So I was out fishing with the kids the other day and most of what we were catching was Rio Grande Cichlids. fun fish to catch as they snatch and grab a worm like no other fish. Since they are so prevalent these days (blame the drought for the warmer temperatures?), I was wondering if anyone eats them and if so do you do anything other than dip them in corn meal and fry them? Are they even a good fish to eat?
We used to catch them by the 5 gal. bucket around here at New Orleans city park until the last hard freeze put a hurting on them.They taste like any other panfish... batter up and fry.