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#12413607 - 09/04/17 10:58 AM Rio cooking suggestions
SickFish72 Offline
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Registered: 05/31/17
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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?

Thanks

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#12413713 - 09/04/17 12:21 PM Re: Rio cooking suggestions [Re: SickFish72]
Techno2000 Offline
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Registered: 08/10/10
Posts: 20
Loc: New Orleans
Originally Posted By: SickFish72
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?

Thanks
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.


Edited by Techno2000 (09/04/17 12:25 PM)

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#12413728 - 09/04/17 12:46 PM Re: Rio cooking suggestions [Re: SickFish72]
Techno2000 Offline
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Registered: 08/10/10
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Loc: New Orleans

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#12414424 - 09/04/17 10:27 PM Re: Rio cooking suggestions [Re: SickFish72]
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
I do not eat Rios but have friends who do. They fillet them and fry them up in their favorite fish fry. Rios are good eating fish. thumb
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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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#12414450 - 09/04/17 10:39 PM Re: Rio cooking suggestions [Re: SickFish72]
gar1970 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/11
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Loc: southwest more west than south...
They're a c&r fish for me

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#12414611 - 09/05/17 07:58 AM Re: Rio cooking suggestions [Re: gar1970]
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Originally Posted By: gar1970
They're a c&r fish for me





Plus 1.

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#12416146 - 09/06/17 08:54 AM Re: Rio cooking suggestions [Re: SickFish72]
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Never ate one. Texas Parks&Wildlife say they are good table fare. You may try frying them using your favorite fish fry. As big and fat that they are I would also filet them.

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