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#12821068 - 07/09/18 05:58 AM Re: Best eating fish out there? [Re: Patrnflyr]
jippedgenes Offline
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Not a freshwater fish but my uncle caught a mahi mahi when I was a kid and when he cooked it and I tasted that fish I knew no other fish i would ever taste would be as good.

That was 40 years ago and still holds true.

#12821381 - 07/09/18 11:05 AM Re: Best eating fish out there? [Re: Patrnflyr]
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#12821411 - 07/09/18 11:28 AM Re: Best eating fish out there? [Re: Patrnflyr]
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 47880
Loc: Houston, TX
Tonight we'll be having fresh Cobia, Mahi and Red Snapper. Don't get much better than that! Crappie and Bream are my favorites from fresh water. Never had the chance to eat Walleye.
"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out" - Zachary Troy Schrah - a young man with vision far beyond his years.

#12821881 - 07/09/18 04:48 PM Re: Best eating fish out there? [Re: Catfanman]
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Registered: 11/04/03
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Loc: The Republic of Texas
Originally Posted By: Catfanman
Number 1 hands down in my opinion is White Bass to me they taste Even better than crappies

Years ago I would have scoffed at this statement. But live and learn.

Once I learned that it is an imperative to wash the heck out of the filets, rinsing
three times with ice water until the rinse water is CLEAR, not pink. On really
big whites it's best to cut out the red stripe. Not needed for ones under 15 inches.

I would put white bass filets treated in this manner right up there with the best.

I still put up bluegill as my favorite, but white bass is right behind, then catfish and crappie.


#12821901 - 07/09/18 05:08 PM Re: Best eating fish out there? [Re: Patrnflyr]
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walleye, followed by crappie, and then flathead cats. Black bass, channel cats, and blue cats all fall about number 4. sandbass/white bass are gross IMO

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#12822372 - 07/09/18 11:16 PM Re: Best eating fish out there? [Re: Patrnflyr]
wrestlefish Offline

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I am a fan of crappie and walleye, but striper is pretty darn good and offers a different texture. I put striper above catfish. Saying that, I wouldn't turn down a meal of any of the above.

#12822432 - 07/10/18 06:00 AM Re: Best eating fish out there? [Re: JackCaster]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: JackCaster
Freshwater = Walleye. I spent my teenage years in Southern Alberta and fished every slough, river, irrigation ditch and lake within 200miles of Medicine Hat. Fresh Walleye from the Oldman is second to none.

Saltwater = Alaskan Halibut. The spring and fall fish trucks use to come through town loaded with the latest catches from the coast. Salmon were good but the halibut slabs were heavenly. (great job, mom!)

I'd love to try Walleye. A great reputation for taste as freshwater fish go, almost always mentioned by folks "in the know" along with crappie. Alas, the only lake around D/FW stocked with a viable population of them? Wheeler Branch. But, they are a tough target.

Ah! Halibut! JackCaster nails it on the head for me. These fish are large enough to present thick slabs for cooking. And, what a taste.

For you catch and release guys still needing options:

Icelandic Cod fish sandwich or plate from Zeke's in FW ordered with okra and eggplant? You'll never eat at a Pappadeaux again. Zeke's is legendary, you never get over it if you need a dose of fried food. Habit forming, be careful. The owner is a great guy, used to be a bit like the Soup Nazi, but has mellowed with age.

Halibut fish sandwich from the Lake Athens Marina Restaurant: very good, great even.

The Bottom on Bluebonnet Circle in FW - Halibut fish tacos. Dear God!

Catfish? Shrimp N Stuff on O street in Galveston, the old location. Even a half order is a big meal. This place knows how to fry fish. Cheap, too.


#12822571 - 07/10/18 08:34 AM Re: Best eating fish out there? [Re: Patrnflyr]
cellis Offline
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I haven't tried walleye, but for Texas freshwater fish the best to me is crappie.

#12822634 - 07/10/18 09:18 AM Re: Best eating fish out there? [Re: Patrnflyr]
karstopo Offline
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Registered: 05/22/16
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Loc: Brazoria County
I wonder if anyone has had Rio Grande Cichlids? I haven’t. What about anything in the carp family? Gar doesn’t do anything for me.

#12822658 - 07/10/18 09:38 AM Re: Best eating fish out there? [Re: Patrnflyr]
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Registered: 03/18/12
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Loc: Tarrant County
Freshwater for me is Walleye then Crappie. If you cut the blood line out of Striper or Sand Bass, they are delish as well.

Saltwater. Snapper, Mahi, Cobia, Tuna. Some of the deepwater snapper in Hawaii like Opakapaka are really good.
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#12822841 - 07/10/18 12:04 PM Re: Best eating fish out there? [Re: Catfanman]
Mo Offline
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Registered: 10/08/01
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Loc: Lake Palestine/Cherokee co
Originally Posted By: Catfanman
Number 1 hands down in my opinion is White Bass to me they taste Even better than crappies

this proves the old saying , " there is no accounting for taste or lack of it " smile

Walleye = Crappie

for fresh water

Flounder in salt water



#12823888 - 07/11/18 04:18 AM Re: Best eating fish out there? [Re: Patrnflyr]
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Baby bass
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#12823947 - 07/11/18 07:08 AM Re: Best eating fish out there? [Re: Patrnflyr]
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Registered: 10/04/07
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Loc: Central Texas
Crappie and Walleye. Edge goes to Walleye because they live in colder water. Last year in Canada guide bet we couldn’t tell difference between Northern Pike and Walleye. We kept some for shore lunch and everyone tried both. Most of us couldn’t.
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#12824053 - 07/11/18 08:45 AM Re: Best eating fish out there? [Re: blooper961]
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Originally Posted By: blooper961
crappie hands down.
Bluegill 2nd place

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#12824173 - 07/11/18 10:06 AM Re: Best eating fish out there? [Re: 9094]
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Loc: Southlake, Texas
Walleye and yellow perch, to me crappie are not even a close second and I really like me some crappie.

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