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#7217158 - 02/26/12 02:09 PM Question on cooking White Bass???
Goodtimes79 Offline
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Registered: 02/01/12
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Loc: Elkhart, Tx
Ever since I was a child, I was told and have cut the red from the filets of White Bass. My question is, does it really make a difference if you trim it off or not???


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#7217179 - 02/26/12 02:13 PM Re: Question on cooking White Bass??? [Re: Goodtimes79]
Red White and Blue Guide Svc Offline
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yes...red meat has very strong "fishy" flavor

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#7217205 - 02/26/12 02:25 PM Re: Question on cooking White Bass??? [Re: Goodtimes79]
Goodtimes79 Offline
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That's what I was always told, but as I was cleaning some this morning, I was thinking, wouldn't it suck if for over 30 years I've been doing this and it wasn't nessecary.

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#7217208 - 02/26/12 02:26 PM Re: Question on cooking White Bass??? [Re: Goodtimes79]
doctorxring Offline
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Absotively, posolutely makes a difference ! A bad one.

smile

Same with stripers, hybrids, big catfish... get the red out.

dxr

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#7217240 - 02/26/12 02:42 PM Re: Question on cooking White Bass??? [Re: doctorxring]
Gone Fishin' Offline
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If the fish are caught from a clear & clean water lake like the one we Guide on (Richland Chambers), I don't waste the time on cutting out the red line. If they're not going straight to the grease, I often soak them in a bowl of salt water for a couple of hours. This removes a lot of the red color.

If the fish are caught from a River, flowing Creek that's muddy, or anywhere that isn't clear water, they tend to have the fishy, muddy taste, and I'd cut the red out.

I can often trick folks with the Whites on RC when I fry them for a Shore Lunch. They think they're eating Crappie! smile

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#7217266 - 02/26/12 02:56 PM Re: Question on cooking White Bass??? [Re: Gone Fishin']
Goodtimes79 Offline
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Loc: Elkhart, Tx
Originally Posted By: Gone Fishin'
I can often trick folks with the Whites on RC when I fry them for a Shore Lunch. They think they're eating Crappie! smile


I did that to my father. He always said whites were no good. Had him over one day and told him I fried crappie. He told me that was some of the best crappie he had had in a long time. He was really surprised when I told him it was whites.

And I fish Lake Palestine. I only fish rivers when we use somebody else's boat. Lol


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#7217454 - 02/26/12 04:21 PM Re: Question on cooking White Bass??? [Re: Goodtimes79]
J.Allen Offline
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It's a personal preference. Some can't taste the red, some can a little and some absolutely hate it.
The best thing is to cook a batch with a little red left on, a lot left on and none left on and compare for yourself. What others like and what you prefer can be vastly different.
I prefer it ALL off mine.

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#7217535 - 02/26/12 04:45 PM Re: Question on cooking White Bass??? [Re: Goodtimes79]
roadtrip Offline
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I leave the red in. Taste fine to me.

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#7217550 - 02/26/12 04:50 PM Re: Question on cooking White Bass??? [Re: Goodtimes79]
sandjohnny Offline
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Leave it in, I have proved it over and over can't tell the differance.That is for Sand bass cut it out on stripers.
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#7217582 - 02/26/12 05:06 PM Re: Question on cooking White Bass??? [Re: sandjohnny]
JacksonBean Offline
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Originally Posted By: sandjohnny
Leave it in, I have proved it over and over can't tell the differance.That is for Sand bass cut it out on stripers.
Johnny



This is what I was taught.... Hybees and stripers it has to come out but whites it doesn't. If I'm frying them, I leave it in on whites. When I blacken, bake or grill, it all comes off.

Just your preference!

JB


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#7217812 - 02/26/12 06:23 PM Re: Question on cooking White Bass??? [Re: JacksonBean]
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Originally Posted By: JacksonBean
Originally Posted By: sandjohnny
Leave it in, I have proved it over and over can't tell the differance.That is for Sand bass cut it out on stripers.
Johnny



This is what I was taught.... Hybees and stripers it has to come out but whites it doesn't. If I'm frying them, I leave it in on whites. When I blacken, bake or grill, it all comes off.

Just your preference!

JB


this is how I do it too. I can't tell a difference when they are fried, but I can definitely tell if I'm grilling them on the half-shell or baking them.

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#7217854 - 02/26/12 06:37 PM Re: Question on cooking White Bass??? [Re: Goodtimes79]
Nitro J Offline
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Registered: 01/26/10
Posts: 54
Loc: cherokee county
Everything gone fishin said works but a thing i do is put em in a baggy and soak em in louisiana hot sauce for a bit take em out then soak em up in salt water guess the vinegar takes the fishy taste out I love em that way


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#7218020 - 02/26/12 07:20 PM Re: Question on cooking White Bass??? [Re: Goodtimes79]
monsterfireworks Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 276
Loc: central texas
I have been white bass fishing for about 12 years. The first 11 years I only fished creeks/rivers between bardwell and richland chamber, yegua creek, and San Gabirel River.

Every time I saw this question I wondered what is wrong with these people. I have never cut out the red meat on white bass or the occasional hybrid. Never had a complaint when I cooked either.

Got a boat and started fishing Lake Decker or Walter E Long. The white bass and hybrids out of this lake taste fishy. I don't think it is a white bass thing but a running water thing.

If anyone can explain this please do?

I am making some white bass fish tacos fresh from the yegua creek in about 20 minutes and will update if they taste fishy.


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#7218034 - 02/26/12 07:25 PM Re: Question on cooking White Bass??? [Re: Goodtimes79]
monsterfireworks Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 276
Loc: central texas
Funny sayin

Guy was fishing for whites on the creek the other day and said he had 4 whites and 12 crappie.

He said "I am not complaining, I would much rather have sirloin over chicken legs any day."


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#7218083 - 02/26/12 07:34 PM Re: Question on cooking White Bass??? [Re: Goodtimes79]
ArkansasTraveler Offline
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Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 160
Loc: Tyler
I have always cut it out...its a pain though. Put em in a mixture of mustard and Louisiana hot sauce, then batter with Louisiana fish fry. It dont get too much better

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