Made a trip Wed. to Little Praire. Caught about 10 of each, the big goo weighed 10 1/2 lb. That was the biggest fish I've ever caught on a Zebco 33, it was a fight!!! Caught mostly on worms, nice day to be out, fishin, sunny weather and cold brew!!
I'm sure there are some expert chefs out there but my grandma used to put some salt and alot of redpepper, plenty of green onions and layer the fish as needed, repeating the redpepper and green onions every layer, add a little water and just let it cook slow and make it's on gravy. It was a white/clear gravy. Put over some rice and it was on. I have eaten it fried when it was freshly caught and it was very good also.
Mother Dear use to scale them, split them down the middle/belly, crack the back bone with a knife and put the salt, redpepper and wild green onions inside. Fold them back over to look like a whole fish and put a little on the outside. Bake them and they would fall off the bone in it's own gravy...good eating as a kid... I haven't tried it in over 30 years.