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montana49er

Do people eat white bass?? i have been cathing a lot of these but not sure if i should try eating them. thanks

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Tofishem

Yes they do...just need to remove the mud line and soak'em in milk over night. I personally have not tried em.

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sjburnt

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slipperybob

Mudline is funky taste! Better without it! Many fishes are like that.

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Quetico

Dare I ask where you've been getting so many white bass? I've been fishing all my life and never run across one. It'd be great to find some thru the ice. Not many lakes in MN have them and they are tough to find the rivers.

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Flamefox

Hi folks. Thats one kind of fish i never caught through the ice. What lake is this on. I'm intrested in trying for some. I was thinking of going somewhere when i get paid on the 3rd of Feb. I was wondering if someone be intrested showing me how to find them and catch some. you can reach me at flamefox2010@yahoo.com i live in albert lea.

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fisherman-andy

White Bass can be very tasteful. Best in the Spring or Fall. They taste kinda muddy like everyone says in the Summer but if you quickly cool and throw them on ice when caught they stay pretty fresh and good.

The mudline is simply the bloodline which can make it taste smelly or muddy thats why some people choose to remove it. I've heard that if you drain the blood or clean the fish immediately which gets rid of the blood the muddy taste will be gone.

White Bass is found mostly in Rivers or Lakes that have streams or river running into them. Otherwise they are not a fish to be stocked in local lakes due to their aggressive feeding behavior. The St. Croix & Mississippi are a good place to find them.

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Flamefox

i know tetonka has white bass nice one i caught a few 1 1/2 lbers. behind the dnr fish hatchery on the main lake.

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    • osok
      Been a brutal hard water season for me as well, figured it was a continuation of my fall fishing luck. 
    • Wanderer
      Thanks guys.  I checked out Modis for ice coverage and Navionics to help understand how things are laid out.  Knowing what areas certain fish prefer and those typical depths is a big plus.
    • urbaniceteam
      My wife and I are hoping to get up to Mille Lacs this Saturday and spend the night on the ice.  Does anyone have any last minute availability?  All the resorts I've contacted are booked. Thanks!
    • Borch
      Lots of nice fish!  Central Mn is cranking out some nice panfish.
    • eyeguy 54
      I did till about 2 then just had to go for a bit. LOL 
    • IceHawk
      Nice fish guys. Royce doesn't look like you took the day off 
    • IceHawk
      Great Idea Rick 
    • Borch
      A plus is that the forecast is for a much nicer day Saturday.
    • Tom Sawyer
      Thanks for your work guys! You were showin' some serious team spirit being out there today. I would have helped but I had a few appointments today I couldn't reschedule. I know I'm available Friday to do any last day scouting/fine tuning....
    • IceHawk
      Definitely a grind out prefishing cats today for the gathering.  Weather made it to tough but I Jeff  and his brother pushed through the elements to try and find a few active schools .   Locating the schools were tough took a pile of holes and the augers got a workout for sure,  but fortunately  we did find a couple active schools. Jeff and his brother found a few on one lake and I found a decent school on another lake. The good news was that both schools were cruising shallow flats in both locations and about the same depths. Great news as this is a good indication they are feeding on these flats.   Amazeingly both schools were found on a inside corner. Bingo looks like we have a pattern formed. We iced and marked  a fair number of cats in both locations so things are looking good for Saturday. Plus is we added a few for the fish fry already  Jeff I'll keep plugging away out there hopefully I can dial them in even more I have a hunch there are a few more close by where we ended. 
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