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#1 Spirithawk


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Posted 19 February 2007 - 06:45 PM

Ok, this is sure to raise some controversy. In your opinion, what is the best tasting fresh water fish to eat? I've tried Bass(Both Large and Smallmouth), Walleye, Catfish, Perch and Crappie. I prefer Crappie above all others.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 06:54 PM

For me it would defiantly be Crappies and Sunfish aka Bluegills. You can catch them very easily and the limit is pretty high here.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:23 PM

Sunfish/Bluegills and crappies. However, a pan of brook trout , fresh caught out of a Montana mountain stream, served with fried potatos and home-made bread and butter, cooked over an open fire at a secluded campsite, would work just as well for me.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:55 PM

Fresh caught walleye out of a cold Canadian river system. Two fillets lightly breaded then pan fried in oil to a crispy light brown covered in some pan cooked onion and diced potatoes. ;)

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 08:08 PM

for freshwater either crappies or channel cats.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 08:33 PM

I agree with Rowdy, fresh walleye is first on my list, then crappie then catfish. They are all great eating.
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Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:04 PM

I have never eaten fresh walleye, just ones PA caught and brought home for us. I will say it was wonderful. But I have eaten fresh crappies and it to date is the best.
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Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:07 PM

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:12 PM

Fish are fish EXCEPT for the ones that come out of Duck Lake. The rainbows that come out of there are the pinkest best tasting fish I have ever eaten.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:16 PM

Crappie and Yellow Perch for me.



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Posted 22 February 2007 - 09:25 AM

i eat a lot of crappie but the fresh walleyes are the best then yellow perch then crappie....jmo....

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 09:54 PM

In southern fresh water-crappie is king. On the bays-flounder and seatrout, lastly redfish. In the deep blue, I've always favored fresh yellowfin tuna, fresh yellowtail snapper second, and of course fresh caught mahi-mahi(after refridgerated overnight-it's just not the same).

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 07:15 AM

Having never eaten Walleye, Crappie, Bluegill or Perch despite hearing they are all good... I would have to say Catfish.

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 10:06 AM

walleye, salmon, crappie, trout, sunnies, then Bass for eating order but catching is another story Bass, crappie, salmon, northern
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Posted 11 April 2007 - 04:15 PM

Walleye, pan fried golden brown. My second is northern pike in the double digits, same recipe. The rainbows and me don't get along, as they are so fat that they taste like suet.

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