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#5754308 - 01/24/11 12:13 AM tilapia vs crappie..
Dunkky dude Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/01/10
Posts: 969
Just for the curiosity, i've seen many tilapia being sold at the market including costco, but never have seen crappie at any store. why is that? and what about restaurant, how come they don't have crappie? as popular as they are for eating, one would think they ought to have that along with cat fish, but nope, just cat fish... Just curious...

which fish do you prefer for eating if tilapia can be found just as easily as crappie?

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#5754315 - 01/24/11 12:23 AM Re: tilapia vs crappie.. [Re: Dunkky dude]
muddy_shoes Offline
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Registered: 11/17/08
Posts: 251
Loc: Dallas, Tx
tilapia is to crappie as bottom round steak is to porterhouse.

Tilapia is easy to raise and grows quick. You can grow them in a drainage ditch. If you like tilapia, for the love of all that is holy don't try fresh crappie, you'll be ruined for life on tilapia.
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#5754437 - 01/24/11 05:45 AM Re: tilapia vs crappie.. [Re: muddy_shoes]
carpecrappie Offline
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Registered: 09/25/10
Posts: 16
Loc: Parker county
Crappie is a game fish and cannot be sold commercially. Talapia is not a game fish and can be farmed for commercial use.

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#5754609 - 01/24/11 07:24 AM Re: tilapia vs crappie.. [Re: carpecrappie]
Fillet O' Crappie Offline
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Registered: 01/18/08
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Talapia is tasty when cooked right, crappie is tasty even when someone messes it up when cooking it.
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#5754619 - 01/24/11 07:30 AM Re: tilapia vs crappie.. [Re: Fillet O' Crappie]
lakeman Offline
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Registered: 07/27/05
Posts: 1543
Loc: cedar creek lake
Originally Posted By: Fillet O' Crappie
Talapia is tasty when cooked right, crappie is tasty even when someone messes it up when cooking it.

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#5755527 - 01/24/11 11:22 AM Re: tilapia vs crappie.. [Re: lakeman]
MrRoachie Offline
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Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 4066
Loc: Troup,TX
I understand it being a game fish, but if it is raised in your pond why can't you sell it to people????

Just like deer raised in your pen!?!?!?!?!?
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#5755727 - 01/24/11 11:57 AM Re: tilapia vs crappie.. [Re: MrRoachie]
Dunkky dude Offline
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Registered: 01/01/10
Posts: 969
yeah.. a little confusing.. about this game and non game fish stuff... aren't thsoe speck trouts/drum/red fish game fish? i've seen those were sold to sushi/sashimi restaurant..

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#5755791 - 01/24/11 12:07 PM Re: tilapia vs crappie.. [Re: Dunkky dude]
gatorgar55 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/13/03
Posts: 1664
Loc: Kemp, Texas, USA
crappie is good, Tilapia is not.

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#5756164 - 01/24/11 01:38 PM Re: tilapia vs crappie.. [Re: gatorgar55]
Dunkky dude Offline
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Registered: 01/01/10
Posts: 969
this ignorant hardhead guy from my work pissed me off... As i learned from here, i told my friend that you can't buy crappie at the store cuz they are game fish and illegal to harvest them for commercial reason. He overheard and told me that we don't see crappie cuz there'no demand for it and it doesn't taste good and that's the reason. What is the verdict here? are we both wrong or i am wrong? I need to know for sure now. If i am right, please send me some link to support that.. Thanks.

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#5756205 - 01/24/11 01:47 PM Re: tilapia vs crappie.. [Re: Dunkky dude]
Fillet O' Crappie Offline
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Registered: 01/18/08
Posts: 5703
Loc: McKinney, TX
Catch a crappie. Fry it up and slap him in the face with it. While he is sitting there rubbing his face with his mouth open throw in a piece of crappie. Problem solved.
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#5756539 - 01/24/11 03:06 PM Re: tilapia vs crappie.. [Re: Fillet O' Crappie]
Creamlevel Creek Kennels Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/16/10
Posts: 1339
Loc: Ben Wheeler, Texas
Since we started Crappie Fishing, we don't even Catfish anymore. We are strictly a Crappie & Red Snapper family. A big ole 3# slab of Red Snapper Fillet cooked on an open grill, basted with lemon juice & butter, salt and pepper to taste. Umm-umm. Crappie deep fried in beer batter. Lord/Lord

I know what is getting thawed out of the freeze tonight of course we do catch some Fres Tuna also. but, that's it. Just don't get no better in the fish cook'n deptment.
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#5756736 - 01/24/11 04:02 PM Re: tilapia vs crappie.. [Re: Creamlevel Creek Kennels]
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 2335
Loc: mckinney, tx
the gamefish thing-catfish are also a gamefish, so why can they be sold, asuming we are eating channel cats, not bullheads.
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#5756913 - 01/24/11 04:46 PM Re: tilapia vs crappie.. [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
bullcrappie Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 814
Loc: Gun Barrel City Tx. (Cedar Cre...
Hybrids are raised and sold to,"saw it on dirty jobs" i guess it has to do with being
"farm raised" and not taken from public water.
Crappie may grow to slow...
I have read that people were fined for catching and selling catfish out of Tawa.
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#5757116 - 01/24/11 05:28 PM Re: tilapia vs crappie.. [Re: bullcrappie]
Mo Offline
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Registered: 10/08/01
Posts: 10274
Loc: Lake Palestine/Cherokee co
If you would like to buy some crappie or walleye fillets

check the price here

http://www.walleyedirect.com/category/other-freshwater-fish.html

I am going to have to start charging $25. a head at the
family fish fry. smile smile


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#5758285 - 01/24/11 09:23 PM Re: tilapia vs crappie.. [Re: Mo]
MrRoachie Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 4066
Loc: Troup,TX
$105 for 15lbs. of catfish!?!?!?!?

loco

I'd rather buy ribeyes!!!!
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