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Sheep head.

Postby Sfd714 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:52 pm

They any good to eat?

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Postby bubbasblazer » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:35 am

I never been lucky enough to catch an eater size one, but imagine they prob. cant be much different than croaker.
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Postby bulldawgsierra » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:53 am

They are good to eat. Just fry them up and enjoy
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Postby Sfd714 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:18 pm

I just threw em on the grill and fed em to the dogs

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Postby duckman27 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:04 pm

Just about the best eating fish in my opinion. They have a naturally sweet taste to them. My little brother caught this monster fishing for reds last year. It ended up being one of the biggest ones caught in South Carolina last year.
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Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:58 am

Sfd714 wrote:I just threw em on the grill and fed em to the dogs

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Do you always cook food before giving it to your dogs?
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Re: Sheep head.

Postby Greenheadindy » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:22 am

We ate them when camping in Louisiana a few years back. They were delicious, but they suck to clean bc of armor like scales. The locals all called them bay snapper, but I don't think they're actually a snapper. We caught reds, trout, sheepshead and black drum. My favorite to eat were the sheepshead and black drum.
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Postby grizz18 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:19 pm

They are delicious. Fry em up in little nuggets.
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Postby BBK » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:56 pm

You mean freshwater drum? They taste like crap. There are 30 other species that are easy to catch and taste better.
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Re: Sheep head.

Postby Sfd714 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:41 pm

Yes fresh water drum. And if its fish i always cook before giving to the dogs
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Postby scopolamine » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:08 pm

Sure, try this recipe



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Postby karmstrong » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:49 pm

They are good eating but they are a pian in the nuts to clean.they are used a lot as imatation crab meat people put them in cheese cloth and boil in crab boil
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Postby Long Grove labs » Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:00 am

Fresh water drum are great eating if you clean them correctly. They have an oil line just under the scales. If you cut that off fillet they are great white meat. Better out of cold water.
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Postby jeffro9023 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:08 pm

Long Grove labs wrote:Fresh water drum are great eating if you clean them correctly. They have an oil line just under the scales. If you cut that off fillet they are great white meat. Better out of cold water.



Better out of cold water, I never understood this phrase...So, when they come out of cold water, you filet them and they are on the counter at much closer to room temperature before preparing they are no good? or just less good? Should I get them cold again so they taste good again?
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Postby Duckinsam » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:04 pm

Sheepshead are amazing when fried. We make fish tacos out of them.
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Postby goldfish » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:33 pm

jeffro9023 wrote:
Long Grove labs wrote:Fresh water drum are great eating if you clean them correctly. They have an oil line just under the scales. If you cut that off fillet they are great white meat. Better out of cold water.



Better out of cold water, I never understood this phrase...So, when they come out of cold water, you filet them and they are on the counter at much closer to room temperature before preparing they are no good? or just less good? Should I get them cold again so they taste good again?

Try it and you'll see. Fish get mushier from warm water
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Re: Sheep head.

Postby Long Grove labs » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:54 am

When the water is colder the meat is firmer. If you catch them in August the meat can become mushy if you don't clean them right away. That is what I ment by that statement.
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Re: Sheep head.

Postby jeffro9023 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:28 pm

Long Grove labs wrote:When the water is colder the meat is firmer. If you catch them in August the meat can become mushy if you don't clean them right away. That is what I ment by that statement.



Look man, I ice fish damn near 4mos out of the year and if you blind folded me and served me perch, bass, trout, whatever from August then served me perch from February I wouldnt be able to tell you the difference if $1,000 was on the line. Ive never seen scientific data on this, nor does it exist, the flesh on a fish is the same at 80 degrees as it is at 34 degrees. ( thats the temperature of water under the ice at 30 fow. If it was scientifically proven that fish are in fact more delectable at certain temperatures at time of catch, restaurants would have marketed the crap out of this by now. Its simply your right to have an opinion that it has better texture but ill simply nod and smile and take mine cooked.
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