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Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: K1500] #13281309 11/15/18
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Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: kaywoodie] #13281538 11/15/18
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Originally Posted by kaywoodie
When I was a kid we ate hell out of em. Bet I haven’t caught one in over 40 years now.


Same here...

Never had any problem choking them down.


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Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: K1500] #13281719 11/15/18
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Originally Posted by Barney_Fife
1) Walleye
2) Smallmouth / Largemouth bass
3) Bluegill / Redear
4) Striper
5) Catfish
6) Salmon
7) 3rd day reheated Long John Silver's
8) White bass


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That bad...


As a kid we went just about every Sunday afternoon when they were running up in the river. Done right and depending on who's doing the cleaning / cooking they're not that bad. But I do like me some Long John Silver's!!

Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: K1500] #13281754 11/15/18
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I remember when Long John Silver’s sold beer!!! It was great then. The Kids didn’t bother me as bad there then ( I mean my own kids! 🤣).


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Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: Barney_Fife] #13284956 11/16/18
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Originally Posted by Barney_Fife
1) Walleye
2) Smallmouth / Largemouth bass
3) Bluegill / Redear
4) Striper
5) Catfish
6) Salmon
7) 3rd day reheated Long John Silver's
8) White bass




LMB that high up is qusitonable IME


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Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: K1500] #13288345 11/17/18
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I like them better than most catfish, to be honest. Not as good as Crappie or Perch, better than largemouth. To me, they taste just like Striper, just smaller.

Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: K1500] #13338014 12/06/18
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A couple friends look down their noses at white bass but I have never thrown one back. Been eating them for over 60 years. Usually mixed with a few walleye and catfish filets.

Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: K1500] #13338304 12/06/18
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If they come out of cold clear water they are fine.

The fillets aren't very big, so we cut them into "nugget" size piece, bread them, and then deep fry them. White bass, rock bass, and pumpkinseed sunfish are usually small, but tasty if you're willing to do the work involved in processing them.

Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: Crockettnj] #13338995 12/06/18
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Originally Posted by Crockettnj
LMB that high up is qusitonable IME

I really like large mouth bass. I like it even better cold out of the fridge leftovers the next day.

Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: K1500] #13341723 12/07/18
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Eaten fresh (never frozen) and hot out of the grease they are ok in NE TX. #4 on the eating fish here.

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Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: K1500] #13342615 12/08/18
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Cut the lateral red streek out of it and when you fillet them leave some meat on the skin. Red meat timmed off and they are as good as about anything.


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Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: 260Remguy] #13351082 12/11/18
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Originally Posted by 260Remguy
If they come out of cold clear water they are fine.

The fillets aren't very big, so we cut them into "nugget" size piece, bread them, and then deep fry them. White bass, rock bass, and pumpkinseed sunfish are usually small, but tasty if you're willing to do the work involved in processing them.

We have some big white bass out here, up to 3 lbs. I do prefer the 1 to 1-1/4 lb size for eating. I have pickled the smaller filets a few times, mighty fine.

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Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: seal_billy] #13368084 12/17/18
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Originally Posted by seal_billy
Cut the lateral red streek out of it and when you fillet them leave some meat on the skin. Red meat timmed off and they are as good as about anything.



This!!!

I trim anything red off after skinning filets . Good stuff.
Any that don't think so, cut such off half the fish and don't on the other half, and fix separately. In the spring I catch 14-15 inchers in the river walleye fishing with jigs.

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Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: K1500] #13368297 12/17/18
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White bass are good eating, some folks are like wine tasters, kinda snooty.

Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: lastofthebreed] #13368314 12/17/18
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Originally Posted by lastofthebreed
White bass are good eating, some folks are like wine tasters and chili chefs grin , kinda snooty.


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Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: K1500] #14233861 10/27/19
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Thats one lucky fish that gets to live to fight another day i cleaned a few here a few years back and there was an awful lot of red traces in the meat and i fried em up to a big disappointment and never cleaned one since i was raised that anytime you find red in the meat of your fish get it out for good tasting results.


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Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: K1500] #14240889 10/30/19
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That red is simply slow-twitch muscle and since it does virtually all of the work in moving the fish around every day it gets a lot of by-products of metabolism added to it...


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Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: Whiptail] #14240890 10/30/19
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Originally Posted by Whiptail

I like them blackened. They're just another somewhat tasteless white flesh freshwater fish.

Yup!


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Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: K1500] #14294439 11/19/19
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I've never caught a white bass. They aren't around here. But striper is, and I target them on the Sacramento River when they migrate from the ocean to spawn. Stripers are delicious. One of my favorites right up there with halibut, ling cod, and rock cod.

Re: Anyone eat white bass/sand bass? [Re: K1500] #14297055 11/20/19
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[quote=K1500]Title says it all. Are they any good? [/quote

I have eaten a truck load of them. I have challenged a lot of people to tell the difference in them and their favorite species. A few restrictions, 1. must be cooked at the same time and in the same manner. 2. The taster tested CANNOT see or feel the pieces of fish, in other words he/she must be blindfolded and some one must feed him/her. 3. Taster gets choice of 3 out of 5 tries or 2 out of 3 tries and doesn't know results till chosen number tries are completed. BTW I have given this test to several people, ALL HAVE FAILED. Much of our taste comes from what we see & feel. Maybe you will have better luck or taste buds. I doubt it!








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