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Title: caught supper today
Post by: laffs on March 05, 2011, 09:48:37 PM
went down to the ice shack this morning first fish was a 4lb smallmouth i put him back for later.
then i picked up this 16" brook trout, he went home with me
caught the 2 pickerel and left them on the ice for the eagles
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20987/2967/001.JPG)
this is where i spend a lot of time because the snow is to deep
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sit in the shake play some cribbage and wait for th fish
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Title: Re: caught supper today
Post by: CX3 on March 05, 2011, 09:57:16 PM
Cool pics.  I bet that little stove will flat run you outta that shack
Title: Re: caught supper today
Post by: Mooseherder on March 05, 2011, 10:03:18 PM
Looks like fun. :)
Nice Jeep also.
Title: Re: caught supper today
Post by: Tom on March 05, 2011, 10:13:00 PM
Pickeral like that caught here in Florida (Redfin and Chain Pickeral) are choice fare.  They don't get big, but they sure are good.  There is a trick to getting the long bones out of the fillets.  I don't know what it is and just eat around them.  :D
Title: Re: caught supper today
Post by: laffs on March 05, 2011, 10:24:42 PM
the stove i made from an old gas grill i only have to run one side of the burner, the shack is 6'x6'

the pickerel have to many bones for me, ive heard something about soaking them in milk? and some take the big bones out then run the rest through one of those hand crank meat grinders and make fish patties
Title: Re: caught supper today
Post by: Tom on March 05, 2011, 10:30:07 PM
Oooooee-e-e-e!   I'll bet they'd make some fine Salmon Croquets.  ;D
Title: Re: caught supper today
Post by: laffs on March 05, 2011, 10:33:15 PM
heres some fishermen coming in by plane
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Title: Re: caught supper today
Post by: Woodhauler on March 06, 2011, 08:00:53 AM
Brent that on Etna pond?
Title: Re: caught supper today
Post by: fishpharmer on March 06, 2011, 08:12:30 AM
Laffs, nice pics! How thick is the ice under your shack?

Love the looks of those Brook Trout.  Someday, maybe, I'll catch one.

What do you use for bait?

Title: Re: caught supper today
Post by: doctorb on March 06, 2011, 08:54:37 AM
Love it!  A nice day!
Title: Re: caught supper today
Post by: laffs on March 06, 2011, 10:12:34 AM
yep Ron etna pond lots of people fishing it this year
 
James the ice is about 2ft thick right now, neighbor has been catching some redfin shinners and a few suckers. we lost about 6" of snow over night and its gonna rain some more this week so its gonna get slushy by the end of the week.

spring is gonna happen, i had my doubts. its terrible when you look forward to mud season.
Title: Re: caught supper today
Post by: treefarmer87 on March 06, 2011, 06:41:23 PM
we have those pickerel in our lake on the farm
Title: Re: caught supper today
Post by: gunman63 on March 23, 2011, 07:53:22 PM
we pickle  pike that size , and that  gets rid of all the  bones.
Title: Re: caught supper today
Post by: fishpharmer on March 25, 2011, 08:09:32 AM
we pickle  pike that size , and that  gets rid of all the  bones.

That begs for a ryhme..... we pickled a pint of pike from the dike....  ;D or something like that? ???

I would be interested in your pickling recipe.
Title: Re: caught supper today
Post by: Sparty on March 25, 2011, 09:38:31 AM
Pike and pickeral are very good to eat and not too hard to fillet:
Set the fish on its belly. A couple inches behind its head, cut straight down to the backbone and follow it back to the adipose fin (that little one in front of the tail).  This fillet essentially cuts the top of the pike's back off.  There will be a thin line of cartalige down the middle of this fillet.  Cut it out and you have 2 tenderloin fillets from the back.  Now, feel along the back of the pike where you just took off the first cut.  Just outside of the backbone you will feel lines of bones.  These are the Y bones that everyone hates in pike.  Start your cuts for the side fillets just outside of the Y bones.  These will look like traditional fillets from the sides of the fish.  You should end up with 4 fillets (2 narrow ones from the back, and 2 from the sides)The Y bones will be left in the carcass next to the backbone.  This probably sounds harder than it is, but try it a few times and you will wonder why you ever threw one back.
Title: Re: caught supper today
Post by: gunman63 on March 28, 2011, 03:30:53 PM
we pickle  pike that size , and that  gets rid of all the  bones.

That begs for a ryhme..... we pickled a pint of pike from the dike....  ;D or something like that? ???

I would be interested in your pickling recipe.

I'll see if i can find it  for ya.