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Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by catoon, Sep 14, 2008.
i usally like 4 to 5 pound channel and blues but will go up to 10 for flat heads
Up to 10 pounds.
up to ten anything abouve lives anuther day
to me the best are 3-5 lbs
Personally I like 1/2-1lb. Fried Whole.
I prefer 3 to 5 but if we need fish i will kept up to 10 lbs and no more
My personal preference is 2-3 pounds and like mine fried whole and on the bone..But every once and a blue moon I like to make a traditional cajun dish called courtbouillion (coo-be-yawn).Its basicly a tomatoe based fish stew and the best fish to use is flathead..One fish about 10 lbs will make a nice pot and basicly what I do with it is steak it..Ok now that I got eveybody drooling including myself..Nothing over 10 lbs is my rule..
i like em 3-5 lbs myself.
My "eating size" for cats are defined by two things: the min size limits for channels/blues/flatheads in Indiana caught int streams (10"), and the size at which they generally more out of the category "1" in the contamination report (16-17" for the "cleaner" waters near here). Anything between those two sizes is fair game.
Prefer 2-5 lbs. upto 10
The size that will fit into my big mouth:smile2:. Really 10 lbs and under when I feel I want a mess of fish. Usually all of my fish go back.
2-4 pound catfish : channels/blues/flats are considered eating fish to me! All others go back in the water
any size is good to eat. cut a biggun into smaller pieces to fry and it will taste fine. for ease of preparation, 3-5 are the fastest to clean and not much to trim... so i would say 3-5 pounds would be the best all around for eating.
Now that I'm drooling all over myself.....Can you share your recipe for that Cajun fish stew????? Please!!!!! Never tried anything like that, but dang, that sounds good!!! I usually just take some cats up to 5 lbs and fillet them and fry them.:big_smile:
Well my normal standards are cats up to #10 but I haven't ate one over #6 in a very long time. I only eat fillets so the #5 and under fit my fryin pan perfect so that's what I keep. My decesion isnt based on taste cause they all taste good.
I'll have to think about it cause I just kinda wing it when I make it..But I'll think about how much of the ingredients I use and try to put together the recipe and create a thread soon..
sounds good we will be waiting
I like the fiddlers, which means under 3lbs.
10 pounds is definatly my cut off. Still though when it comes to size in flatheads it seems that some fish could go 10 pounds that are actually 7 or 8...those fish usually go back also.
I eat em all if the freezor is empty but usualey 3-10 lbers all day long! As fer as best eating prepping them properly they are all good i cant tell a difference....