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Dum Bass Question: Why are large mouth bass always catch and release. Anybody ever eat one? Are they any good?

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  • #31
    Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
    I concur with pornjk porn800 redtubeDrover.
    Bass is a very good eating fish and fixed properly is a meal for a king. Unless it is against the law where you are, you owe to yourself to clean and eat one just so you will know how they taste and what you have been missing.
    Last edited by amcic1994; 01-09-2020, 08:28 AM.

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    • #32
      My thoughts on bass being a good eating fish differs a little from that of amcic1994. But I did learn later in life, that if the bigger fish (over 2 1/2 pounds) are smoked, they are very good eating, but I still do not like them prepared in other ways !

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      • #33
        Alot of fishing purists look down on eating bass because they CAN taste bad. This generally depends on what kind of water you are catching them out of and what they have fed on but it can also depends on how you prepare them. If you catch them out of muddy water such as a dirty lake or a muddy river, then I would probably NOT eat them unless I was starving, and if I WAS, then the best way to prep these fish is a Japanese method called Ikejime/Ikijime...this can improve the quality of the meat but keep in mind, they will still retain some of the qualities they picked up based on the water they live in and what they typically feed on. The better the water clarity, generally the better the meat tastes. I have caught, prepared and eaten bass out of crystal clear water in northern Minnesota and while they aren't as good as walleye, they are still pretty good eating. If they can sight feed off of frogs, shad, bluegill and other small baitfish the better the meat will taste...the more they have to feed off of crayfish, snails, insect hatch, basically anything they will find on the bottom based on smell (usually in bad clarity water) then the worse the meat will taste.

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