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What can I Do with Catfish on Tawakoni that Taste like mud! #10633671 02/20/15 08:59 PM
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I went to Tawakoni last week with my buddy. We caught plenty of fish, big Hybrids, Whites, and Catfish. We had a nice 57 quart cooler full. I filleted the fish there and packed on Ice, Drove Home. These cats were 3-6 lbs each nice eater sized, mostly blues with a single channel cat. The Catfish ALL tasted like mud! Every one of them. I have eaten catfish out of Belton for the last 9 years with no complaints. Is there some special way of preparation for Tawak fish? Or do the muddy waters produce muddy tasting fish? I also noticed all the drinking water around the lake had a bad taste to it, could this cause the taste of the catfish? Don't get me wrong, I will be back, the fishing is outstanding, but I may only do catch and release in the future.

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Re: What can I Do with Catfish on Tawakoni that Taste like mud! [Re: Jamoke] #10633732 02/20/15 09:32 PM
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Re: What can I Do with Catfish on Tawakoni that Taste like mud! [Re: Jamoke] #10633748 02/20/15 09:41 PM
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I have small round bucket maybe a gal. or a little more that has a flat side . I put a garden hose attachment on it so I can hook my hose to it. I turn the water on and throw my fillets in and it swirls them and washes them off great I also put my dove breast in it also. I bought it at Tractor Farm Supply

Re: What can I Do with Catfish on Tawakoni that Taste like mud! [Re: Jamoke] #10633774 02/20/15 09:54 PM
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# 1 you gotta rinse the fire out of them
#2. Soak them in salt water
#3 Very important if your filleting stay off the skin = no red meat.....ewwwwwww


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Re: What can I Do with Catfish on Tawakoni that Taste like mud! [Re: Jamoke] #10633805 02/20/15 10:14 PM
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Eat lake fork catfish is your best fix,

Re: What can I Do with Catfish on Tawakoni that Taste like mud! [Re: Jamoke] #10633919 02/20/15 11:20 PM
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Re: What can I Do with Catfish on Tawakoni that Taste like mud! [Re: Jamoke] #10633943 02/20/15 11:33 PM
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I put mustard on em and then my fish fry mix. Fry em up or bake em. They are super! thumb




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Re: What can I Do with Catfish on Tawakoni that Taste like mud! [Re: Jamoke] #10634517 02/21/15 03:47 AM
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Cut red meat out or don't cut down to the skin....







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Re: What can I Do with Catfish on Tawakoni that Taste like mud! [Re: Jamoke] #10634595 02/21/15 04:33 AM
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I have fished many lakes and all fish taste like fish to me

Re: What can I Do with Catfish on Tawakoni that Taste like mud! [Re: Jamoke] #10634606 02/21/15 04:39 AM
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Cut off their tail and let them bleed out.

Re: What can I Do with Catfish on Tawakoni that Taste like mud! [Re: Jamoke] #10634879 02/21/15 01:17 PM
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I give most of mine away .but I never heard no complaints on the quality of the fish from there
we kept all different kinds
I do know the young blue 1.5 lb and the crappie I ate from there one time tasted fine to me
interesting to hear this .....
wonder if the low water levels have something to do with it ?

Re: What can I Do with Catfish on Tawakoni that Taste like mud! [Re: Ketchn] #10639347 02/23/15 02:33 PM
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Put ice on the fish in cooler and wait a few hours afore ya clean em. Fillets will be white as snow and no blood in fillets. Works every time for nice white bloodless fillets. I prefer the 2 to 3 pounders for eatin! smile I rarely keep anything over 5 pounds if they is gonna get eaten. smile

Re: What can I Do with Catfish on Tawakoni that Taste like mud! [Re: bowfin] #10639394 02/23/15 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted By: bowfin
Cut off their tail and let them bleed out.


Without knowing more about how you handle your catch, this is the advice I would give too.


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Re: What can I Do with Catfish on Tawakoni that Taste like mud! [Re: Jamoke] #10639518 02/23/15 03:15 PM
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Our family eats plenty of cats outa twok. Fillet, soak in salt water 15-20min, rinse. I soak in mustard 30min prior to frying. We've never had a "bad" batch ever!!


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Re: What can I Do with Catfish on Tawakoni that Taste like mud! [Re: Jamoke] #10639542 02/23/15 03:21 PM
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Were your fish caught deep or shallow? I've been eating deep caught Twak blues for the last few weeks and they been fine...I always wash the fillets real hard in a 5 gal bucket and a hose spray nozzle until the foam stops rolling out the top.

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