In the fish – Filling an electric Wavewalk 700 kayak with Blue Catfish

Electric Wavewalk 700 kayak skiff full of Blue Catfish 1600

By Captain Larry Jarboe

Wavewalk Adentures of Key Largo

During a visit in Maryland –

The Blue Catfish is considered an invasive species in the Potomac River. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says to catch and kill them all.
I consider that a mission statement.
They taste like chicken. Really good chicken!

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6 thoughts on “In the fish – Filling an electric Wavewalk 700 kayak with Blue Catfish”

  1. 😀
    This is unbelievable!
    Larry, what did you do with all these fish?…

    This is the first time I see you driving seated side-saddle in a W700.
    Looks comfy.

    Yoav

  2. Yoav,

    My catfish went to a lady from Sierra Leone who runs a bed & breakfast nearby in St. Mary’s County, Md. Also, to a large Amish family in my former neighborhood.

    The side saddle position helps me stretch my legs and handle the tiller easily.

    Note how stable the W700 is with an electric trolling motor. The batteries at the bottom of the boat and the motor/armature weight below the hulls actually increases stability. Then, there is all that fish poundage below.

    I really enjoy targeting invasive species. Most of them are pretty good eating, as well.

    Larry J.

  3. Wow, What a great day of Fishing!!!

    Wish I was there to help!! 🙂

    Tight lines and MoPaddle Safe all.
    Rox

  4. Blue cats are great eating – and those were perfect filet size! (We don’t have Blue catfish here in Wisconsin – only channel cats and flat heads.) Catch and release – into the grease!

  5. Ironically, this is a relatively slow day of Blue Cat fishing on the Potomac. In the fall (Oct. & Nov.), the bigger ones slam the baits as they prowl the river to fatten up for the winter.

    The Blue Cats have no muddy “catfish” flavor after being filleted and the bloodline removed. Just marble white, delicious meat. Soaking other catfish species in butter milk overnight really helps improve the flavor and the fish flavored brew makes your cat really happy.

    I look forward to making one more run up I-95 before the Snowbird Season arrives in Key Largo. Next time, I will bring my S4 w/ an outboard to do some serious exploration and invasive fish capture in the many Md. and Va. tributaries that border the Potomac River.

    In the meantime, there are some non-native fish species in South Florida that warrant attention to both capture and consumption.

    The best way to beat them is to eat them.

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