Took a big channel cat home today, about 15lbs take or give a pound. Sorry no pictures, forgot the dog-gone digital camera!! This thing was huge for a channel, and probably one of the biggest channel cats I've saw in a long long time.. My girlfriend wanted a fish dinner and the crappie wern't cooperating. Either way, I love catfish and have eatten my fair share of "small" farm raised channels and had no trouble deep frying them. This beast is a different story, as the fillets are more like steaks. I cut the lateral lines out (the red meat) but tried not to waste the white meat and I probably got about 5lbs of meat if I had to guess. I took the fillets cut them into into 1"x1" peices and bagged up and am freezing what I don't plan on cooking tonight. I know lots of guys eat big flatheads and blues and figured big channels must be just as good. And before anyone get's all uppity about this, it's a private lake I caught it at and the fella simply wants all his catfish gone. Zip, zilch, none they're just competeing to much with his other sportfish. And there are a lot of these big boys at my disposal so I'm just hoping there's a way to cook'em and still taste great. So instead of letting it go to waste, I'm gonna make a few meals out of it From what I can gather looking around the net. People cook the big cats the same way they cook the little cats. Bread'em, fry'em, enjoy'em. Any imput? Thanks!