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I like to fish for bass among other speices. When i want to eat fish I catch walleye. I just found that my nabor(sp.?) has a personal, private pond stocked with largies. He is letting me fish in it. I was just wondering if bass are good for eating or if they are too bony?

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I tell you what, the bass where you are from must be different from where I am from.  Everyone eats bass down here.  It is the best eatin freshwater fish down here along with the white perch.

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If I had a walleye and a bass side by side and had to eat one of them my fillet knife would be headed straight to the walleye hands down.  I've tried lots of different freshwater fish and they are all decent but walleye wins by a landslide.

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I have never eatin Bass before, but i have had walleye and stick to the walleye.

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I personally don't eat the bass , they are worth more to me in the water. But when I have to clean one for whatever reason, all you get is pure fillet, no bones. Walleye is better than any fresh water fish to eat in my opinion. Perch is second.

L.D.

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It is good to eat small bass from ponds, too many bass in a pond creates too much competition for food.  In this months Bassmasters Ray Scott stated that anything 15" or smaller that he catches in his private lake he keeps.  Just make sure there is not alot of run off going into the pond that could contaminate the fish.

Scott

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Bass are ok to eat but I normally don't ever eat any. Walleye are by far the best freshwater fish to eat but we don't have any lakes close to where I live that have Walleye in them! Makes me wanna cry!  :'(

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I've never eaten Walleye.  Of course there aren't any down here to catch.  It's obvious that many of you really do like it.  What's it taste like?  Does it taste better than crappie?

-Fisher

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Similar... Flakey texture, mild flavor. Walley are significantly bigger so their fillets are thicker reducing the chances of being overcooked. If properly prepared, and I assume for most of us that's coated in cornmeal and fried in peanut oil, crappie and walley are about the same. Subtle differences, but both are a perfect 10.

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The best eatting fish overall is a Flounder! Man I'll give up any other fish in the world for Flounder. AWESOME!

If you've never eaten Flounder I strongly recommend you get yourself down to the Gulf of Mexico and get some! WOW they're Great!

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I'm not trying to tick anyone off, and I'm a firm believer in catch and release, but go ahead and eat all of the bass you want. Just remember to practice "selective harvest". If you're going to eat bass, I think that 15" to 17" bass are the best. Remember that trophy size bass are the big spawners, so killing them could really affect the population, and the fatty meat of an 18"+ bass isn't as good as the smaller ones. Now I'm sure that many of you are allready angry with me if you've read this far, so think of it this way. Would you rather clean 50 sunfish that barely yield any good meat or two 15" bass? I'd choose the latter. In many lakes where I live, it would probably be better for the overall bass population to take a few small ones here and there, but that's just in some lakes. It might not be a good idea for other waters where bass populations are lower. People have been catching fish for dinner for hundereds, maby even thousands of years. Bass are delicious. Oh yeah, don't eat smallmouth, they are no good!

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