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Catfish Like a Pro by [Phillips, John E.]
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Question: Why did you decide to come-out with thisbook now?
Phillips: I don't know what our economy will looklike in the future, but right now times are hard. Families have to look forways to save money and buy groceries. Because catfish are readily available inalmost every lake, river, creek, pond or any-other body of water, catfishingprovides fun and inexpensive recreational time for fishermen and theirfamilies. Too, by catching catfish and eating them, you really can save on yourgrocery bill.
Question: In some areas, catfish have an off-flavor,and some catfish taste very fishy. How do you solve that problem with thecatfish you eat?
Phillips: I used to catch catfish in backwatersloughs and swamp holes in the Tombigbee River swamps in west/central Alabamanear my family's hunting club and the University of West Alabama where Igraduated. Because these dead-looking lakes and ponds contained so much leafdebris on their bottoms, and many of these leaves were from oak trees, thewater had a tannic color, and the fish had a tannic-acid taste. Here's thetrick to eating any type of off-flavored fish:
  • Cut the fish fillets into 1-inch chunks, and put the chunks in an ice chest. Cover the chunks with 7Up, Sprite or any-other type of lemon-lime soda.
  • Pour a big bag of ice on top of the soda, so that you have a 2- or 3-inch layer of ice.
Within 3 or 4 hours, the lemon-lime soda will pull theoff-flavor out of the catfish chunks and replace it with a sweet taste. If Ihave really-strong-tasting catfish or very-large catfish, I may let the chunkssit in this mixture overnight. Wash the chunks off, and keep them in ice wateruntil you batter and fry them. All the off-flavor will be gone.

About the Author

Forthe past 40 years, John E. Phillips of Vestavia, Alabama, has been a fulltimeoutdoor writer, traveling the world interviewing hunters, guides, outfittersand other outdoorsmen about how they hunt. An award-winning author, John hasbeen hunting and fishing since his kindergarten days with his dad and brotherand has had the good fortune to fish and hunt with experts. He's also travelledacross the a newspaper writer, magazine writer, outdoor photographer and radio host, andfor the last 13 years, as a provider of outdoors internet content for numerouscompanies daily. He was the 2007 Legendary Communicator chosen for inductioninto the National Fresh Water Hall of Fame, the Crossbow Communicator of theYear in 2008, and in 2012, he was presented the Homer Circle FishingCommunicator Award by the American Sportfishing Association and theProfessional Outdoor Media Association. To learn more the author and hisoutdoor experiences, go to or visit John's Amazon author page.

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  • File Size: 7079 KB
  • Print Length: 202 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0692248161
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Night Hawk Publications, Inc.; 1 edition (November 21, 2013)
  • Publication Date: November 21, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0083UYQAY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #987,936 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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