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    Re: Fishin with the gators

    Quote Originally Posted by Six-Gun View Post
    The raised screen/oven method is how we did bluefish when I was growing up, which is another oily disaster if you try to pan fry it.
    Bluefish is another one I like baked in the oven on a raised screen. Too oily for frying. And it smokes well if you go low heat for a longer time to render the oil out and then finish hot.

    Making your own raised screen is pretty easy, too. Just go to a store that sells replacement oven racks and buy one. Cut to fit a cookie sheet with legs bent to give 1-1 1/2" clearance between rack and pan. Go get a small roll of STAINLESS STEEL screen wire and cut to fit top of the rack. Coat screen with your favorite oil before putting the fish on it to avoid sticking, and you're in business!

    The rendered oil from baking makes a decent bait dip for catching more fish. Works on feathered baits and soft plastics well.
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    Re: Fishin with the gators

    Quote Originally Posted by Gene L View Post
    Plus, I know a little too much about farm raised catfish fillets.
    Any of the farm raised fish I have tried taste like crap.

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    Re: Fishin with the gators

    Quote Originally Posted by Buffco View Post
    Butter cats (yellow bullhead) are a delicacy, and so are their brown and black cousins.. As are any catfish about one lb or less.

    Any bigger, and they ain't fit to eat. Yes, I guess I've never had them "cooked right".

    The one 8 lb channel cat I had was mush. Barely fishy tasting mush.
    You've not had them cooked right.
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    Re: Fishin with the gators

    If all yall want to try some gator meat, I'll see what I can do about bringing a few pounds up to the Southeastern Shoot. Just let me know.

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    Re: Fishin with the gators

    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrunner View Post
    If all yall want to try some gator meat, I'll see what I can do about bringing a few pounds up to the Southeastern Shoot. Just let me know.
    You bring it, we will find a way to cook it.
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    Re: Fishin with the gators

    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrunner View Post
    I'll see what I can do about bringing a few pounds up to the Southeastern Shoot.
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    Re: Fishin with the gators

    I pulled all of these out of the St. Johns either just North of Lake Monroe or just North of Lake Harney.











    Just picked up my boat today after getting it re-powered with an Evinrude E-Tec so I will be out on Lake Monroe and the St. Johns Saturday morning.


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