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Fishing
« on: January 14, 2005, 07:42:32 PM »
I was at the store today and in the meat display cases they had fresh whole Bluegills. Sign said from Canada, wild caught. These were all about 8-10" or so, and just full of color. My question is, does Canada have commercial fishing for things like gills, or are these caught by sport fishermen and sold?
I may have this wrong, but I thought it was illegal  here in the States to sell meat taken under a sportsman permit. Just wondering if Canada was the same.

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2005, 07:55:20 PM »
Maybe something the Indians can do.  ::)

Does the store manager have any information? He might be knowledgable or maybe ought get enlightened, if not.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2005, 08:09:49 PM »
Yeah, that was the other thought I had, that maybe they came from the indians.
These gills were just about all the exact same size. I thought they were farm raised until I saw the sign.


It's a big chain store so I don't know what info the Manager might have, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to ask.

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2005, 04:02:44 AM »
Furby,
Buy one and take it home and cook it. If it taste like fish food, then you will know if its farm raised. ;D
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Re: Fishing
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2005, 05:04:57 AM »
There are, or at least, were ??? instances where wild gamefish could be sold in the US.  Some years back, in the '80s, I think, Lake Okeechobee in South Fla was so overrun with bluegills, they removed bag limits and allowed sales IF the fish were tagged to prove that's where they came from. They had authorized agents, such as bait stores, etc, that did the tagging for a small fee.  Some of my buddies used to go down there and come back with hundreds of big fat bream.  I don't know if that program is still active.

"Non-game" species can be caught and sold by folks who hold a commercial fishing license. This was mostly for catfish, but the fish farmers have just about done that business in. :-/  A lot of folks still run trot-lines and bush hooks for the sport of it, and to get fish for themselves.  The way fish prices have gone up in the markets, some may decide to get back into it.  Frozen catfish filets are $4.95lb at the local Walmart Super Center. :o :o
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2005, 06:40:19 PM »
I was at another of the chain stores Sat. night, but they were closing up the meat counter and I didn't see any gills.
These were $3.69 lb. whole gills, already gutted.
I guess I was more curious then anything.



So....................since this thread is going no place, fast..........
Anyone have anything fishing related to talk about???
Anyone been in any tournaments or anything?
Kind of getting the itch with all the marked down lures at the stores. Might even give in and go do some ice fishing in the next week or so. ::)

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2005, 09:08:27 PM »
Hey Furby,

Where'd you see those gills?  That's the best eating fish in my opinion, and I'd love to get some, if they're frozen and still available.  Was it Meijer's?  

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2005, 06:53:02 PM »
Yep, on Alpine!
They were fresh I belive, not frozen. Look in the meat counter.
Oh, and let me know what they taste like!  ;D
Ya know ya could always go catch your own???
That sure is the best way to have fresh fish! ;D

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2005, 01:08:42 AM »
Well I picked up a couple of my kid brothers and a cousin today and we headed out for the hard water!
Spent a couple hours out there, didn't catch anything, but it didn't look like anyone else did either. ::)
I counted 30+ shanties, and well over 50-60 people on this little 110 acre lake.

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2005, 06:58:24 AM »
I remember some brooks and lakes up north that would just boil with trout. I think they were so hungry it didn't matter if your hook was bare or a tied fly. They were never much longer than 10 inches, but all kinds of 'em. Now adays the bag limit is so low (5) and the tackle is so high that I don't bother with fishing. Once in a while, not often, we'de come across a deep hole with some big trout (over 2 pounds), but they are hard to fish and spooked easy. But, when ya caught one they were a nice prize to take home. Some of those streams where ruined by logging. What was once lined with sand that glittered like gold are now full of silt and mud. ::) That turned me off fishing too.
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Re: Fishing
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2005, 05:53:22 PM »
How's this for a wild game fish ???




They say ...... that this moose was found swimming 5 miles off shore off the coast of Maine and that they harpooned it.This was 7-8 years ago. Moose are known to suffer from a brainworm sometimes that makes them act strangely....well , stranger than usual. ;)

I promised this pic in some other thread ....... but I've no idea where      ::)  ;D
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2005, 12:52:36 PM »
Bullwinkle! :o

Did they harpoon that other feller in the picture too?
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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2005, 01:59:36 PM »
You mean the guy in the rigging ???
He's just had a few tee many martoonies ;D ;D

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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2005, 04:57:08 AM »
THAT'S funny!   :D :D
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2005, 12:13:42 AM »
Bluegill for $ 3.69 a pound wow .  We always just fillet the sides but I do know of a few people that still gut and scale . Panfish are easy to catch if you can find them , then its fun . Crappies too. Boneless bluegill fillets fried up with taters and toast ranks right up there as a great meal . Beer battered and deep fried is even better . Now that moose picture is the wildest thing I ever heard of . S.B. you should show pictures of life on a sailboat , I use to subscribe to woodenboat magazine for years until I realized the odds of actually making it from lake superior to norway and thats when I let my subscription expire  ???
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« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2005, 11:59:31 PM »
I live on a shallow lake like 8 feet deep and it freezes out hard every few winters and there is a connecting lake to it with a little 3 foot diameter culvert and nothing but marsh on each side . Well tonight I took my nephew and said lets see if we can get a baby bullhead or something even if there is nothing there . A hour later we off the lake and racing our lawnmowers through the woods to get back and show whats in the shallow worthless swamp and lots of them !!
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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2005, 12:29:45 AM »
Mmmmm.....crappie! ;D

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2005, 02:19:28 PM »
Oh  Yeah!!   Specks!
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« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2005, 02:48:30 PM »
Tom
Specks!
Now is that a FL reference to size?   ??? ::) ;D ;D :D

Invited to an annual Bluegill fish fry tomorrow night. Last couple years, this friend pan fried Bluegill filet's over outdoor gas grill (in cast iron 24" skillets) and they are absolutely fabulous. Want to eat them like popcorn.  Last year he fried 150 filets for about 20 people. Almost enough to go around  :)

Those crappie are fantastic eating as well.
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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2005, 02:49:28 PM »
sunfish?
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