Official Fishing Thread. Just a bunch of outdoorsy ballers.

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by * J Y *, May 26, 2010.

  1. Greybeard

    Greybeard Livin' the dream.

    Thanks! Good friend of mine has permission to fish this lake, brings me along. He's lived in a bunch of places, and says these are big crappies so I take his word for it. I'm not as well versed as he is, my fishing has mainly been bluegill, small panfish, and small bass. It's a really nice little spot. He takes a few home each time we go, his wife loves them.
     
  2. Owsley

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  3. Owsley

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    If you eat fish, crappie is about as good as it gets freshwater wise. Give it a light dusting then drop it in hot oil for just long enough to brown. Hit it with some lemon juice and old bay right after it gets out. Hot damn.
     
  4. Greybeard

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    I'll have to bring one or two home next time. Thanks for the tip! My wild fish eating was/is mainly fluke and striped bass...
     
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  5. Owsley

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    I mean, fluke and striped bass are both phenomenal. Crappie and catfish are honestly the only true freshwater fish I eat. That would probably change if I had access to fresh walleye, but alas…
     
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  6. Daddy Rabbit

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    I keep every crappie I can up to size and creel limits. They ain't going to waste between me and my buddies. I got a good bit in my freezer now. Mostly filets, but got several scaled, gutted, and cut the head off. My dad and I like frying them like that too.

    I'm hoping to have a good fall fishing. Planning to not let football + partying/drinking rule my weekends for once in my life.
     
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  7. HOOSINSC

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    holy fuck that’s a giant freshwater drum. is that in TN or KY somewhere?
     
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  8. Owsley

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    Tennessee
     
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  9. poor paul

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    this is 100% the correct way to cook crappie and panfish

    crappie and walleye are the two best freshwater fish, everything else is suspect.
     
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  10. Daddy Rabbit

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    My palate stretches deeper than that. I ain't afraid to bring largemouth home to fry. Pretty white filets.I ain't taking enough out of the lake to put a dent in them.

    But then again your pinky up ass has all that saltwater fish to munch on. :awesomeface:
     
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  11. Daddy Rabbit

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    Speaking of frying stuff, something happened to the price of frog legs after Jan 2017. They went ridiculous high. Tariffs on China I guess.We ain't cooked none in forever. Need to go looking for some again in the stores or ponds one.
     
  12. poor paul

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    I won't deny it. saltwater fish is where it's at, mostly. although I love a slab fried right.
     
  13. poor paul

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    I had grouper for supper tonight guys.
     
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  14. Owsley

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    I’ve eaten plenty of largemouth. My best friends dad practically paid us to cull anything under 2lbs from their ponds every summer, which wound up as a pretty substantial fry. It’s good, but definitely a tier below the better freshwater fish, and two below the saltwater.
     
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  15. Owsley

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    Save me the throats.
     
  16. poor paul

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    cheeks are the best, but I feel you roasted or fried throat/collar is the guide's best friend.
     
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  17. Emma

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    Lake perch
     
  18. Owsley

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    Same as yellow perch?
     
  19. Emma

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    Si

    Yellow perch at a good Wisconsin supper club is to die for
     
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  20. poor paul

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    I've eaten a shit ton of largemouth and farm raised catfish. I'd eat either tomorrow if I'm at a family fish fry.

    that said, crappie and walleye are a tier above, and then there's saltwater fish.
     
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  21. poor paul

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    I'm not familiar with all northern fish, I have to admit.
     
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  22. Owsley

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    I remember reading about traditional Door County fish boils as a kid. Hopefully I’ll experience it some day.
     
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  23. poor paul

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    when it comes to saltwater fish it's:

    1. mangrove (gray) snapper.
     
  24. Emma

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    Walleye is the probably best.
    Fresh and not frozen pike is good if the person knows what they're doing. Hard fillet.
    A shore dinner of native trout just minutes after catching is wonderful.
    White bass is okay, it's a big staple around most rivers in Wisconsin, not a big fan.
    My neighbor does catfish up to perfection. Only time I've enjoyed catfish.
    Bluegill and salmon are good stuff too.

    Hatchery and stocked trout, carp, bowfin, sturgeon, smallmouth, rockbass, shad, most hot and shallow lake summer fish, or any long lived fish are all bad.
     
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  25. Owsley

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    Smoked shad and smoked shad row are delicious imo
     
  26. poor paul

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    this thread has reminded me over the last few months how many freshwater fisherman there are.
     
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  27. Emma

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    Door County is right up your alley of all things. I think you'd be in heaven.
     
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  28. poor paul

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    I will raise you smoked mullet dip.
     
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  29. Owsley

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    Grew up vacationing on Ono Island, AL and we’d always drive to The Point in Innerarity Point, FL one night. Day fresh mullet smoked or fried. Dip, backbones, and roe too.
     
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  30. poor paul

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    I grew up throwing the cast net on mullet before we caught our sport fish. smoke the mullet, make fish dip, as we fillet eat, or package the sport fish
     
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  31. Owsley

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    Yup. Learned to throw a cast net for mullet and shrimp back then. We never had a boat which made getting mullet from the dock a major challenge. Virtually impossible wading.
     
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  32. Emma

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    I'm moving to Denver in a week and a half, has me sad and happy at the same time. It looks like my days of fly fishing the Driftless region are severely number, but my days of fishing the Rockies have just started.

    Hate the fact that I will have to contend with busy stretches of streams and rivers from now on, though. Sounds like it is mostly shoulder to shoulder there.

    The majority of days, you could walk miles before you run into someone else on the streams on the Driftless region.
     
  33. poor paul

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    my uncle was a guide, so I learned off the bow of a 21' flats boat.

    or stalking them wading.
     
  34. poor paul

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    first of all, you're moving to an awesome area outside of fishing.

    you'll figure the other stuff out.
     
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  35. Cornfed Buffalo

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  36. billdozer

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    I'm one of the accidental micro fishers.
     
  37. billdozer

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    Nothing quite like setting the hook and watching the fish fly over your head.
     
  38. High Cotton

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    Redeye Bass has become big the last few years, brook trout of the south.
     
  39. HoosDaMan

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    Watched a guy fish a couple rivers in the Ozarks and the trout were beautiful.
     
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  40. RJF-GUMP

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    I eat tons of redfish, speckled trout, and flounder because that's mostly what I catch here. I don't think catfish is getting enough love in here. Fried catfish is so damn good.
     
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  41. Cornfed Buffalo

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  42. Cornfed Buffalo

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    Papa put some new line on his pole and he ripped some lips

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  43. HoosDaMan

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    Miliken guy on the YouTube says that all the time.
     
  44. Greybeard

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    Guilty, lol... World's smallest perch.
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  45. HOOSINSC

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    there are some areas that don’t get hit too hard. when i was there in 2014 i found a spot on the middle fork of the south platte called Tomahawk Wildlife area. i never saw any there except bird hunters. spooked a few 2’ rainbows and saw some kokane. also the carp in reservoirs and public ponds are worth some time.
     
  46. Owsley

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    Theres some good reservoir pike fishing too.
     
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  47. HOOSINSC

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    man, i never got any pike. not that i was trying to
     
  48. Daddy Rabbit

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    Took the youngin' over to BIGASSTITTIES 's place to swim with his kids. Figured I'd bring this week's catch as well with some taters and patty pan squash.

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  49. The Milkman

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    North Fork Coeur D’Alene. Hiking to good spots is pretty brutal but rewarding.
     

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  50. Emma

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