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White Sucker underwater in the St. Lawrence River

Can You Eat Sucker Fish? 

Sucker fish, often known as the white sucker, is a fish that can be found throughout North American waters. They can grow to be up to 4 pounds and about 20 inches or so in length. While you may not have heard of this...

sauger fish

Can You Eat Sauger? 

Sauger may not be the first fish that pops into your head when you’re craving some fish dinner, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be on the menu. It can be found in many rivers and is often overlooked...

Creek Chub or Fallfish

Can You Eat Fallfish?

Known as The Little Tarpon of the Commonwealth in Virginia, fallfish is not one of the native fish in America anglers usually rave about. Mostly they are used as bait or completely ignored. Can you eat fallfish? You...

The Mississippi Paddlefish

Can You Eat Paddlefish?

Paddlefish are one of the coolest looking fish you’ll ever catch, with their long, paddle-like nose, which of course, gives them their name. Their skin is smooth, with very few scales, making them feel more like a...

Chain Pickerel underwater

Can You Eat Pickerel?

One of the most plentiful freshwater fish throughout the Eastern part of the country from Canada down through the Carolinas would be the pickerel. While you can catch a ton of them, many people wonder, can you eat...

yellow perch caught while fishing

Can You Eat Perch?

Since perch are fairly small fish and can be difficult to clean, many people don’t take the time to eat perch. However, if this is your philosophy, you’re missing out. Perch is not only a tasty dish, but...

shad fish for eating

Can You Eat Shad?

Can you eat shad? What a question! With its soft, flaky white meat and delicate taste, a well-prepared shad is a delectable dish. Many American East Coast communities consider shad as part of their cultural heritage and...

Muskie fish

Can You Eat Muskie?

Muskie or muskellunge, as the pros know it, is a popular sport fish crossed between a pike and a pickerel. They are tremendous predators of the freshwater, eating anything that comes their way. That said, can you eat...