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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by jtakeman, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Hey gang, How's summer going?

    Here's a fish I got while taking a vacation day with my son. Pictures a little off, Wrong setting on the camera. (Yes, that's white hair in my stash and on my chin!)

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    And some others are in my album, We have been getting out as much as possible! Were enjoying the new boat!
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    http://s827.photobucket.com/albums/zz196/jtakeman/Fish/
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  2. Eatonpcat

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    Nice catch...Good to see you're using that new boat!

    Did you have the wife swim out to take that picture??;)
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  3. Ncountry

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    Nice fish.It is always a great day on the water if it's with you kids .
  4. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    A lake we fish has nature trails. We drop her and the dog off while we go off fishing. She enjoys their walks and a little beach area much more than fishing. My son and I pretty much hog the whole boat once we're on the water. Probably safer for her on land! If you've seen my driving you'd know what I mean! :p
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  5. Jags

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    Nice large mouth. Guessing 'bout 3.5 to 4 pounds?
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    the post for your seat is hidden by your leg...makes it look like you're sitting in the air, or you've been super-imposed....pretty cool trick.
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  7. Eatonpcat

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    Maybe there is no seat and Jay's break dancin' while he's fishing?
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  8. ScotO

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    Some people see a 4-5 pound bass.....I see two nice fillets for the skillet! Looks like a great time, made even better because of your son being with you..
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  9. Jags

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    Ewwww - you actually eat large mouth?;sick
    I'll save room for the walleye.
  10. ScotO

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    Only if it's caught out of a cold water lake. Bass or musky fillets, a little bit of Old Bay seasoning and some malt vinegar.....MMMMMM.. Trust me, any legal length walleyes caught are prized fillets too, but I think the yellow perch is the best tasting freshwater fish, hands down.....
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  11. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm with you all the way, up until the bass fillets. Ewwwww.
    (gonna fish for perch this weekend.==c)
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  12. ScotO

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    you think that's bad, I have a redneck buddy at work (I mean HARDCORE redneck) who swears that his favorite fish (get ready for this) is canned sucker! He catches them in the spawning season in cold springwater creeks, and cans them for year round use. Bones and all. Makes fishcakes out of 'em, I refuse to try them but he swears by 'em! :confused:
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    Very nice bass! I, like Scotty also eat largemouth bass. I've got a pond that I fish that is full of 12 - 13" fish. I'll take a few here & there to bring home for the skillet. Personal favorite: bluegill & crappie. Tried long nosed gar for the first time last year & it's very good! Just because certain fish are deemed "trash fish" doesn't make them bad eating. I've heard sucker is some of the whitest meat you can get on a fish. Only fish that I didn't like & tried was common carp. Yuck!
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  14. Jags

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    Believe it or not, but I actually LOVE pickled sucker. It is a very clean firm white flesh. (when you pickle them, the bones are dissolved).
    Smoked carp is pretty darned tasty too.
  15. ScotO

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    And to think, all these years, I've been throwing this huge white suckers we catch from the spring fed run by our house back into the creek. DAMMIT! I'll give it a try sometime.
  16. Jags

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    No joke, you should. You will turn your nose up at pickled herring after that. The colder the water, the better. The fish are usually taken after ice out for this.
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  17. smoke show

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    No license needed for sucker fishing here. Only run for a short time in the spring for spawning. Its my kinda fishing, drop the net and pull up dozens of fish. On the right day you could fill up all your pails in no time. Next spring I'll have to get some pics and video of the festivities. We used to bring 5 gallon pails full to grandma for pickling.
    Its a delicacy for some. ;)
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    i dunno if I could eat something called a "sucker" or a "crappie"....you fisher-persons are an odd lot. I mean that in the nicest way.
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    For you, Delta, we will rename it Croppy. Does that help?
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  20. jtakeman

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    Around here, The lakes get too hot for the bass. We stick to eating the cold water fish or sea critters. My son just caught one that made mine look punny! 23" long x17" girth. An absolute toad!! We'll get a fiberglass repo of it. She was free to swim another day!

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  21. DexterDay

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    Nice Jay.... Nice Bass (you and the kid)....

    Im gonna agree to disagree on the canned sucker. But will agree that Perch is the best tasting fish out there.. Ummmmm... I know what I am eating Friday!!
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    Nice fish! Lucky kid, gets to fish all summer!
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  23. Jags

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    Whoa, that is a fatty. Nice fish.
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  24. jtakeman

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    Thanks bud, I kinda promised him we'd work really hard to get him the big one for his wall space this year! I'm just relieved we did it! Now we both have them.
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    I lived in Wisconsin for awhile, sampled smoked crap, I mean carp, and can only say one thing. Spoken like a true FIB. :)

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