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Yes people do, and some say it's good.

Me, no.

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i like eating them. bass filets are good. i release probably 95% of the bass i catch every year. i take a couple home when i feel like eating fish though.

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i'll say it again, there is no breakfast quite like fried fillet of bass, scrambled eggs and hash browns.  yum, yum

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I haven't kept a fish in almost 20 years now. But I always thought largemouth tasted like garbage, while smallies were fairly good.

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Yes... My last batch I kept them in cold water with ice, overnight. Fixed them up the next day by saute'ing them in real butter, a little salt and pepper.

OOOH, LA,LA LA--Simply Devine! :-*

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Avoid keeping the ones from hot mossy water, otherwise they great eating.  I like them fried in a spicy batter but a regular corn meal and flour mixture is just as good.  I have a recipe for Bass Marsala that I haven't tried yet, but it sure looks good.

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I feed crappies and trout to my homeless abandoned kittens that i find while fishing.  I never take bass theyt have to be let go  C&R only!!!

                                              BigBill

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i marinate mine in sprite or 7-up overnight.  it helps to get rid of the mossy/grassy taste.  adds a little sweetness as well.  i like to prepare a beer batter to fry them in.  then, usually, its on the plate w/ eggs and potatoes.  the marinade is the key to good tasting bass though.  it wouldn't taste nearly as good straight from the water to the frying pan.  as my bro-in-law says "i release to the grease!"

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the last bass i took home and cooked, i soaked them in salt water over night and rinsed them off and put them in butter milk for about 30 minutes before i cooked them. i used unkle bucks spicy batter and used beer for the liquid. it was really good.

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That Uncle Bucks is some pretty good stuff, I like it because it is so convienent we take a couple of pkg. camping and to cook outs.  Not to sure about "used" beer though.  ;D

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BEER BADDER!! take 1/4 cup cornmeal, 1/4 cup flour, and enough beer to make the mixture wet and thick.  stir the mixture until it is thick and all the lumps are out. then dip the bass filets in the badder and throw them on the frying pan at a low temp. add a little salt and pepper, some fresh squeezed lemon, and a little malt vinegar. fry up some hush puppies or french fries, add some cole-slaw and an ice cold glass of sweet tea (beer works too). that my friends is a fish fry..... the southern way!

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I don't keep bass anymore.  When I did keep bass for supper i generated my own slot limit such as 12-15".  I soaked them in buttermilk overnight.  How do you cook em?  Beer Batter....or use the standard eggs, flour but instead of crackers or corn meal try crushed potato chips.....mmmm, getting close to supper time...

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BEER BADDER!! take 1/4 cup cornmeal, 1/4 cup flour, and enough beer to make the mixture wet and thick. stir the mixture until it is thick and all the lumps are out. then dip the bass filets in the badder and throw them on the frying pan at a low temp. add a little salt and pepper, some fresh squeezed lemon, and a little malt vinegar. fry up some hush puppies or french fries, add some cole-slaw and an ice cold glass of sweet tea (beer works too). that my friends is a fish fry..... the southern way!

You REALLY know how to make a fellah hungry!

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I USED TO EAT BASS VERY TASTY INDEED, HAVEN'T DONE SO IN YEARS SINCE I ONLY PRACTICE SELECTIVE HARVEST OF WALLEYES ANYMORE.

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