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#10698298 - 03/15/15 10:46 PM Are Hard Heads Edible?
EastTexasNoob Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
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It seems that Hardheads are easy to catch! But i never hear of any people eat them. Any of you eat them? What if they are big?

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#10698560 - 03/16/15 07:31 AM Re: Are Hard Heads Edible? [Re: EastTexasNoob]
Pat Goff Offline
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If my dog won't eat something, it's gotta be off the chart nasty, and she won't eat hardhead.
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#10698562 - 03/16/15 07:32 AM Re: Are Hard Heads Edible? [Re: EastTexasNoob]
All Tint & Upholstery Offline
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I read, in a species I.D. book, from TP&W, that they are good to eat. They said that people usually don't eat them because they're small. I caught a 3lb. one, so I tried it. Tasted just like any other catfish.
On another note; Stingray is good also. Just fillet the wings.
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#10698606 - 03/16/15 07:45 AM Re: Are Hard Heads Edible? [Re: EastTexasNoob]
skeeter22 Offline
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I've tried them twice. First and last. barf

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#10698709 - 03/16/15 08:18 AM Re: Are Hard Heads Edible? [Re: EastTexasNoob]
Pat Goff Offline
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Go ahead and catch you a bucketful and report back.
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#10698727 - 03/16/15 08:26 AM Re: Are Hard Heads Edible? [Re: EastTexasNoob]
Uncle Zeek Offline
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"Edible" depends on how hungry you are generally. Have been told that they cook up just fine, but I haven't been hungry enough to find out for myself.
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#10698803 - 03/16/15 09:04 AM Re: Are Hard Heads Edible? [Re: EastTexasNoob]
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#10698969 - 03/16/15 10:07 AM Re: Are Hard Heads Edible? [Re: Pat Goff]
roadtrip Offline
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Originally Posted By: Pat Goff
Go ahead and catch you a bucketful and report back.


roflmao
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#10699231 - 03/16/15 11:48 AM Re: Are Hard Heads Edible? [Re: All Tint & Upholstery]
Tejas Trofeo Offline
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Originally Posted By: All Tint & Upholstery
I read, in a species I.D. book, from TP&W, that they are good to eat. They said that people usually don't eat them because they're small. I caught a 3lb. one, so I tried it. Tasted just like any other catfish.
On another note; Stingray is good also. Just fillet the wings.


3 lb hardhead is a big one

you can catch them at the fish cleaning station at goose island state park, big ones.


I don't eat them but I know some guys do. Apparently the smaller ones make good bait for bull reds and tarpon

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#10699575 - 03/16/15 02:05 PM Re: Are Hard Heads Edible? [Re: EastTexasNoob]
M Squared Offline
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Registered: 08/31/12
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Loc: Grapevine, Tx
I have heard of people eating Gafftop and they can get in the 3 lb range...not for me though

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#10699840 - 03/16/15 03:39 PM Re: Are Hard Heads Edible? [Re: EastTexasNoob]
Jim Ford Offline
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Gafftops are reputed to be good table fare. Hardheads are not. I know that some people do eat them, but I, sadly -- or gladly, depending on one's outlook -- am not a member of that fraternity. And I hate it when they slime my flies.

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#10700036 - 03/16/15 05:08 PM Re: Are Hard Heads Edible? [Re: EastTexasNoob]
Uncle Zeek Offline
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I've had gafftop. It's not bad, but nothing to get excited over (but I certainly won't turn my nose up at them!)
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#10700330 - 03/16/15 07:33 PM Re: Are Hard Heads Edible? [Re: EastTexasNoob]
Pat Goff Offline
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I'm just not hungry enough to drop a snot rocket in my cooler.
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#10700397 - 03/16/15 07:56 PM Re: Are Hard Heads Edible? [Re: Jim Ford]
Palehorse Offline
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Registered: 12/24/07
Posts: 386
Loc: Surfside Beach, Texas
Originally Posted By: Jim Ford
Gafftops are reputed to be good table fare. Hardheads are not. I know that some people do eat them, but I, sadly -- or gladly, depending on one's outlook -- am not a member of that fraternity. And I hate it when they slime my flies.


I really like gafftop. If they are fresh, they taste just like any catfish. Hardheads, I wouldn't know. Never tried em.
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#10700871 - 03/16/15 10:37 PM Re: Are Hard Heads Edible? [Re: EastTexasNoob]
Beer Money Offline
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Registered: 08/07/14
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Loc: Collin County
I've had guys take gafftops and hardheads from me when they saw me catch them. I've never tried either.

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