Posted by Kerry Grissett on May 29, 2002 at 23:47:11:
In Reply to: Re: Shellcracker posted by TIM H. on May 29, 2002 at 23:17:52:
I haven't eaten enough of either shellcrackers (redear sunfish) or bluegills to give a real good critique on either, but if you like bluegills and crappie you will probably like shellcrackers. I think many folks like them better than gills because they are often larger.
My limited experience with eating them is that shellcrackers "may" have a little more "flavor" than bluegills and sometimes this is said to be a slight muddy taste. The meat is firmer than crappie and more similar (no surprise) to bluegills in texture. In any case, they are excellent eating and I rank them in the same category as crappie, sauger, and bluegills for eating quality.
Good luck and good fishin'
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