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Went to the store today and was looking in the coolers. There was a sign Fresh Wiid Caught fiish sticks. What could this be
 

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The crumbs leftover after processing. Sweep it up and put it in the processor.
 

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I've heard that asian carp are very good when correctly prepared. Common carp can also be good. I've brined and smoked them with excellent results. Hard to believe, but on a quality level with good smoked salmon. The toughest part is finding a clean enough body of water to catch them in.
 

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I've heard that asian carp are very good when correctly prepared. Common carp can also be good. I've brined and smoked them with excellent results. Hard to believe, but on a quality level with good smoked salmon. The toughest part is finding a clean enough body of water to catch them in.
Carp in general is a popular food in some cultures, especially some European and Asian cultures. Common carp were initially introduced to America by German immigrants as a food fish but it never caught on. They ended up becoming pests. That said, it seems relatively recent that people are getting into carp as a sport fish. All of the big tackle manufacturers now make carp specific rods, reels, lines, and baits.
 

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Remember the goldfish you won at the County Fair to impress your sweetie or kids? Only to flush it a day or two later.
 

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Fish sticks, hmmm. More than likely pollock.

But they say the silver carp are good, and that common carp is too from people I know who've tried it.

No one's mentioned the sheep, aka drum?
 

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You'd have a hard time fish-sticking a drum, IMO. The meat has a very unique texture - not flaky, more like lobster tail.

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Yeah, I've heard that. That was just me kidding though. I have threatened to try it. I think I should have kept the one my buddy got up in the Soo, nice clean cold water like that was probably the best specimen I could have had.
 

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I wonder how the flavor of sheephead is. I know down south the black drum and red drum are highly esteemed as table fare, and they are very closely related to the sheephead we all love to hate.
 
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