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Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby jehler » Tue May 29, 2012 5:57 am

cannon wrote: We catch 'em in the river . . . We release 'em in the livewell.

out salmon fishing with a buddy, when jr was a bit younger

Jr: "what's this valve for here on the console?"

Buddy: "that's the wash down valve, if you turn it this way it fills the live well"

Jr: "oh, that's cool, our boats only have death wells"
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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby cannon » Tue May 29, 2012 6:49 am

jehler wrote:Jr: "oh, that's cool, our boats only have death wells"


Words of wisdom from a young man who I can guarantee will never starve to death.

You should definitely encourage Jr. to move down south some day. He'd fit in a lot better down here. People whom are familiar with the actual origination of tablefare down here are heaped with awards and accolades. Newspapers typically print pictures and long write-ups about what great citizens they are. Granted, I'm sure he'd have to do a little adjusting to acclimate himself to the local vernacular, but once he masters the proper use of terms and phrases like "y'all" and "fixin' to", he'd be pegged for one of the locals within days.
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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby MinnesotaDan » Tue May 29, 2012 8:25 am

I never really eat bass cause I'm too lazy to clean them. Up until this thread I thought my uncle was the only person who fished for them just to eat them. He gave me a look of disgust when I set this fat beast free haha

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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby HNTFSH » Tue May 29, 2012 8:42 am

MinnesotaDan wrote:I never really eat bass cause I'm too lazy to clean them. Up until this thread I thought my uncle was the only person who fished for them just to eat them. He gave me a look of disgust when I set this fat beast free haha

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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby lostpup » Tue May 29, 2012 8:43 am

Indaswamp wrote:
MOhuntingGuy wrote:
3legged_lab wrote:They all taste like fish anyways. Cannon, eat the ones you like.

This.

Once you batter 'em up and fry 'em up, its still gonna taste like fish. Crappie will always be my favorite. After that, its just fried fish to me. Bass, perch, cats. They all taste the same.

they don't all taste the same....and I've got a gar hole full of gar to prove you wrong!
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Only reason to put that much spice and seasoning on something is to cover up the bad taste it leaves in your mouth !
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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby lostpup » Tue May 29, 2012 8:44 am

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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby MinnesotaDan » Tue May 29, 2012 9:03 am

HNTFSH wrote:
MinnesotaDan wrote:I never really eat bass cause I'm too lazy to clean them. Up until this thread I thought my uncle was the only person who fished for them just to eat them. He gave me a look of disgust when I set this fat beast free haha

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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby tucker301 » Tue May 29, 2012 9:27 am

HNTFSH wrote:Dude is that a Tornado behind you??? :lol3:


Some of you guys will believe anything.
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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby MinnesotaDan » Tue May 29, 2012 9:38 am

hahahhahahhahahahaahahhaah! How did you do that!?

and I actually thought the picture looked photoshopped when I looked at it later.
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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby Indaswamp » Tue May 29, 2012 10:29 am

cannon wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
MOhuntingGuy wrote:
3legged_lab wrote:They all taste like fish anyways. Cannon, eat the ones you like.

This.

Once you batter 'em up and fry 'em up, its still gonna taste like fish. Crappie will always be my favorite. After that, its just fried fish to me. Bass, perch, cats. They all taste the same.

they don't all taste the same....and I've got a gar hole full of gar to prove you wrong!
Best fish batter ever-1 egg, 4 TBSPS prepared mustard, 1 TBSP. Louisiana hot sauce. mix good and let fish sit in it for 20 minutes, then batter in 2 cups flour, 2 cups Zataran's Crispy Southern fish fry, and 1 TBSP Cajun seasoning.

You are welcome. :thumbsup:


I've eaten gar before. Quite good If the chef knows what he's doin. Probably wasn't a coincidence that the chef that prepped it was a full blown Cajun.

do a side by side comparison with any other fish and prepare it like the recipe above....then come tell me they all taste the same.

I do agree with you Cannon-properly prepared it is pretty good. About the only thing you can do with em is patties since you have to par-boil the meat.
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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby ByersFarm » Tue May 29, 2012 11:27 am

Taste all depends on the water quality. We irrigate through our pond to the tune of 1500 gallon per minute for over 90 days straight. It makes for remarkably clean tasting fish. River fish seem to taste more like muddy water. That's just the nature of the beast.
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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby Rick Hall » Tue May 29, 2012 2:42 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
cannon wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
MOhuntingGuy wrote:
3legged_lab wrote:They all taste like fish anyways. Cannon, eat the ones you like.

This.

Once you batter 'em up and fry 'em up, its still gonna taste like fish. Crappie will always be my favorite. After that, its just fried fish to me. Bass, perch, cats. They all taste the same.

they don't all taste the same....and I've got a gar hole full of gar to prove you wrong!
Best fish batter ever-1 egg, 4 TBSPS prepared mustard, 1 TBSP. Louisiana hot sauce. mix good and let fish sit in it for 20 minutes, then batter in 2 cups flour, 2 cups Zataran's Crispy Southern fish fry, and 1 TBSP Cajun seasoning.

You are welcome. :thumbsup:


I've eaten gar before. Quite good If the chef knows what he's doin. Probably wasn't a coincidence that the chef that prepped it was a full blown Cajun.

do a side by side comparison with any other fish and prepare it like the recipe above....then come tell me they all taste the same.

I do agree with you Cannon-properly prepared it is pretty good. About the only thing you can do with em is patties since you have to par-boil the meat.


I've only had what I thought pretty bad gar patties, but Sweet Chereaux makes a gar roast (just a big section of big gar) in white gravy that's been knock-me-over-with-a-feather-surprisingly good every time I've eaten it. Which isn't often, because neither idea of eating gar or the hassle of peeling them appeals to this old hillbilly when there are so many better tasting, easier to crack fish around.

When we fry fish, it's usually bluegill and/or chinquapin/shell-crackers with nothing but an egg and milk wash and Prego's or other lightly seasoned bread crumbs, so we can taste the fish.

(No bass for our table, thanks.)
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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby SpinnerMan » Tue May 29, 2012 3:20 pm

Nothing wrong with eating largemouth. There are ponds full of them all over the place. Why let 'em go to waste? :huh:

Indaswamp wrote:they don't all taste the same....and I've got a gar hole full of gar to prove you wrong!
Best fish batter ever-1 egg, 4 TBSPS prepared mustard, 1 TBSP. Louisiana hot sauce. mix good and let fish sit in it for 20 minutes, then batter in 2 cups flour, 2 cups Zataran's Crispy Southern fish fry, and 1 TBSP Cajun seasoning.

You are welcome. :thumbsup:

I'll definitely give it a try. I'm hoping to do some bowfishing this weekend. Not sure what was meant by the gar comment, but gar (normally shortnose and occassionally a longnose for me) are good eating. One of my wife's favorites. Better than largemouth. Small grass carp are probably what I will be targetting for the frying pan, but I'll have a rod handy if I come across any schools of white bass which are also good eating.

I took your blackened recipe. Very good. Thanks. I have use it frequently on a wide variety of things from scallops to deer liver (yeah, I have a weird tastes). Unfortunately, I over cooked the liver because I had sliced it too thin when I put it in the freezer :sad: Blackened goose breasts :thumbsup:
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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby JustinNH » Wed May 30, 2012 7:04 am

capt1972 wrote:
goodkarmarising wrote:Some of the better eating fish out there. :thumbsup:

compared to what? Every one I ever ate tasted like pond water.


I have had a few and they are not too bad... smallies on the other hand... at least those here in NH.... taste like dirt.

Only fish I constantly keep are catfish/bullhead but if a LM isn't in good shape (I use plastic worms like culprit or senko and sometimes they swallow it) I'll keep it. :beer:
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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby whisperin' duck » Wed May 30, 2012 8:29 am

1) Dave is obviously whithering away to nothingness.

2) Why do we never catch fish like that when you take me?

3) Thanks for the invite to dinner!!!
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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby cannon » Wed May 30, 2012 11:53 am

whisperin' duck wrote:1) Dave is obviously whithering away to nothingness.

2) Why do we never catch fish like that when you take me?

3) Thanks for the invite to dinner!!!


1) Since Dave got on the Meth, he's been dropping weight fairly effortlessly.

2) Because I don't take you to the spots that hold fish like that.

3) No problem! We're cookin' em at Dave's tonight. Don't bother calling . . . just show up and ring the bell 'bout 7:00.
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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby whisperin' duck » Wed May 30, 2012 12:16 pm

cannon wrote:
whisperin' duck wrote:1) Dave is obviously whithering away to nothingness.

2) Why do we never catch fish like that when you take me?

3) Thanks for the invite to dinner!!!


1) Since Dave got on the Meth, he's been dropping weight fairly effortlessly.

2) Because I don't take you to the spots that hold fish like that.

3) No problem! We're cookin' em at Dave's tonight. Don't bother calling . . . just show up and ring the bell 'bout 7:00.



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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby vincentpa » Wed May 30, 2012 5:54 pm

MOhuntingGuy wrote:
3legged_lab wrote:They all taste like fish anyways. Cannon, eat the ones you like.

This.

Once you batter 'em up and fry 'em up, its still gonna taste like fish. Crappie will always be my favorite. After that, its just fried fish to me. Bass, perch, cats. They all taste the same.


They taste like all other fresh water fish, exactly like mud. Image
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Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby jehler » Wed May 30, 2012 8:01 pm

vincentpa wrote:
MOhuntingGuy wrote:
3legged_lab wrote:They all taste like fish anyways. Cannon, eat the ones you like.

This.

Once you batter 'em up and fry 'em up, its still gonna taste like fish. Crappie will always be my favorite. After that, its just fried fish to me. Bass, perch, cats. They all taste the same.


They taste like all other fresh water fish, exactly like mud. Image

all you mud guys, you need to come up north here where you an see bottom in 50' of water, yes fifty feet, not inches. I'll bet even the carp taste good, not tht I'm going to try....

Bass taste the same as bluegill, perch or crappie here
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Postby DeadEye_Dan » Wed May 30, 2012 8:48 pm

jehler wrote:
vincentpa wrote:
MOhuntingGuy wrote:
3legged_lab wrote:They all taste like fish anyways. Cannon, eat the ones you like.

This.

Once you batter 'em up and fry 'em up, its still gonna taste like fish. Crappie will always be my favorite. After that, its just fried fish to me. Bass, perch, cats. They all taste the same.


They taste like all other fresh water fish, exactly like mud. Image

all you mud guys, you need to come up north here where you an see bottom in 50' of water, yes fifty feet, not inches. I'll bet even the carp taste good, not tht I'm going to try....

Bass taste the same as bluegill, perch or crappie here


yeah - but with all the northerns, walleye, perch & gills, why waste time with bass?
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Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby jehler » Thu May 31, 2012 5:07 am

DeadEye_Dan wrote:
jehler wrote:
vincentpa wrote:
MOhuntingGuy wrote:
3legged_lab wrote:They all taste like fish anyways. Cannon, eat the ones you like.

This.

Once you batter 'em up and fry 'em up, its still gonna taste like fish. Crappie will always be my favorite. After that, its just fried fish to me. Bass, perch, cats. They all taste the same.


They taste like all other fresh water fish, exactly like mud. Image

all you mud guys, you need to come up north here where you an see bottom in 50' of water, yes fifty feet, not inches. I'll bet even the carp taste good, not tht I'm going to try....

Bass taste the same as bluegill, perch or crappie here


yeah - but with all the northerns, walleye, perch & gills, why waste time with bass?

sometimes when we're spearing the bass are so big we mistake them for walleye...er...a, carp...
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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby swampbilly 1980 » Thu May 31, 2012 5:30 am

Hey Cannon-
Nice fishin'! Question for ya'..Did you catch your Bass in a place that has a sandy bottom, or a "muddy" tint to the water?

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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby cannon » Thu May 31, 2012 6:31 am

swampbilly 1980 wrote:Hey Cannon-
Nice fishin'! Question for ya'..Did you catch your Bass in a place that has a sandy bottom, or a "muddy" tint to the water?

Just curious.


Yes, and yes. Commonly referred to as the kahuna-colored waters of the St. Francis River. She's always dirty.

Doesn't bother me a bit, but I'm neither a fish snob nor a food critic. We eats 'em and we likes 'em. Of course, I'm also a huge fan of the mud bug, and it makes me no difference whatsoever whether they've been cleaned and/or purged, so maybe I just don't have the delicate girly-buds that the yanks have.
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Re: Largemouth Bass . . .

Postby ByersFarm » Thu May 31, 2012 6:57 am

jehler wrote:
vincentpa wrote:
MOhuntingGuy wrote:
3legged_lab wrote:They all taste like fish anyways. Cannon, eat the ones you like.

This.

Once you batter 'em up and fry 'em up, its still gonna taste like fish. Crappie will always be my favorite. After that, its just fried fish to me. Bass, perch, cats. They all taste the same.


They taste like all other fresh water fish, exactly like mud. Image

all you mud guys, you need to come up north here where you an see bottom in 50' of water, yes fifty feet, not inches. I'll bet even the carp taste good, not tht I'm going to try....

Bass taste the same as bluegill, perch or crappie here

We have plenty of clear water down here. Even manage to have some renowned trout fishing.
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