     
  15. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    I vote for a flat under 10 pounds.Hungry just thinkin about...:wink:
     
  16. lance

    lance New Member

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    Can't choose a kind but do like smaller ones to eat . except bullheads prefer bigger bulls to make it worth the effort of cleaning them !
     
  17. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Well, just ate a bread 'n butter Blue for dinner tonight... pretty darn good. I really do enjoy the small Flatheads, but I release almost all the cats I catch. I keep a small one now and then that has grim prospects for living. I definitely love eating fish though!
     
  18. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    I think the best cut of fish is the belly meat from a flathead. It's white, flaky, and succulent! just make sure you scrape and wash off the gray stomach lining off of it. it'll give it a slimy gamey taste if not..
     
  19. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    I usually release all Flatheads. I like to keep Blues and channels around the 3-8 lb range. They taste the best to me. Flatheads are good too, but I cant bring myself to kill one, not even a small one.:wink:
     
  20. SHOWME

    SHOWME Well-Known Member

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    FLATHEADS hands down, their meat texture is so different its just WONDERFUL, we love all the catfish but that's our preference:wink: