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Caught a couple of pretty good size cats near the St. Clair Light. Was wondering of anybody knows a good way to prepare these for dinner. I have never tried them and don't know the best way to fix them.

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have you filleted them? That is the hardest part I think. After that is done, soak them in milk, it will take a little of the fishy taste. Then deep fry in a spicey beer batter, mmmmmmmmmmm
 

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QUOTE(Woody95 @ Jul 20 2009, 01:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>have you filleted them? That is the hardest part I think. After that is done, soak them in milk, it will take a little of the fishy taste. Then deep fry in a spicey beer batter, mmmmmmmmmmm

Already filleted. Was not sure if they would be any good deep fried. I will give that a try. Thanks.
 

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QUOTE(SpiderPig @ Jul 20 2009, 01:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Caught a couple of pretty good size cats near the St. Clair Light. Was wondering of anybody knows a good way to prepare these for dinner. I have never tried them and don't know the best way to fix them.

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"Andy's" red cornmeal breading is by far the best stuff I've ever used. Just dredge your fillets and then pan fry them in peanut oil in a cast iron skillet. Although with cats that big, I would cut the fillets into sections about 6 inches long so they are easily handled during cooking. But seriously, try the Andy's red, good stuff.
 

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QUOTE(Large Mouth Peks @ Jul 20 2009, 02:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Aren't those Blue Cats.............

By the looks of the anal fin being long & straight versus a rounded anal fin like a channel cat they do look like a blue catfish. I haven't seen too many covered docks on the lake like you see on the lakes down south. I hope this isn't another 8.5 Lb SM story.
 

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Sorry guys, those are definatley blues. That is a picture from my grandpa's place down in La Follette Tennesee on Norris Lake (I was down there a couple of weeks ago). I emailed the picture to myself from my phone and I obviously sent myself the wrong picture. We never keep/eat the catfish we catch in Norris Lake but I thought I would keep the channel cats that I caught in St. Clair and give them a try. I will send myself the right picture and post it.

BTW, I was not trying to fool anybody, those are clearly not channel cats. Was just an honest error.
 
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