I've never had a problem with them, but I mostly fish early summer/late fall. They may get a bit spongy in the heat we've been having lately.
As for recipes I use coyote brand pancake mix mixed with beer, rum, garlic butter, and some spices. Batter and fry in crisco or equivalent oil. Delicious. I made pike and walleye together last year and my dad couldn't tell them apart. The walleye was from saskatchewan before anyone gets ****y about poaching.
Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime. ><///(0