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This group is for all the members that enjoy an occasional bend of your rod from Carp, Catfish, Redhorse Suckers, Quillbacks, Gar, Bowfin and other undesireables........Our hearts are with the beloved Bluegill but we don't shy away from a big battle!
Location: Anywhere they grow......
Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2022
Since it must be Bowfin Monday, I just thought I'd offer this to any of our BBG members who have ever caught or photographed the powerful bowfin. Southern boys and mid-westerners alike, show us your…Continue
Started by Jim Gronaw. Last reply by John Sheehan May 25, 2016.
I am hoping to try for some blues on the tidal Potomac this Monday...Hope to tangle with some of the big cats, like these from previous trips...…Continue
Started by Jim Gronaw. Last reply by Slip Sinker Nov 15, 2014.
We have had a very good week with pond cats, and largemouths, locally. Pond catties are available to us in about 8 different small bodies of water, both public and private. We have been getting them…Continue
Started by Jim Gronaw. Last reply by Tony Livingston Oct 17, 2013.
Fishing slow and deep for a big gill and connected with Mr. Whiskers.Continue
Started by Rex Robinson. Last reply by Ray Ditzenberger Feb 13, 2013.
John, I fillet my catfish with a regular fillet knife first. THEN I skin the fillets. Much easier than dealing with a pair of "skinning pliers". I will keep my cats on a stringer like this when I'm bank-fishing, then put them in a cooler when I get to my vehicle. From there, it's a run to the closest gas station for a bag of ice (for the pic here, about a mile), take the fish off the stringer, use a fillet knife to cut the blood vessels going to/from the gills, then put them back into the cooler and cover with ice. When I get home, I'll let the fish stay in the cooler for a few hours to get good and cold. When I go to clean them, they'll be dead, cold, and stiff. I can still bend them around a bit, if their bodies were flexed when they died.
I've found that this is the easiest way for me to clean the fish.
Nice stringer of fish Allen! I never caught either species . I like to hear your description of how to catch , clean and cook these fish .I'd like to apply the clean and cook tactics to Bullheads and Channel cats I get around here .
Big, ugly, and ooooo..so yummy looking.
i really like this carp video
i hope so Allen because you are supposed to catch and not release. everything i heard was they are the best eaters in florida.
I hear Snakeheads are tasty! Which is probably why the Asians imported, then released, them.
Ken...the Potomac near me is the epi-center, nationwide for northern snakeheads that can reach 18 pounds and torture tackle. There are a few guides who are targeting them.
Hopefully ill be able to start a discussion about Snakeheads soon... Florida bound this winter and early spring.
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