texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
lakeprotackle, twa1987, Charles Dinwiddie, DallasDawg75, picklegreen
115965 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 104,530
hopalong 100,184
Pilothawk 81,268
John175☮ 80,010
Bigbob_FTW 76,299
JDavis7873 67,408
Derek 🐝 67,036
Mark Perry 64,077
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,157,372
Posts15,827,523
Members140,965
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Gar? #13567460 05/22/20 02:10 PM
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 47
T
tuner Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
T
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 47
Anybody ever eat gar? How would one prepare it? I've seen the Cajuns only target catching gar and would not be happy when they catch a catfish?

Re: Gar? [Re: tuner] #13567475 05/22/20 02:20 PM
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 139
Boomerbrewer Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 139
I have, good fish for baking/broiling or long cooking without getting mushy. Don`t eat the eggs, I hear they are toxic.


2013 Glasstream 221 Center Console 150 Merc.
Helix 10, Helix 9 mega SI x2, Garmin 9sv + livescope
Terrova Ipilot Link 36v 105ah Lithium, 12v 160a Lithium Aux
Re: Gar? [Re: tuner] #13567788 05/22/20 06:37 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,842
S
smooth move Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
S
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,842
i have and don't care for it. if fried, it's better cold the next day, JMO, if made into gar balls there's so much else in the ball that you can't taste the fish. i'm not a alligator tail fan either. much rather have the shoulder.


es le bon ton roulet
Re: Gar? [Re: tuner] #13568245 05/23/20 12:21 AM
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,646
C
Coolarrow Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
C
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,646
Gator gar back strap cut in 10” lengths. Filet into a 1” thick sheet. Stuff with Boudain, wrap with bacon, smoke till bacon is done. Awesome!

Re: Gar? [Re: tuner] #13568264 05/23/20 12:42 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 14,386
D
deucer02 Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
D
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 14,386
You think it's good because Cajun's eat it? Please tell us you're kidding. Please.


Biden famously said in the New York Observer, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”
Re: Gar? [Re: tuner] #13568281 05/23/20 01:03 AM
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,646
C
Coolarrow Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
C
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,646
If your talking to me.. gator gar meat is very white and has a great texture for smoking.. It’s really good if you have never tried it! Now I avoid needle nose and spotted gar. It’s a little course for frying to me. But I prefer smoked cat fish over fried also. Smoking separates the fat from the meat. Now crappie I will fry but grilled is awesome too.

Re: Gar? [Re: tuner] #13569745 05/24/20 04:19 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,059
M
machinist Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
M
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,059
Back in the day when frozen food first came or when it started getting popular fish sticks were made from gar. It is a real white firm meat that I think tastes pretty good. Today Fish stick are made from haddock or cod and they are not bad either.


I fish on the edge and stay out of the middle

99 BassCat Jag w/225 Merc Optimax
Retired TXU Outage Manager
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2021 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3