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(KCTV5 Kansas City)   Anyone on the hunt for a giant pet fish? Woman looks to find home to 84-lb. catfish she caught   (kctv5.com) divider line 28
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2012-10-09 12:06:36 PM  
11 votes:
Here's a thought: have you considered returning to the GODDAMN RIVER?
2012-10-09 02:12:26 PM  
4 votes:
that 'he' is most likely a 'she' and she is a big fine breeder and the river would be better off if she could go home

/the river home
//not the biblical one
2012-10-09 01:49:57 PM  
3 votes:

pottie: I have a home for that catfish...right here next to the grits.


All jokes aside, I bet a large catfish like this tastes like shiat.
2012-10-09 01:55:03 PM  
2 votes:
and now they are trying to find it a home sell it.

river don't pay...
2012-10-09 01:43:10 PM  
2 votes:
I have a home for that catfish...right here next to the grits.
2012-10-09 01:41:37 PM  
2 votes:
Done in 2.
2012-10-09 10:12:22 PM  
1 votes:

Cerebral Knievel: thank you for clearing that up. but still a fish that big and old has usually gone lazy and is living in a hole waiting for something to come by at that point. but because of what you pointed out, the blues are usually safer to eat than other breeds. but I also believe that most cat fish breeds are generally opportunists to begin with, as in, they'll usually eat anything that gets close enough to fit in thier mouth, and even then, they'll still try.

but still people.. young's around five pounds max, three pounds min, farm raised is preferable.


Agreed. I see people keeping 20 lb brown trout (lake michigan) quite a bit, and feel the same way. Those fish at that size have a ridiculous amount of mercury and PCBs. A catfish that size has gotta be well over a decade old, and considering that it was caught in a river in the US, which is probably polluted somewhere upstream, has to be a hazmat condition. Same goes for muskies and northern; ridiculously high in PCBs due to being on top of the food chain
2012-10-09 07:37:04 PM  
1 votes:
anything more than 15 lb tastes like poop

and while in a moment of weakness I have eaten catfish off the missouri river bottoms i won't eat them out of the river. I would suggest you don't either. 'cause atrazine and sioux city sewer
2012-10-09 06:23:07 PM  
1 votes:
Hmmm, Fish and Game in my State would be looking her up to issue a citation and confiscate the fish right about now.

It's not legal to catch a wild fish and then keep it in captivity in Idaho.
2012-10-09 05:18:02 PM  
1 votes:

89 Stick-Up Kid: WalMartian: 89 Stick-Up Kid: pottie: I have a home for that catfish...right here next to the grits.

All jokes aside, I bet a large catfish like this tastes like shiat.

Literally. Bottom feeders.

Take the farker back to the river and let him go.

/Catfisher-person
/Lives in Leavenworth

I'll be in Leavenworth for Oktoberfest this weekend! Are you going to be out drinking?


We're having Oktoberfest? I'm shocked.

And no, I'm not in prison. There are actual people in Leavenworth that are not behind bars.
2012-10-09 04:36:04 PM  
1 votes:

machoprogrammer: Cerebral Knievel: A) yes, litteraly bottom feeding, and living in muck fish. the fish has had many, MANY years to absorb what ever is in that muck.around here that would be heavy metals, PCB's, Kepone.etc.


WalMartian: Literally. Bottom feeders.

Blue catfish are actually opportunistic feeders. They prefer live fish, but will eat off bottom if they have to


thank you for clearing that up. but still a fish that big and old has usually gone lazy and is living in a hole waiting for something to come by at that point. but because of what you pointed out, the blues are usually safer to eat than other breeds. but I also believe that most cat fish breeds are generally opportunists to begin with, as in, they'll usually eat anything that gets close enough to fit in thier mouth, and even then, they'll still try.

but still people.. young's around five pounds max, three pounds min, farm raised is preferable.

Great Porn Dragon: your voice is duly noted.

I've been to a bass pro shop a couple of times... and even this old southern boy found the experience...

interesting..
I liked the shooting arcade though.. that was fun. OH! and the cooking sections were pretty neat
2012-10-09 03:23:34 PM  
1 votes:
cdn.omg-facts.com 

Jeremy Wade is not impressed.
2012-10-09 03:23:32 PM  
1 votes:

MayContainHorseGluten: So many morans in this thread. You don't eat giant fish like that, they taste horrible, and since they've probably lived a very long time they've absorbed more toxic chemicals then anyone should eat.


look one post over yours..

in any case, Its looking to me like the common sense people are outnumbering the idiots that want to eat it.


but, same thing with huge Lobsters.. not really good for eating, meat is too tough, no flavor to it, and the creature would better be served as part of the breeding cycle.
2012-10-09 03:15:59 PM  
1 votes:
So many morans in this thread. You don't eat giant fish like that, they taste horrible, and since they've probably lived a very long time they've absorbed more toxic chemicals then anyone should eat.
2012-10-09 03:13:37 PM  
1 votes:

keypusher: i did something like this when I was three or so -- didn't realize the fish was dead. The next door neighbors played along and promised to take good care of him.

Yeah, I was dumb.


No, you were three and had a bit of a heart about you. but most parents get their kid a gold fish to teach lessens about mortality. or.. if they are pricks, so they don't have to get you a puppy, like... " What about that goldfish we got you? you didn't take care of it and IT DIED!"


but, back to the article. I'm also sure the old lady wants to get someone to pay her for it. If their is a local wlidlife exhibit nearby they MIGHT take it, as a donation. if they have tank space. We got a couple of monster like that at the wildlife center at Maymont park.

but no. they are not good for eating...
A) yes, litteraly bottom feeding, and living in muck fish. the fish has had many, MANY years to absorb what ever is in that muck.around here that would be heavy metals, PCB's, Kepone.etc.
B) large fish like that has tougher fishier tasting muddy meat

Ideally you want small, young catfish, usually no more than five pounds.

I love wild catfish, I kinda like the "dirty" taste it can have sometimes, but for general safety, stick with farm raised.

in fact... I had country fried cube steak and catfish last night with a country pepper gravy with shallots and oyster mushroom with cheese grits and creamed spinach.
2012-10-09 02:39:33 PM  
1 votes:

89 Stick-Up Kid: pottie: I have a home for that catfish...right here next to the grits.

All jokes aside, I bet a large catfish like this tastes like shiat.


Truman Capote once said that the only difference between the rich and the poor is that the rich eat young things. Think about it, veal, baby carrots, etc. So you are essentially right, something that old would be better off released to breed and harvest the young ones to eat.
2012-10-09 02:26:42 PM  
1 votes:

Shmeat: "She is keeping the monster of a fish alive in a 9' by 9' by 5' swimming pool at a friend's house"

And here she is leading a cow to feed the monster fish:

[deskofbrian.com image 475x351]


Betty White not only looks good at 90, she still gets her chores done on time.
2012-10-09 02:17:12 PM  
1 votes:

Krymson Tyde: Here's a thought: have you considered returning to the GODDAMN RIVER?


It's almost certain that when she says, "looking for a home," she means, "looking for someone who will pay a lot of money."

She's not keeping the fish alive out of altruism, she's just greedy.
2012-10-09 02:08:39 PM  
1 votes:
"She is keeping the monster of a fish alive in a 9' by 9' by 5' swimming pool at a friend's house"

And here she is leading a cow to feed the monster fish:

deskofbrian.com
2012-10-09 02:00:49 PM  
1 votes:
Apparently she has failed to understand the 'release' part of "catch and release"
2012-10-09 02:00:24 PM  
1 votes:
Unfortunately, John Gustafson, Grampa Gustafson, and Max Goldman aren't around to take it off her hands :(
2012-10-09 01:58:05 PM  
1 votes:
It's probably for the best; the really big ones don't taste good anyway.
2012-10-09 01:53:27 PM  
1 votes:
The only thing rare about this fish is it hasn't been cooked yet.They are not as common as yellow cats and channel cats but better tasting.
2012-10-09 01:53:13 PM  
1 votes:
I think I can find a place for him, next to the corn and lemon.
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2012-10-09 01:49:08 PM  
1 votes:

Fish in a Barrel: Krymson Tyde: Here's a thought: have you considered returning to the GODDAMN RIVER?

This.


That.
2012-10-09 01:45:25 PM  
1 votes:
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2012-10-09 01:43:03 PM  
1 votes:

Krymson Tyde: Here's a thought: have you considered returning to the GODDAMN RIVER?


This.
2012-10-09 12:28:13 PM  
1 votes:
It might do well coated in corn meal and swimming in hot oil.
 
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