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Old 06-13-2020, 09:30 PM
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Default Gafftops Out of Houston [Video]

sharing this video for a friend, he was stoked about this trip and i thought his video turned out pretty freaking cool. Hope you enjoy! If not feel free to take it out on me! Lol
https://youtu.be/KL0AWiHhy18
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catching slime on your line is a pain
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
catching slime on your line is a pain
i wont lie, that sucks but Im gonna argue that point. Gaftops arent bad eating. The slime sucks, but suffer through that (or drag them through the marina) and its worth it for a fun time with the family and a decent fish fry.
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I have seen people string up hard heads too,
but I can catch plenty reds, trout, and flounder , so that is what I eat
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I cant argue that... im fine with gafftops but im not turning my nose up to any of the above
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Looks like a good time fishing.. thanks for sharing!
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Looks like they had some fun! Gafftops are good eating... the key is to put the fish directly in your cooler without touching them... take the hook out there and then clean them the next day...90% of the slime is gone and ez to fillet...
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What?! Get out of here, you're pulling my leg. I can't believe that's real. Can somebody confirm this?
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Hardheads are not bad eating either. Bleed them and throw them in the cooler.

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Originally Posted by Stanley Orchard View Post
What?! Get out of here, you're pulling my leg. I can't believe that's real. Can somebody confirm this?
Gafftops? I will tell you that they taste as good or better than any Channel or Blue Cat. Flathead gets my vote at the best... Gafftop Sailcat a close second.
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Gaftop is good eating...good white meat. Admittedly I don't screw with them but the trick is to have a bucket of sand on the boat. As soon as you catch them, toss them in the bucket for a few minutes....pretty quick, all the slime will be gone as they flip around, then toss 'em in the cooler.

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Also, little known secret... if you lick the belly of a freshly caught gafftop... you'll get an awesome euphoric high... that's what all the locals do in port o'connor...
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I've cleaned and eaten them once! I couldn't stand cleaning them, probably a mental thing lol but
I was shocked how good it was fried.
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Gafftops and flounder are some of the best fish for frying. I never would have believed it but gaffs are white, delicate, flaky...just like flounder.
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Originally Posted by stokes_landing View Post
Gafftops and flounder are some of the best fish for frying. I never would have believed it but gaffs are white, delicate, flaky...just like flounder.
yeah i totally agree. Far better tasting than youd think!
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Disgusting trash fish.
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for anybody wondering, these are fillets from a hardhead and a sail cat caught side by side at the same time same place in Louisiana. The hardhead meat smelled like sh1t and low tide and became crab bait, The sail meet was soft but tasted delicious fried



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