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I have been reading lots of post about size vs quantity. First I want to say I know most guides are friends and this is just a little fun trash talking. But what would you prefer for a fish fry. 12" to 13" trout or 18"-24"? Lets see what the survey says. I know those pop corn trout fry up real good.
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Just right.
12 to 14 inches is just right, for frying. I'm not a hog, hog.
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trout
Actually the 10-12" trout are the best ones for eating.
But the game wardens don't see it that way?
Bob
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little fish fry best
13-14 inchers hands down
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The smaller the better
Small ones are the best eating , but the big ones will work for me too as I like to cut the filets into smaller pieces even if it's 12 " trout , it fries up better that way , gives more surface area to get crisp . I'll cut down the filets to about 3 " by 1 " pieces , nick named them nuggets , then use Zatarain's fish fry without the lemon shaken in a bag onto dry filets , deep , hot grease is the key , don't over load the pot or the temp. will come down too much when you put the fish in , fry till golden crispy , then mix ketchup, hosre radish , lemon juice and a dash of lea and perrins as a sauce to dip in ------but I must be wierd for I think the best fish to fry is a croacker then a channel mullet
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perfect size
12-14in perfect for me !!caught them good last saturday at the bulk plant
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The best ones
The trout with scales and a tail on them are the best to eat. I cut all of my fillets into fingers before I fry them, so it really makes no difference to me if they are 12 or 22. Only advantage to the 22 inchers is that there is more meat per fish cleaned. The only time I tasted a difference was with real big catfish or the blood lines in redfish, but trout all taste good to me.
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lol
I like the illegal ones!! jk but the smaller the better!
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Fry em Up
Looks like we all like the same thing. Small or large we cut them into strips before frying them.
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all good
I like them all, cut them into smaller pieces, more surface area cooks better. Also, the thick filets, I will filet them again once or twice, even fileted some thin a few times ala Middendorf's catfish.
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14
I hate trout under 14 inches, throw 99% of them back. I get more meat off of one 2 pound speck than off of a dozen of those little buggers.
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