Undertoad Tuesday Jul 5 12:39 PM
7/5/2005: Largest fresh water fish ever caught
Trilby Tuesday Jul 5 12:51 PM
Remember that catfish that got a ball stuck in his mouth and he couldn't dive so the nice man got it out for him?
jinx Tuesday Jul 5 12:54 PM
I read that the fishermen who caught it were talked into letting it go by the WWF guys, and then it drowned.
wolf Tuesday Jul 5 01:02 PM
I just watched Jaws over the weekend ...
capnhowdy Tuesday Jul 5 01:51 PM
Things I can't help but wonder:
Promenea Tuesday Jul 5 02:03 PM
For something that big, it would have to also be older than the hills. Just think of how many toxins/heavy metals it would have had time to concentrate. I wouldn't eat it. I wonder if anyone over there is into stuffing and mounting fish? Surely it would be worth way more to them as a tourist attraction or to sell to a collector.
lookout123 Tuesday Jul 5 02:10 PM
*pfffftt!* you call that a fish? i grew up on the mississippi river and this one time i was fishing and...
Hobbs Tuesday Jul 5 02:22 PM
I took a closer look at this pic and y'all might be interested in what I found. You make your own decision.
ashke Tuesday Jul 5 02:46 PM
How in the world did it grow so big???
busterb Tuesday Jul 5 03:44 PM
This one was caught in MS. river a few weeks ago.
mrnoodle Tuesday Jul 5 03:47 PM
I had a friend in the taxidermy business who said most fish mounts are actually reproductions these days. Particularly catfish, whose skin does not lend itself to being stretched over a form.
Elspode Tuesday Jul 5 04:30 PM
glatt Tuesday Jul 5 04:36 PM
That was the plan, anyway. According to the link, the fish died in transport.
lookout123 Tuesday Jul 5 04:41 PM
melidasaur Tuesday Jul 5 05:02 PM
I'm not a big fan of the catfish... so i can't imagine how gross it would taste at that size when it is gross at normal size.
Leah Tuesday Jul 5 06:47 PM
They eat all kinds of strange stuff in Thailand. I was there recently and in the fridge/esky there were frogs on a skewer. Not the kind of frogs they eat in Europe, just ordinary run of the mill frogs. Needless to say I didn't eat them. Catfish and other bizarre fish were also on the menu.
capnhowdy Tuesday Jul 5 09:07 PM
poor Tim......he'll never get close to the new record.
chrisinhouston Wednesday Jul 6 10:24 AM
This one looks bigger then the one in Tailand but maybe it's just the angle
YellowBolt Wednesday Jul 6 12:39 PM
Catfish tastes really nasty. I don't recommend it...
Hobbs Wednesday Jul 6 01:25 PM
Especially 100 year old cat fish. Cripes! It depends on whether you are eating farm raised cat fish or something you drug off the bottom of Lake Pleasant. Farm raised isn't too bad, it's the ones you catch yourself that will taste like the bottom of the lake bed.
Queen of the Ryche Wednesday Jul 6 01:32 PM
I don't undestand why catfish taste so yucky, but their seafaring counterparts w/ shells taste so yummy? they're all bottom feeding scumsuckers.....(insert lawyer jokes here)
glatt Wednesday Jul 6 02:12 PM
I don't exactly eat a lot of catfish, but I've enjoyed every one I've eaten. In fact, I'd say they were all yummy. The biggest was probably only a pound though.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Jul 6 03:11 PM
Queen of the Ryche Wednesday Jul 6 03:16 PM
thanks. (I'm kinda partial to Sierra fresh caught trout - scrambled w/ eggs is great for camping breakfast.)
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Jul 6 03:16 PM
Hobbs Wednesday Jul 6 03:19 PM
dar512 Wednesday Jul 6 04:14 PM
Anybody else think the guy on the left in the old picture looks like Robin Williams?
chrisinhouston Wednesday Jul 6 04:43 PM
plthijinx Wednesday Jul 6 04:45 PM
i've caught plenty. to me, channel cat's are the best. i've had a blue, hard head, and gaftop-sail before, yeah, channel cat is the best tasting.
chrisinhouston Wednesday Jul 6 04:46 PM
When my kids were little and in Cub Scouts we used to go as a group to one of these cat fish ponds where you pay by the pound for what you catch. One place had a big diesel engine running some kind of airtion pump. I remember the catfish tasted a little like diesel fuel so we pitched them out!
capnhowdy Wednesday Jul 6 06:54 PM
I have a pond in the backyard. Stocked w/ channel cats. Only 2 acres at most. If you feed the regularly they taste much better. If you don't they eat mud, shit, etc, of course. (they WILL survive). The smaller they are, the better they taste. Bigger than 3-4 lbs......chunk'em.
capnhowdy Wednesday Jul 6 06:58 PM
BTW, in my area the best bait for catfish is small sunfish (in the river) and raw chicken liver in ponds. I'm quite sure they are omnivorous........
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Jul 6 09:03 PM
Some people even eat Shad instead of the board.
Oh.....catfish...omnivores...you bet. I've had them hit a Hawaian Wiggler.
busterb Wednesday Jul 6 09:04 PM
Flying Carp. From Sunday paper. http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pb...507030341/1127
footfootfoot Wednesday Jul 6 11:24 PM
What do trout use for feminine protection?
chrisinhouston Thursday Jul 7 10:49 AM
Probably one of the strangest fish dishes is Lutefisk from Norway where in the old days it was usually cod that was dried and treated with lye as a preservative. It was typically served smothered in bacon fat or mustard for Christmas dinner;
plthijinx Thursday Jul 7 03:59 PM
I got a lead on that picture that chrisinhouston posted on the last page. it appears to be a Goliath Grouper (Jewfish) here's a pic and the narrative on these guys fishing trip......
BigV Thursday Jul 7 05:40 PM
I have not had it with bacon grease, but with a little butter on top. I would say that it's delicious, but that would be the butter talking, because the fish itself was so mild as to be practially tasteless. The texture was interesting--very soft and without much grain. Maybe like firm tofu. It was pretty to look at, blindingly white, and somewhat translucent, like a clear piece of squid. Check it out sometime.
wolf Friday Jul 8 01:21 AM
How's about I just take your word for it?
chrisinhouston Friday Jul 8 10:14 AM
dar512 Friday Jul 8 10:47 AM
You can't live in Ballard and not have lutefisk
(you'd probably be driven out)
It is cod cured in lye
The mystery of why
you don't die from poisoning is intact.
It is cod cured in lye.
The mystery of why
you don't die from poisoning is intact.
However, it's a dish that you should try.
(one minor change for scansion)
If you can do that subconsciously, think what you could do when you were trying.
xoxoxoBruce Friday Jul 8 03:48 PM
Lutefisk? Oh yeah...Betty White gave me some the night we... ...ah..nevermind.
BigV Friday Jul 8 03:54 PM
*scurries off to the dictionary in search of the meaning of scansion...*
jinx Friday Jul 8 08:15 PM
xoxoxoBruce Friday Jul 8 10:34 PM
Doesn't look like 16 feet to me.