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Rock Bass

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Last week whe nwe were on vacation up to Park Rapids we caught a bunch of huge rock bass. Are these things any good to eat? Any flavor or they just taste like [PoorWordUsage]? If so how do you prepare them.

We cook our fish by melting a stick of butter flavor Crisco and then put the fillets in Frying Magic and then fry them to a light golden brown.

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why would you want to eat one?

1.they are gross looking

2.they have a horrible smell

3. people will make fun of you

4. no native minnesotan eats em

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4. no native minnesotan eats em

He is from Iowa. grin

Just kiddin with you Whiskers. Scroll down to the bottom of the main forum page and check out the recipe sharing section. There is a thread in there about Rock Bass. Although I have never consumed one, I know people that have. They are in the pan fish family, can't be too bad.

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They are edible.. however have more bones than most want to pick through.

they are not saught after table fare. If you choose to eat them, you save us from having to take them off our hook and I thank you for that!.

from what I hear, they arent that bad, once you get by picking through all the bones and such.

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well since im from nebraska...ill admit I like them :-). they are a very white, tender meat.

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I was waiting for the remark about Iowa!! HAHA!! We caught a bunch of them on Fish Hook Lake and man were they huge like round little footballs. If I had a scale in the boat it would be interesting to see what they weighed. Don't worry we didn't keep any of them or eat any but was just curious as it looks like they would have a bunch of meat when pantlegged filleted out.

Thanks for the info.

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