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Offline Dakotablood

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Fish Jaws
« on: Dec 04, 2018, 10:50 AM »
Who all cooks their fish jaws? My buddies grampa swears it's one the best pieces of fish. I got a nice walleye so figured I'd try it, also got some cheeks to try for the first time.
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Offline kasilofchrisn

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Re: Fish Jaws
« Reply #1 on: Dec 04, 2018, 10:53 AM »
Never heard of anybody eating fish Jaws.
Doesn't seem like there'd be any meat on them?
Now fish cheeks is another story.
Especially when I'm catching halibut in the saltwater I never let a halibut cheek go.
But there's a pretty good amount of meat on a halibut cheek especially the ones that are 50 pounds or bigger.
Probably more meat on one cheek then there is in a whole entire crappie.
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Offline PoleJerker

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Re: Fish Jaws
« Reply #2 on: Dec 04, 2018, 11:15 AM »
Never heard of anybody eating fish Jaws.
Doesn't seem like there'd be any meat on them?
Now fish cheeks is another story.
Especially when I'm catching halibut in the saltwater I never let a halibut cheek go.
But there's a pretty good amount of meat on a halibut cheek especially the ones that are 50 pounds or bigger.
Probably more meat on one cheek then there is in a whole entire crappie.
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Offline Sandcountrylivin

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Re: Fish Jaws
« Reply #3 on: Dec 05, 2018, 08:17 AM »
Good chance he was referring to the fish "jowls" which is the cheek. Also I have heard the best bites are the fish "collars" a meaty bit behind the gill.

Offline thepikepolice

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Re: Fish Jaws
« Reply #4 on: Dec 05, 2018, 08:20 PM »
Walleye cheeks are supreme eating! Similar to a scallop.

Offline optimus140

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Re: Fish Jaws
« Reply #5 on: Dec 05, 2018, 09:11 PM »
I wonder if he was messing with you? What meat would even be on the jaws, fish lips? Some grandpas have been known to make sure the youth are getting their ration of bullcrap. Maybe I’m the jerk tho, lol. I suppose there’s stranger things we eat. I don’t even question what’s in a hot dog, for example and have eaten a mile of them. This reminds me of something else I heard of recently, walleye “wings” which I think are the front fins and pectoral meat, breaded and fried. I haven’t tried it but I saw on a walleye forum people were raving about them. Are those the same as the “collars” someone else mentioned here?

Offline Snakehunter

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Re: Fish Jaws
« Reply #6 on: Dec 05, 2018, 10:01 PM »
There is a distinct difference between the cheeks and the jaws. The jaws are sometimes called wings around here. Jaws/wings are the area forward of the pectoral fins, not on the sides of the facial area of the fish. I do the 'wings' in the deep fryer and there can be a significant chunk of meat there. Just like cheeks, there is more meat on bigger fish.



Offline optimus140

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Re: Fish Jaws
« Reply #7 on: Dec 06, 2018, 07:26 AM »
If jaws and wings are the same thing, that makes a lot of sense. Plenty of info about walleye wings online.

Offline Dakotablood

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Re: Fish Jaws
« Reply #8 on: Dec 06, 2018, 11:03 PM »
Ya I believe wings is right now that I think about it, I cooked one up tonight not bad not as much meat as I thought there might be but def firmer meat almost like chicken
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Offline DU4LIFE

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Re: Fish Jaws
« Reply #9 on: Dec 07, 2018, 07:50 AM »
Walleye cheeks are supreme eating! Similar to a scallop.

spot on!

Offline Hoserman

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Re: Fish Jaws
« Reply #10 on: Dec 07, 2018, 04:38 PM »
I wonder if he was messing with you? What meat would even be on the jaws, fish lips? Some grandpas have been known to make sure the youth are getting their ration of bullcrap. Maybe I’m the jerk tho, lol. I suppose there’s stranger things we eat. I don’t even question what’s in a hot dog, for example and have eaten a mile of them. This reminds me of something else I heard of recently, walleye “wings” which I think are the front fins and pectoral meat, breaded and fried. I haven’t tried it but I saw on a walleye forum people were raving about them. Are those the same as the “collars” someone else mentioned here?
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Re: Fish Jaws
« Reply #11 on: Dec 09, 2018, 08:24 PM »
Who all cooks their fish jaws? My buddies grampa swears it's one the best pieces of fish. I got a nice walleye so figured I'd try it, also got some cheeks to try for the first time.
Fish cheeks are fillet mignon of the fish world, but fish jaws, they are all cartilage, not for me.

Offline FrozenJig

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Re: Fish Jaws
« Reply #12 on: Dec 14, 2018, 12:34 PM »
Thumbs up on the Cheek Meat!
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