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Thumper

White Bass good to eat?

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This summer I began fishing the Criox for the first time, we caught and released a number of White Bass. I have two questions. 1. Are they also called stripers. 2. Are they considered an eating fish? Thanks; Thumper

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Ive had stripers before Thumper and their not bad eating. Make sure to remove the lateral blood line on the skin side of the fillet. I do this with walleyes and bigger sauger also. If it's not white I trim it off. Makes every fish taste better. When you trim it off and look what you have in that dark crud, it's not anything I would want to eat. :-)

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Ditto bodyman,well put.

They are called white bass, stripers, and silver bass, they are all the same fish.

Trophy fish are 17inches! but 15 to 16 fish are common but once you start measuring fish you'll see how rare 17s are! from 16 1/2 inches they really are much harder to come by.

I caught two 17's last year and are mounting them together on a lone piece of drift wood, when they get back from AVES Tax. I know they'll look great!

Keep catchin'
Turk

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Ditto bodyman,well put.

They are called white bass, stripers, and silver bass, they are all the same fish.

Trophy fish are 17inches! but 15 to 16 fish are common but once you start measuring fish you'll see how rare 17s are! from 16 1/2 inches they really are much harder to come by.

I caught two 17's last year and are mounting them together on a lone piece of drift wood, when they get back from AVES Tax. I know they'll look great!

Keep catchin'
Turk

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Originally posted by Bodyman:

Ive had stripers before Thumper and their not bad eating. Make sure to remove the lateral blood line on the skin side of the fillet. I do this with walleyes and bigger sauger also. If it's not white I trim it off. Makes every fish taste better. When you trim it off and look what you have in that dark crud, it's not anything I would want to eat. :-)


Bodyman; thank you for the information on eating and cleaning White Bass and other fish. We enjoy a meal of freshly caught fish, now have an alternative when we can not boat some Walleye or Sauger. Thumper

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Originally posted by Turk:

Ditto bodyman,well put.

They are called white bass, stripers, and silver bass, they are all the same fish.

Trophy fish are 17inches! but 15 to 16 fish are common but once you start measuring fish you'll see how rare 17s are! from 16 1/2 inches they really are much harder to come by.

I caught two 17's last year and are mounting them together on a lone piece of drift wood, when they get back from AVES Tax. I know they'll look great!

Keep catching'

Turk


Turk, thanks for clearing up the confusion I had on the names. Am looking forward to trying for a 17 inch plus. It was fun catching volunteer Whitebass last year, now that I am going after them, will likely be more of a challenge. Thumper

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