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#31 Rocco


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 10:19 PM

Look up Fly Fishing for Perch in Denmark on Youtube.  They have monsters there that were putting hefty bends in 8 wt rods!



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 10:50 PM

Steve-O...  I understand that WQ can affect the taste. (see my black crappie experience above).  Catfish farmers do a taste test of a few fish to decide whether to harvest them.  If they're off-taste, they take them off their feed for a day or so, and try again.

I probably should have said, given that all the species are taken from clean water, which do you like best.


As for catfish, I used Black Bullhead for my master's thesis research, so I'm much familiar with catfish.  Channel cats are great, especially small ones, where you can get them nice and crisp.  Bullheads are crap!  There are two species of saltwater catfish, and both live in Florida.  Hardhead cats are awful, both taste and texture.  Sail cats are absolutely great, but they're so big, they have to be cut into fillets.


Since you prefer cod and flounder, I'd categorize you as one of those that like fish to not taste like fish (i.e., fishy).  :-) 


Mike... take a trip down to Islamorada and have some conch chowder and yellowtail snapper, or some blackened Mahi.  The wife can settle for a hamburger.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 10:45 AM

I'm one of those guys who grew up fishing fresh and saltwater, and 50 years ago all fish was good to eat because it was fresh caught.  Today most "fresh" fish has been on ice or frozen for at least a week so you have to use your imagination in a restaurant.  So I salute those of you who go fishing where the fish is still "tasty" like it's supposed to be.  I used to go fishing in the Indian River Lagoon for a big seatrout or slot-limit (ridiculous) snook or maybe a big flounder.  Skin, fillet, and put on ice until I got home and fired up the grill--man, that's good eating!