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fishing user avatarOregon Native reply : 

Was prefishing yesterday for a tourney and first thing in the morning caught a very nice walleye.  Now usually the last thing I want to do is keep a fish for dinner but my inside voice was saying my wife would really really like some walleye.  Hardly ever bring one home as I don't care to clean fish after a day on the water but....I did it....points....got lots of points.

 

:)

 


fishing user avatarTurkey sandwich reply : 

I generally feel the same way, but I do make a few exceptions.  I'll generally take legal walleye, 1-2 stocked trout, and a few bass and panfish over the course of a year.  The only fish I'll actually go out of my way to take are walleye and perch.  Anything else that I'm taking is generally a fish that I know isn't likely to survive.  

 

To me, it's kind of a catch 22.  I don't like taking most game fish for all of the obvious conservation reasons, but do enjoy eating fish and hate everything about how most fish farms are run.  (To everyone not familiar, think everything about the worst industrial farms, only much, much worse) 


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 

If I'm keeping fish, it's for someone else. Can't stand the taste unfortunately. 


fishing user avatarDSTN reply : 

Good work, one can never have too many points.


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 

I'll keep a few for chow each season. Some trips are designated 'meat runs' while other times I'll get some spur of the moment  by-catch which are kept for consumption.  Always eat them fresh & never freeze any.   Been doing that way for longer than I'd be willing to admit.

  My favorites include walleye, pike, & trout.  If I'm feeling froggy and feel like being 'fillet man' - I'll do a panfish day.  Perch, Crappie and probably my all time favorite for the table - Bluegill - that sweet meat is addicting. 

  A few of the state parks here have very nice fish cleaning stations available with overhead lights & running water.  Extremely convenient - just have to have the gas left at the end of the day (or night) to want to do it.   

   Otherwise, since I do prefer to carve them up outside, I set up a small cleaning station out back with a fillet table & a hose.  Always need to ensure I leave no scraps around as that will invariably attract in much of the local varmint kong - which is undesirable at best. 

 Finally - when I do bring home a stringer, I always ensure there's a few 'extra' for the dogs.  Besides being a very good supplement to their daily chow - I love how they lose their canine minds once they realize they are getting some. 

:smiley:

A-Jay


fishing user avatarGundog reply : 

I really should keep perch. We have so many lakes in my area that have an over abundance of perch that the Fish & Boat Commish requested a draw-down on one lake during the spawn to reduce the numbers of them. 


fishing user avatarBass_Fishing_Socal reply : 

Yup gotta make the wife happy once in awhile lol. 


fishing user avatarsoflabasser reply : 

I would keep a walleye as well if I lived up north and it came from clean waters. I love eating fish, especially saltwater fish such as hogfish, yellow jack, cobia, mahi-mahi, etc.


fishing user avatarOregon Native reply : 

OMG....did it disappear...

On a side note....had a friend in the boat and he said if you boiled spotted bass in 7up it's like eating lobster!!!!  I may....just may have to try this one.


fishing user avatarsoflabasser reply : 
  On 12/3/2017 at 9:25 PM, Oregon Native said:

had a friend in the boat and he said if you boiled spotted bass in 7up it's like eating lobster!!!!  I may....just may have to try this one.

I have to give credit to your friend for his creativity but I will stick to catching my own lobsters and eating them.


fishing user avatarGundog reply : 
  On 12/3/2017 at 9:25 PM, Oregon Native said:

OMG....did it disappear...

On a side note....had a friend in the boat and he said if you boiled spotted bass in 7up it's like eating lobster!!!!  I may....just may have to try this one.

I'd get better friends. That don't sound tasty to me. 7up is basically carbonated sugar water. But let us know how it was when you get out of the hospital. :P


fishing user avatarN Florida Mike reply : 

I'm the biggest fish eater in the family. I dont care if its bone-in or filets. The rest of my immediate family like filets only , except my wife does love bone- in catfish. So I make sure there's a good supply of filets or catfish so I dont get " that look " from the wife.

I meat fish for a variety of fresh and saltwater fish. The only fish I throw back with any consistency are bass. But Ive kept 147 of them this year out of the lake since there are too many small bass. I keep the 12-15 inch fish and the rest are released. Bass are good fileted but to me the skin gives them a muddy taste with the bones .


fishing user avatarTnRiver46 reply : 

Boiling fish in 7up in indeed delicious 


fishing user avatarTurkey sandwich reply : 
  On 12/2/2017 at 11:18 PM, Gundog said:

I really should keep perch. We have so many lakes in my area that have an over abundance of perch that the Fish & Boat Commish requested a draw-down on one lake during the spawn to reduce the numbers of them. 

which lake?

 


fishing user avatarOregon Native reply : 
  On 12/4/2017 at 11:22 AM, TnRiver46 said:

Boiling fish in 7up in indeed delicious 

Hmmmmmm......So it's  true???  May have to try land get a couple spots out of Norris.  I tried spots many years ago out of Shasta and they weren't bad.  When it comes to chasing fish it's mostly been perch for a food fish.  Or some saltwater variety's.


fishing user avatarTnRiver46 reply : 
  On 12/4/2017 at 7:54 PM, Oregon Native said:

Hmmmmmm......So it's  true???  May have to try land get a couple spots out of Norris.  I tried spots many years ago out of Shasta and they weren't bad.  When it comes to chasing fish it's mostly been perch for a food fish.  Or some saltwater variety's.

I have only done it with striped bass but it should work with a spotted bass. A smaller fish might fall apart when boiled though, so you might try to get a spot at least 1.5 pounds. Any smaller than that and spots are great deep fried. The boiling tactic seems better for big thick flaky chunks, Striper is even better boiled in water with old bay seasoning and dipped in melted butter


fishing user avatarGundog reply : 
  On 12/4/2017 at 5:50 PM, Turkey sandwich said:

which lake?

 

Tuscarora Lake. It was a big deal here. Lots of people upset that they drew it down so much and at that time of year.


fishing user avatarTurkey sandwich reply : 

I had no idea.  


fishing user avatarBass_Fishing_Socal reply : 
  On 12/4/2017 at 9:10 PM, TnRiver46 said:

I have only done it with striped bass but it should work with a spotted bass. A smaller fish might fall apart when boiled though, so you might try to get a spot at least 1.5 pounds. Any smaller than that and spots are great deep fried. The boiling tactic seems better for big thick flaky chunks, Striper is even better boiled in water with old bay seasoning and dipped in melted butter

Mostly the fish I caught and eat would be saltwater fish like halibut, calico, snappers and cods, for fresh water would be striper and white meat trout. Maybe I try that boiled striper next time.

here the way my wife cook bass, the last time I killed one.

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she steamed  the whole fish, clean and gutted of course, with all kind of herbs and top with spicy and sour sauce. Don't ask me how it tasted I wouldn't know but she begs for more bass.


fishing user avatarOregon Native reply : 
  On 12/5/2017 at 4:54 PM, JustJames said:

Mostly the fish I caught and eat would be saltwater fish like halibut, calico, snappers and cods, for fresh water would be striper and white meat trout. Maybe I try that boiled striper next time.

here the way my wife cook bass, the last time I killed one.

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she steamed  the whole fish, clean and gutted of course, with all kind of herbs and top with spicy and sour sauce. Don't ask me how it tasted I wouldn't know but she begs for more bass.

Oh my....fancy.  Have a buddy that catches tons of white bass for his friends at work....they do this fancy stuff too I think.  It's against the law to bring white's in my boat....yup.....all they do is fin ya and poop everywhere!!!!


fishing user avatarscaleface reply : 

I'm kind of weird I guess but I dont mind filleting fish and walleye are the easiest and mighty tasty . If walleye were more plentiful here I would target them more than bass . My preferred fish for  eating are walleye/sauger , crappie , bluegill and black bass .


fishing user avatarSteveo-1969 reply : 
  On 12/5/2017 at 4:54 PM, JustJames said:

 

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Apologies to @JustJames and your wife, but that looks like something contestants on the show Fear Factor would have to eat!!!!


fishing user avatarPro Logcatcher reply : 

I usually keep trout and sometimes a couple gut hooked bass. Gut them and cook them in their skins whole!


fishing user avatarBass_Fishing_Socal reply : 
  On 12/5/2017 at 11:44 PM, Steveo-1969 said:

Apologies to @JustJames and your wife, but that looks like something contestants on the show Fear Factor would have to eat!!!!

No offense taken man. That is how those asians eat their fish ???? , for US white prefer fillet pure white/red fish LOL. 


fishing user avatarTOXIC reply : 

We can't catch Walleye consistently here in my part of Virginia but if we get on a Walleye bite when we are on St Clair in Michigan, they go in the well.  My family does love crappie (Broiled, Grilled or Fried) so I have to meat fish this time of year when they are big and healthy.  

 

I can even get my daughter out when I am on some good Crappie!!  

 

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fishing user avatarOregon Native reply : 

Love my kids and now grandkids in boat




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