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Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy PowerDork
8/7/18 9:24 p.m.
Furious_E said:

Thanks, but I was just very careful not to include anything for scale in the pic cheeky. You've got a very nice looking fish there as well. 

You think that, but I was judging size based on the Panther Martin hanging out of its mouth. Given the apparent flow rate and depth of the water, I guessed you were using a size 4 at most.

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
8/25/18 10:29 a.m.

Has anyone ever eaten suckers? We catch redbreast and redeye bass in the creek. I might try frying up some redbreast tonight. But the creek is also full of big suckers. Some folks say they’re too bony to fool with. Others say if you cut little slices every 1/4” or so in the fillets and deep-fry them, the little pin bones liquify.

mtn
mtn MegaDork
8/25/18 10:43 a.m.
poopshovel again said:

Has anyone ever eaten suckers? We catch redbreast and redeye bass in the creek. I might try frying up some redbreast tonight. But the creek is also full of big suckers. Some folks say they’re too bony to fool with. Others say if you cut little slices every 1/4” or so in the fillets and deep-fry them, the little pin bones liquify.

Assuming it is the same fish, my grandmother used to have my uncle go get them when they were "running". I don't know what running they did, but apparently they were abundant at a certain point of a creek that was easy for my uncle to get to for about 3 weeks out of the year. He'd actually gig them. 


Grandmother grew up dirt poor on a tobacco farm, and though her husband was a doctor, he'd passed away by this point and they were pretty close to broke. So take that for what it is worth, but they said that it was good when fried in lard in a cast iron skillet. 

 

EDIT: This was in southern Indiana. 

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy PowerDork
8/25/18 7:02 p.m.

I put my brother-in-law on his first salt water fish: a flounder.

Furious_E
Furious_E SuperDork
8/26/18 11:42 a.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy :

Nice fish! Where did he catch it at?

While not my first saltwater fish, I caught my first in the surf this morning, a nice little ~10" Mullet. I'll post pics later. 

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy PowerDork
8/26/18 1:58 p.m.

We got it in Jink's Creek, not far from the inlet between Ocean Isle and Sunset Beach.

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
8/26/18 2:04 p.m.

Not enough to make a sandwich, but these little redeye put up a fight! Caught this morning on a beetle-spin and crickhopper.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy PowerDork
8/29/18 8:35 p.m.

I want to catch some Redeye myself- they look like they would be a blast on ultralight tackle.

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
8/30/18 6:42 a.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy :

They really are! Sadly, the two in the pics are probably the smallest I’ve caught. Further up the creek I’ve caught them around 12-13” but I hate to take my phone with me as the rocks are slippery, and I’ve dunked myself more times than I’d like to admit.

Spawning males are BEAUTIFUL, with bright turquoise streaks on the head. Rebel craws and beetle-spins seem to work really well.

Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
8/30/18 12:17 p.m.

I'm heading up to Wisconsin to fish next weekend.   A buddy's family owns 80 acres and we have a large lake all to ourselves---- no other homes on the lake.  It's way up, North of Minocqua, and it's paradise.   Hopefully we'll catch fish, but even if we don't, it will be a great time! 

cdowd
cdowd Dork
8/30/18 7:38 p.m.

My son caught this king salmon out of Sooke near Victoria BC.  We are visiting as my son will be attending university of Victoria this fall.

cdowd
cdowd Dork
8/30/18 7:39 p.m.

That lead to these

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy PowerDork
9/1/18 2:44 p.m.

My plans for the day are shot. I guess I could be productive around the house for a while, so that if the weather is good after work this week I can try to get out then.

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
9/1/18 4:37 p.m.

Off to fish for walleye tomorrow morning. Bought $70 worth of tackle and worms that I am pretty sure will get sacrificed to the rocks. The restaurant we fish in front of serves a very generous walleye platter with fries and coleslaw for $16 dollars. Not sure what I should think about this?

 

By the way...fishing in the mouth of the sarnia river is cool cause of the giant ships that go by very close.

 

Pete

Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
9/11/18 3:32 p.m.

Well, I just returned from my Wisconsin fishing trip------- and success!   I caught my first Musky--- a 41" beast on 8 lb. test with no leader!   Yes, yes, I was lucky to get him in the boat!   Catch and release--- after 10 min of resting he was fine, and swam off.   Cleared the water twice, and put on a hell of a fight!  Not a day I'll forget anytime soon!  

 

Mr. Lee
Mr. Lee UberDork
9/11/18 11:57 p.m.

Bad ass man!

 

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
9/29/18 7:53 p.m.

Holy poop.  Yesterday me and some buddies were on lake Washington by Mankato. We limited out on walleye.  18 walleye in the box. Biggest was 23” my biggest was 18.5.  First time catching walleye. 

So go visit Walt’s bait and tackle in saint Peter. He knows the business. 

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