The go to bait in West Matagorda bay yesterday was live croaker. Everyone limited.
I live alone. I no longer deep fry. This is the best pan fried dish that I know. I brought the dish from New Orleans to my side of Houston in 1974. Its kind of like blackened redfish except you bread the fillets and add a wine, Tabasco, lemon, garlic, and minced onion sauce. It's looks a little dirty but that means that its just right. I started it in hot oil and added butter to cool it down. Ate it with a fried potato hash brown.
I've made it with snapper and puppy drum.