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fishsearch
10-13-2005, 03:14 PM
Has anyone cooked up a Sacramento Sucker? Are these fish edible?

My fishing buddy and I have a caught a few at Los Vaqueros reservoir on nightcrawlers, averaging about 2lbs apiece. Nice looking fish. We let them go.

How does this species taste? How does one cook them?

sneak1000
10-14-2005, 08:48 AM
Im sure if they are done right they could be...ok, however Im not the one whos going to try it out first.

Probably need lots and lots of lemons :P

Wolf74
10-14-2005, 11:59 AM
I haven't tried them, but I get the feeling they'd probibly have a muddy flavor to them.

Ikan_Mas
10-14-2005, 05:46 PM
In Los Vaqueros the sucker would probably taste just fine. The problem with them is the abundance of y-shaped bones that are just the right size to get caught in a humans throat. :P

Got any pictures of this beast?

STURGEONSTOMPER
10-18-2005, 07:07 PM
I haven't tried them, but I get the feeling they'd probibly have a muddy flavor to them.


Yea, and only if I was stuck in the high mountains ::)

CJC
10-18-2005, 09:33 PM
I steamed one long time ago and the meat is very sweet and tender. The only problem is that it has bones all over the place and it takes a lot of patience to get the good stuff out. I know some people use it to make fish balls. After grinding it, bones and all, they would not be a problem any more.