Favorite fish to eat

1/8/15 @ 5:09 PM
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svitreum
svitreum
USER since 8/29/06
OK. List your 5 favorite (freshwater) fish to catch and eat, ones that you can catch somewhat locally please. Here are mine: 1. Flathead catfish 2. Yellow perch 3. Bluegill 4. Northern pike 5. Walleye
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3/13/15 @ 7:06 AM
SnakeSter
SnakeSter
MEMBER since 7/9/12
I love all of our Wisconsin fish, but my all time favorite is Shark on the grill w/lemon & pepper. Pike is my Wisconsin favorite.

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3/12/15 @ 10:18 PM
splashman
splashman
USER since 6/26/01
Perch...Bluegill....Walleye....Crappie.....and Friday beer battered Cod.

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3/12/15 @ 10:00 AM
svitreum
svitreum
USER since 8/29/06
I have eaten my fair share of rock bass from Lake Geneva and find them enjoyable. No where near as good as gills or perch, but tasty just the same. When filleting them, just be aware that their bones are a bit thicker (especially the pin bones) so you will want to get them out completely. I routinely cook them side by side with gills and find myself eating the gills first every time. I guess I would say they compare to smaller large-mouth in flavor.

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3/11/15 @ 9:33 PM
wale
wale
USER since 2/12/13
1. perch 2. bluegill 3. winter crappie 4. walleye 5. northern pike last two would be higher if I catch more to taste.

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3/11/15 @ 7:57 PM
big ken
big ken
USER since 6/3/06
I agree with what most have said,

Walleye, Perch, Northern, Gills and Coho.

I hadn't considered Rock Bass before. We catch some pretty healthy ones, but always release. Any special cleaning or preparation thoughts

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3/11/15 @ 7:35 PM
Gill 1774
Gill 1774
USER since 6/17/03
Bluegills........although I feel rock bass are darn close to bluegills and they are thicker and easy to catch. anyone agree? As for other 3, northern, walleye and small cats

Edited on 3/11/15 7:36 PM
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3/1/15 @ 7:34 AM
slipery
slipery
USER since 1/30/11
coho walleye perch northern smoked salmon

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2/20/15 @ 11:53 AM
svitreum
svitreum
USER since 8/29/06
Yes, it is very important to bleed out a Flathead to get the best quality meat. I just cut a couple of gill rakers and throw them in the livewell with water continuously flowing. You could put them on a stringer and get the same result. If the water is warm, then I wait to bleed them until I am about to pick up and go. I make sure they have about 30 minutes or so to bleed out. One of my friends used to nail the lower jaw of the fish to a tree, cut the tail and bleed them that way. Big Smile

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2/20/15 @ 9:36 AM
wini
wini
USER since 3/27/06
Walleye, Lake Michigan perch, cod, grouper, and Bluegills Northerns are great fresh, but I don't like them once frozen.

Edited on 2/20/15 9:39 AM
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2/20/15 @ 5:50 AM
Hika Jupa
Hika Jupa
USER since 5/6/09
Perch. Walleye. Brook trout. Smelt. Bluegill.

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