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catfish

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son caught a few mullet today . he cleaned them and I thru them in the grease . some of you may think there the trash side of fish but they show are good fresh. :D KJ I like them too but there even better than sardines. :wink: :lol: :mrgreen:
 

mike

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I don't know of anyone who eats Mullet. They are bait fish here. Texas Parks and Wildlife tells me why:

In Florida, striped mullet can be found on the menus of many restaurants, but in the western Gulf of Mexico (Texas and Louisiana waters), they take on an oily taste and are generally not eaten. Instead, mullet are harvested for use as a bait fish.
I guess y'all have different growing conditions, or something.
MIke
 

oldsparkey

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mike said:
I don't know of anyone who eats Mullet. They are bait fish here. Texas Parks and Wildlife tells me why:

In Florida, striped mullet can be found on the menus of many restaurants, but in the western Gulf of Mexico (Texas and Louisiana waters), they take on an oily taste and are generally not eaten. Instead, mullet are harvested for use as a bait fish.
I guess y'all have different growing conditions, or something.
MIke
The Atlantic did not have an oil spill to contaminate everything. Since mullet eat vegetation and have gizzards my guess is they are ingesting small amounts of oil residue ( from the spill ) in the Texas and Louisianian section of the Gulf that has settled on or in the vegetation and are retaining some of the oil. I don't think I would want to eat any from that section of the Gulf but some from the west side of Florida around the keys and Florida Bay should be OK.

The ones we have fried or smoked are really some good chow just by them selves or with some fries , cold slaw and ice cold beer. They are like potato chips , you can't eat just one. :lol:

The best of both worlds , smoked or fried ( Borrowed the picture from Outdoorsdownsouth.com )
 

mike

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texastom said:
Hmmm, I've never eaten a lion or a House cat. Which is better?
Depends - the lazy house cat will be better fed and therefore fatter (greasy!). Whereas the lion, who has to work for a living, will be leaner and more heart healthy. :roll:

Mike
 

oldsparkey

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texastom said:
Hmmm, I've never eaten a lion or a House cat. Which is better?
I bet you have and never knew it , especially house cat , Ever eat at a Chinese place ? :roll: :oops:

I got the health dept after one of the spots here locally , keep finding different , tabby's , skin's in the dumpster behind there place. They are no longer in business.
One Chinese restaurant in Sanford was closed for the same thing plus they had a herb garden on there roof , Marijuana. This was back in the early 80's. There meals were quite addictive and dam good. :shock:

Chuck...........
 

tx river rat

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Feb 23, 2007
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The old mountain men claimed mountain lion was the best meat you could get.
Chuck They had the Texas Ranger at Galveston Texas because they nearly had a riot over the Vietnamese killing and eating dogs , some ole Texas redneck women caught them skinning her poodle . it nearly got sticky.
Ron
 

catfish

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chuck that's why I don,t eat much chineze? yep vieanas and grits would be good too. I guess you have to be mighty hungry to eat some things though? I haven't got that hungry yet on some things. :lol: I guess like the old saying though what you don,t know want hurt you. :wink: :mrgreen:
 

Wannabe

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Ron,
I've heard the same thing about mountain lion being quite tasty. Definitely would be more meat than a tabby cat. I don't think I could eat a house cat anyway. Have you ever smelled that crappy looking food we feed them?
Bob