Originally Posted by bareftn
Nice camper and truck, nice batch of fish BUT for me I rather catch my fish with a rod and reel , catfish you can keep, me I will stick with my lake Erie perch and walleye
I've heard a lot of good about the perch and walleye you mentioned, but haven't got to try them myself.
I know a few people who do not care for catfish, my DW included. That's why we usually have a few bags of crappie fillets in the freezer. Of course those are caught on rod & reel.
I always do a final cleaning before I cook the catfish. Trimming all the red off and squeezing the fillets under running water. That takes some of the strong taste out of them. When the meat is good and white.....they're ready to cook.
I have converted a few who told me they didn't like catfish.
Jug lining is just another way to fish. We enjoy it.