Best Place to Buy Fresh Catfish?

Best Place to Buy Fresh Catfish?

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Scissors and Glue

State University, AR

#1 Mar 6, 2009
I am looking for a place to buy some fresh catfish. When I say fresh I mean they pull it out the tank and clean it right there when you buy it. When driving through Paragould and toward Newport I see tons of stock ponds so I know there must be some places around here that sell it. Anybody have any suggestions?
Guest492

Charleston, WV

#2 Mar 6, 2009
P & J in Harrisburg. Farley's at Cash. There is a big one at Balch. One or two big ones at Weiner. Or, you could get off your lazy as-s and go catch some. I mean, you are in Arkansas

Since: Sep 08

Jonesboro, Ar

#3 Mar 6, 2009
There is a place in Paragould on the way out of town. Like your going twards Mr. T's. But i can't remember the name of it
House_buyer

State University, AR

#4 Mar 6, 2009
I just moved to the Jonesboro area from Madison, Alabama and would also love to know where to get this type of fish.

Guest492, is P&J's the same that everybody talks about getting crawdads from? Where exactly are the others you mentioned?
Matches

State University, AR

#5 Mar 6, 2009
Carner's Fish Market in Lake City is good.
Hmm

Jonesboro, AR

#6 Mar 6, 2009
Matlock wrote:
There is a place in Paragould on the way out of town. Like your going twards Mr. T's. But i can't remember the name of it
Is that Keuters? I think they closed to the public this past fall.:( They were my favorite place to go.

Since: Sep 08

Jonesboro, Ar

#7 Mar 6, 2009
Hmm wrote:
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Is that Keuters? I think they closed to the public this past fall.:( They were my favorite place to go.
YES!

I used to go there and buy Rosy Reds by the hundreds. Those things make the best fishing bait. I noticed afew times they were cleaning what looked like small chanel cats.
Scissors and Glue

State University, AR

#8 Mar 6, 2009
So do all of the places clean it fresh from the tank like I mentioned?
fishguy

Bossier City, LA

#9 Mar 7, 2009
only place i know of is carners in lake city

its kinda dirty and messy and they have animals running round everywhere but the fish is fresh and good
Stinkbait

Wentzville, MO

#10 Mar 7, 2009
fishguy wrote:
only place i know of is carners in lake city
its kinda dirty and messy and they have animals running round everywhere but the fish is fresh and good
There is a new place fixin to open up in a few weeks at Bowman just west of Lake City on Hwy 18 called Ronnies Fish Market. They are going to sell fresh catfish and fresh bait.
fishguy

Bossier City, LA

#11 Mar 7, 2009
Stinkbait wrote:
<quoted text>There is a new place fixin to open up in a few weeks at Bowman just west of Lake City on Hwy 18 called Ronnies Fish Market. They are going to sell fresh catfish and fresh bait.
really? where exactly is it going to be?

i am wondering about these other places mentioned in the above post too. id love to know where to get some fresh catfish from multiple places instead of just one.

i also forgot to mention that carners is pretty cheap too. they sell for $1.50 per lb live weight and cut it anyway you want. i dont know if anybody can beat it
guest

North Little Rock, AR

#12 Mar 8, 2009
Scissors and Glue wrote:
I am looking for a place to buy some fresh catfish. When I say fresh I mean they pull it out the tank and clean it right there when you buy it. When driving through Paragould and toward Newport I see tons of stock ponds so I know there must be some places around here that sell it. Anybody have any suggestions?
Why buy fresh, why not just go to a catfish restaurant and buy it cooked? Catfish Cafe on Southwest DR. is the best. They have a drive-through.
Georgie Girl

United States

#13 Mar 8, 2009
Matches wrote:
Carner's Fish Market in Lake City is good.
Those are river fish aren't they ? Would not eat them at all to much go into the open waters with all the farming and etc here in Arkansas. Pond raised (farmed catfish)in my opinion is the only way to go.
Scissors and Glue

State University, AR

#14 Mar 9, 2009
Georgie Girl wrote:
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Those are river fish aren't they ? Would not eat them at all to much go into the open waters with all the farming and etc here in Arkansas. Pond raised (farmed catfish)in my opinion is the only way to go.
Where would you suggest I go then?
Guest

Charleston, WV

#15 Mar 9, 2009
P & Js in Harrisburg for crawfish and catfish. The Bayou Market in Bald Knob had them this weekend for $2,49. Still high but better than the $3.49 I paid just two weeks ago.
Guest

Little Rock, AR

#16 Mar 9, 2009
If you don't like fish saturated with toxins don't buy catfish at all; especially pond raised. Fish with no scales absorb many times more toxins than fish with scales to protect them from poisons in the water. We use to eat catfish all the time til we started eliminating sources of heavy poisoning like catfish.
Georgie Girl

United States

#17 Mar 9, 2009
Guest wrote:
If you don't like fish saturated with toxins don't buy catfish at all; especially pond raised. Fish with no scales absorb many times more toxins than fish with scales to protect them from poisons in the water. We use to eat catfish all the time til we started eliminating sources of heavy poisoning like catfish.
That is so dumb. Pond raised Catfish are among the safest and best fish there is. There is no toxins in farm raised catfish and definatley no chemicals. You really need to check your facts a little better.
Georgie Girl

United States

#18 Mar 9, 2009
Guest wrote:
P & Js in Harrisburg for crawfish and catfish. The Bayou Market in Bald Knob had them this weekend for $2,49. Still high but better than the $3.49 I paid just two weeks ago.
You probley did buy crawfish cheaper by the pond at Bald Knob,but by the time you cleaned them up and took out the trash and drove all that distance you didn't save any money. I have bought at P % J . When you buy their crawfish they are already cleaned and ready to cook. No dead ones no trash and purged. Their cooked crawfish is the best I have ever had. They are from lousiania and know what they're doing with them. If you place a order and they take it you always get your stuff too unlike Paragould. They always cooked crawfish fresh when ordered. Never left overs or cold. That's where I spend my money and I have tried them all.
Guest21

United States

#19 Mar 9, 2009
House_buyer wrote:
I just moved to the Jonesboro area from Madison, Alabama and would also love to know where to get this type of fish.
Guest492, is P&J's the same that everybody talks about getting crawdads from? Where exactly are the others you mentioned?
River catfish are good but not very safe. As all the chemicals the farms use usually wind up in the waterways. Pond raised are the safer eating fish.
Guest21

United States

#20 Mar 9, 2009
I have bought crawfish from P and J also they are very good. They may cost a little more but not in the long run. I wouldn't wash them and take out the dead ones and the trash and then cook them. Then you have to buy the seasoning. You've got a lot more money in them than they cost from there and you always get your order if they take your name. They don't keep any cooked up. They cook them just the way your orders says and they are always fresh and hot unless you are late like I am sometimes. hee hee

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