re: Hardhead catfish, LSU says they are good to eat but would you?(Posted by The Sportsman on 7/13/11 at 4:47 pm to bayoudude)
I have that book and have seen this a while back.... I think gafftops are gross... But I seldom eat catfish in general. Just not a big fan when I have better stuff in the freezer. With that said, hard heads get the flipper everytime
Big L LSU Fan Houston Member since Sep 2005 1537 posts
re: Hardhead catfish, LSU says they are good to eat but would you?(Posted by Big L on 7/13/11 at 4:49 pm to deaconjones35)
I fileted a hardhead once out of curiosity and the meat looks okay but there's not much of it. Those sumbiches are all head! It's not worth the risk of getting poked or clean-up of coolers to deal with them.
jimbeaux82 LSU Fan Natchitoches, La Member since Oct 2008 1058 posts
re: Hardhead catfish, LSU says they are good to eat but would you?(Posted by jimbeaux82 on 7/13/11 at 6:46 pm to doublecutter)
I actually tried them myself one time. Cleaned a couple rather large hardheads, fried them with a bunch of spec, and made everybody at the camp try them. They all agreed that there was nothing at all wrong with the hardheads.
That said, I do not plan to do it again. Hardheads are just too nasty to deal with and clean.