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Yellow in catfish fillets #10634682 02/21/15 06:24 AM
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Guys, I am not an avid catman but do have pretty good knowledge in the whisker fish. I am from se oklahoma with real clear water. I have been stationed here in abilene for 8 years and all the cats I catch here have yellow in the meat.... I assume its fat? Is it the stained water? What's the deal with the yellow?


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Re: Yellow in catfish fillets [Re: cephusjoe] #10634756 02/21/15 11:30 AM
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Yellow in channels is normal. Blues and flats should have white meat.

Re: Yellow in catfish fillets [Re: cephusjoe] #10634881 02/21/15 01:19 PM
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trim out the yellow for a better quality of taste for sure on the channel cat thumb

Re: Yellow in catfish fillets [Re: cephusjoe] #10634894 02/21/15 01:32 PM
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Years ago an ole timer taught me to cut a channel cat under there lower jaw and let them bleed out before cleaning them. That will take out most of the yellow.


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Re: Yellow in catfish fillets [Re: mjmetro0719] #10634914 02/21/15 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted By: mjmetro0719
Years ago an ole timer taught me to cut a channel cat under there lower jaw and let them bleed out before cleaning them. That will take out most of the yellow.
THANKS NEver, HEARD OF THAT learn something new every day.I've done flatheads but not channel will try next time.I just cut it out with all the red meat to.



Re: Yellow in catfish fillets [Re: cephusjoe] #10635084 02/21/15 03:07 PM
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Try um ya mite like um, ya cut the yellow out aint gonna have much left more yellow than white in channels. I like channels alot better than blues

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Originally Posted By: Ketchn
trim out the yellow for a better quality of taste for sure on the channel cat thumb





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Originally Posted By: opus
Try um ya mite like um, ya cut the yellow out aint gonna have much left more yellow than white in channels. I like channels alot better than blues


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Re: Yellow in catfish fillets [Re: cephusjoe] #10635127 02/21/15 03:28 PM
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Yellow don't hurt in channels. It cooks up white just the same. Any fish will be muddy tasting when the lake is turning over. You want yellow meat get you a stringer of mudcats. Even that meat will cook up white.


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Re: Yellow in catfish fillets [Re: cephusjoe] #10635474 02/21/15 07:00 PM
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Copy that, thanks guy


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