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Giantfish
11-10-2006, 11:36 AM
I just wanted to know which fish is your favorite, I mean food too! ;) Mine is Rainbow, I just love the color and the taste is amazing, Grilled rainbow, I got to get some. :) I want to know what you like to eat and catch. Just for fun.

Giantfish

buzzmcmanus
11-10-2006, 01:40 PM
Bugle mouth trout are my favorite fish to catch. Nothing fights harder, and they get HUGE. However, I release them all to fight another day. If I'm fishing for the pan, it has to be bluegills.

Troutman
11-10-2006, 01:42 PM
My favorite fish to catch is also the TN state fish. The Smallmouth Bass! ;D
I have never caught or just hooked one, big or small, that didn't fight as hard as possible. They never give up. My favorite eating fish (freshwater) has to be fresh pan fried crappie. I love any kind of Trout also as long as they are wild. Those stockers can be somewhat wimpy fighters and taste like mush :P Maybe I should change my last name to Bassman :D
* * * Troutman

David Knapp
11-10-2006, 02:49 PM
I prefer to catch browns. I release all fish...

ruggerfly
11-10-2006, 06:24 PM
Favorite fish to catch in the southeast and/or Smokies? If that is the case, I have to go with the rainbow.

Now if your talking the whole U.S., then I have to go with a steelhead (a sea run rainbow trout), because they are bigger and put up a h*** of a fight!
I pretty much just love to fish!

Deedub
11-11-2006, 06:55 PM
I like all kinds of trout...I think they're all beautiful, but the first brown I ever caught was
so cool. Those red spots are so bright on some of them. I've never really caught a fish though that I thought..."he's an ugly son of a gun." Although carp are pretty ugly.

dw

nailman_83
11-11-2006, 11:24 PM
My favorite is whatever is on the end of my line. I love catching them all.

Griff
11-13-2006, 05:26 PM
My favorite eating fish (freshwater) has to be fresh pan fried crappie.

I'm with Troutman about crappie being the best freshwater fish to eat. I like to catch all trought but if I could chose a day full of brookies vs. a day full of rainbows, I'll take the brookies.

TroutDude
11-14-2006, 09:13 PM
As for eating I'd also go with crappie. For catching I'd go with a cutthroat. To me it typifies the west and as I only get to head out there once every couple of years they rate up at the top in term of memories. Now just it terms of fishing... give me a brown.

Woody
11-17-2006, 06:12 PM
Favorite to catch is a Spec, because they look so pretty and the history behind thier recovery is quite a story. As far as grilin, bows over a fire, hickory or apple chips, and chardonay. I going fishing

ttas67
12-08-2006, 01:12 AM
best eating is crappie, and you can catch whole mess of them on a clouser minnow. blue gill taste equally as good. best to catch is a brown trout. one fish I absolutely do not want to catch is a drum. yuck.

ijsouth
12-08-2006, 02:16 AM
Here in Louisiana, we're spoiled...a lot of choices. Most people fish saltwater around here, and most would vote for speckled trout...they're great to eat, but if I had to pick a "best fish", it would definitely be flounder. Nothing beats a nice flounder fillet stuffed with crabmeat. Black Drum and redfish are good too, as long as they aren't too big.

As for freshwater, sac-a-lait (crappie), bream and catfish are good. Most of my freshwater fishing is catch-and-release, though (bass and trout). With all the high-population saltwater species around, that can take the heavy fishing pressure, why bother?

ttas67
12-08-2006, 08:15 AM
black drum? I wonder if this is the same as the drum I've caught in melton hill lake. I don't think you'd want to eat a radioactive drum from east tennessee. but I could be wrong.

ijsouth
12-08-2006, 10:01 AM
black drum? I wonder if this is the same as the drum I've caught in melton hill lake. I don't think you'd want to eat a radioactive drum from east tennessee. but I could be wrong.


Nope...Black Drum are a saltwater species...found in coastal bays, bayous, etc. Good to eat when they're young - when they get big (and they can get up to 70lbs or so), they develop plating around their gills that you can't cut with a chain saw. They are the bane of oystermen - one large drum can wipe out a whole reef.

I've never heard of anyone eating freshwater drum (known as gaspergou here in LA)...I suppose they would be ok, but a radioactive one? I wouldn't want to end up like that Russian chap ;)

ttas67
12-09-2006, 12:01 AM
KGB? he probably just ate some polonium catfish.