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Maryland Puts Gift Card Bounty on 'Fish From Hell'
Fox News ^ | April 5, 2012 | Greg Wilson

Posted on 04/05/2012 9:57:20 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta

Wildlife officials in Maryland have put a bounty on the snakehead, the so-called "fish from hell" that can migrate on land and devastates the eco-systems of lakes, ponds and streams.

The state will give out $200 gift cards for Bass Pro Shops as well as other prizes for catching and killing the fish, which is native to Africa and Asia but is believed to have made its way to America through Asian seafood merchants.

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TOPICS: Local News; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bassproshop; bounty; fishandgame; fishfromhell; fishing; gonefishing; maryland; snakeheadfish; wildlife
Evil-looking thing.
1 posted on 04/05/2012 9:57:24 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: moder_ator
Can you please change the word "County" to "Bounty" in the title?

Thanks!

2 posted on 04/05/2012 9:59:27 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta ("....in the last days, mockers will come with their mocking... (2 Peter 3:3))
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

This fish is even meaner than it looks

3 posted on 04/05/2012 10:00:39 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Wow; looks like a nasty piranha! My Remy 1187 autoloader 12ga would love that workout.


4 posted on 04/05/2012 10:03:05 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: rawhide

But how does it fry up?


5 posted on 04/05/2012 10:03:05 AM PDT by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

That’s odd...I thought Maryland was a “sanctuary state” for illegal immigrants.


6 posted on 04/05/2012 10:04:27 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: rawhide

Yeah...but is it good eatin’?


7 posted on 04/05/2012 10:05:26 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Btt.


8 posted on 04/05/2012 10:10:04 AM PDT by allmost
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To: eastforker
But how does it fry up?

Well enough for Asian fish dealers to import it for sale to their community.

9 posted on 04/05/2012 10:22:38 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: eastforker
Generally, the uglier the fish, the better and more expensive.

I'm not seeing much cheek meat, but I would love to have one to part out and test cook. The forehead looks interesting, depending on how much cartilidge/bone is in it.

/johnny

10 posted on 04/05/2012 10:26:46 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Bounty is kind’a misleading. It’s an entry into a drawing, not an automatic payment. If it was, Asian fishmongers would be driving loads of them in from all points!


11 posted on 04/05/2012 10:27:27 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Maybe Crackhead Barry can run these asians out of town too???
12 posted on 04/05/2012 10:28:04 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd
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To: rawhide

Oh please.....somebody with the necessary computer skills.....please make us a photo of that fish crossed with James Carville.


13 posted on 04/05/2012 10:28:25 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: JRandomFreeper; JimRed

Well, at the moment I am gorging on a plate of high fin blue catfish filet’s caught from earlier in the week.


14 posted on 04/05/2012 10:45:19 AM PDT by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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I love most fish. Blue cat is one of my favorites, because it's local. How is it cooked?

I called a buddy about this one, and he suggested a hot/sour soup similar to pla chon, and asked if I had a source... LOL! He was a little disappointed that I was just asking for info.

/johnny

15 posted on 04/05/2012 10:51:15 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rawhide
This fish is even meaner than it looks

Oh, I dunno. It doesn't look a lot worse than that guy who just this week got a pass on drinking and driving in Massachusetts. Taxachusetts? Somewhere around there, anyway. I can't seem to remember his name.

16 posted on 04/05/2012 10:55:43 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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Unlike most people I season the fish before I bread it. I season with Fiesta brand rib rub and black pepper. Then I bread it with a dry mixture of one part corn meal and one part Martha White cornbread mix. I like to fry between 300 and 325.


17 posted on 04/05/2012 10:56:27 AM PDT by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: eastforker
Good call to season before breading. I also season my corn meal with cayanne, black pepper, and wait for salt until right after it comes out of the oil.

/johnny

18 posted on 04/05/2012 10:58:21 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
A 27 pounder I caught this spring on rod and reel. Photobucket
19 posted on 04/05/2012 11:05:25 AM PDT by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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Dear Lord! That would take me a week to eat. Or longer. The head itself would make 3 meals.

Big gut on it, was it full of roe? I'm drooling here.

/johnny

20 posted on 04/05/2012 11:10:08 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Actualy he had two tilapia about 8 inches long in his gut. I never ever dress out the belly flap and I always filet out all that red strip down the sides. Cut him up in sizes for frying and soak in salt water for about an hour before bagging in water and freezing. I found that a sandwich baggy holds about a pound and a half of meat, just the right size for a meal and it defrost in the fridge overnight. Also after letting it soak in salt water for an hour I use the sprayer in the sink to rinse untill all the foaming stops.Best frying catfish in the world.


21 posted on 04/05/2012 11:19:06 AM PDT by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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I spent too much time in East Asia/with East Asians (including my SIL's family). I might even eat the tilapia, depending on how digested they were, or maybe make garum out of them.

But for sure, the head and the bones go into the stock pot, after the meat comes off. Fish that size has a lot of meat on the head.

And yes, I do love the traditional fried catfish nuggets with catsup that I grew up with. But I eat almost everything on one now. ;)

/johnny

22 posted on 04/05/2012 11:43:31 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: eastforker

friends tell me they are delicious, and damn easy to catch a dozen or more in places they are plentiful with an hour’s work. And there’s no catch limit “cause Maryland want these puppies all gone.


23 posted on 04/05/2012 12:37:52 PM PDT by Lex Gabba
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To: eastforker

“But how does it fry up?”

Probably has a lot of tiny bones to to deal with!


24 posted on 04/05/2012 7:40:29 PM PDT by longhorn too
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Piranha 3D Pictures, Images and Photos Nice fishy ... nice fishy.
25 posted on 04/23/2012 7:41:02 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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