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#1 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 06, 2016 - 03:25 PM

Bought my Out of state WV hunting license and hitting the freshly stocked trout at Curtisville lake tonight!  It's about darn time!

 

Hopefully have some pictures to post.  This year no fishing through the ice!


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Posted January 06, 2016 - 03:36 PM

Good luck, nothing like fresh caught fish for dinner!!


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Posted January 06, 2016 - 04:03 PM

There's 18-20" of ice over my favourite fishing spot, so I'll be out there soon. Walleye, perch, burbot and Jack ( read Great Northern Pike) for the taking. Pike get a bad rap up here, are called everything from "snake" to "slough shark". Little ones, under two feet long are "hammer handles". No respect!
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Posted January 06, 2016 - 04:14 PM

There's 18-20" of ice over my favourite fishing spot, so I'll be out there soon. Walleye, perch, burbot and Jack ( read Great Northern Pike) for the taking. Pike get a bad rap up here, are called everything from "snake" to "slough shark". Little ones, under two feet long are "hammer handles". No respect!


At least you can still fish for Walleye, they are pretty much fished out here. It's even hard to catch Perch nowdays. I've always liked fishing for pike, nothing else gets as big around here. There's nothing like staring down a 4 foot fish with lots of very sharp teeth.

As for respect. Ducks, Muskrats, small beavers, and smaller fish are all tasty treats for a big Pike. And be careful about tangling your toes off the pier at night.

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Posted January 06, 2016 - 04:22 PM

Bought my Out of state WV hunting license and hitting the freshly stocked trout at Curtisville lake tonight!  It's about darn time!

 

Hopefully have some pictures to post.  This year no fishing through the ice!

Hunting license to go after trout?


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Posted January 06, 2016 - 04:27 PM

There's 18-20" of ice over my favourite fishing spot, so I'll be out there soon. Walleye, perch, burbot and Jack ( read Great Northern Pike) for the taking. Pike get a bad rap up here, are called everything from "snake" to "slough shark". Little ones, under two feet long are "hammer handles". No respect!

The reason a lot of people don't like the Pike is the small Y bones.  If they know how to fillet them, no problem.  If they don't still no problem.  Grind the meat up Y bones and all, 1/2 as much ground potatoes as meat, 1/2 as much ground onions as potatoes.  Mix it all together and make a nice sized patty.  Fry in a pan with a good 1/2" of oil.  2 slices of buttered bread and you have one of the best sandwiches you could ever ask for.  Can to the same with Carp or Buffalo.


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Posted January 06, 2016 - 04:44 PM

The Y bones can be a pain for sure, but I do know how to fillet them. In my book the best way to eat a Jack is smoked over punky poplar or birch. Nothing beats catching those big guys, summer or winter, but I usually let them go again. It can be a real challenge getting a 27 lb. fish turned under the ice and then out of an 8" hole, but it can be done, lol. That's a good recipe for fish patties too. I generally add an egg or two to help hold it all together and season with lemon pepper. Yumee!
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Posted January 06, 2016 - 06:04 PM

Meant fishing license. But anyway. One grout was caught not by me. Didn't stay very long. About an hour. I had a couple hits but missed out
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Posted January 06, 2016 - 06:35 PM

Oopsie

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Posted January 06, 2016 - 06:37 PM

The reason a lot of people don't like the Pike is the small Y bones.  If they know how to fillet them, no problem.  If they don't still no problem.  Grind the meat up Y bones and all, 1/2 as much ground potatoes as meat, 1/2 as much ground onions as potatoes.  Mix it all together and make a nice sized patty.  Fry in a pan with a good 1/2" of oil.  2 slices of buttered bread and you have one of the best sandwiches you could ever ask for.  Can to the same with Carp or Buffalo.

Mom would have adored you, she was the biggest fan of pike I ever knew.
And I wish could pass on the recipe.
I'm also a big fan of Buffalo too.

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Posted January 06, 2016 - 08:49 PM

Hopefully i'll be out on the ice soon. It got cold then started warmin up. Sposed to be mid 10's this next week. Heres hopin



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Posted January 06, 2016 - 09:10 PM

What ice, none here yet. No smelt shacks out yet, or for a long time. If they ever go out, have to be off the ice by the middle of March here. Short season. Use to be, shacks were out by now years ago.

Noel

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Posted January 06, 2016 - 10:43 PM

Chopperhed, ever use live duck for bait for those big muskies? Might be tough hitting the target when casting it out there. Probably need to add some weight, but not enough to make it sink. I don't think a duck walking around the bottom of a lake would look all that natural to a muskie. Would take some trial and error to get it right I think.

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Posted January 07, 2016 - 12:43 AM

This sounds like a fishing story, but------- I have seen big Jacks taking "flapper" ducklings off the water, and when I was a kid in Kenora Ont. a big muskie washed up on shore with the remains of a baby white tail fawn stuck in its throat. I don't think it was a hoax, the whole stinking mess was pretty putrid and we found it out on an island in the lake, not where someone would have left it if they were looking for publicity. Aggressive Jacks and muskie are nothing to fool with.

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Posted January 07, 2016 - 12:44 AM

 

freshly stocked trout at Curtisville lake tonight!  It's about darn time!

 

Rub it in. You'd need a jack hammer to fish any of the lakes around here. I prefer fishing soft water myself. And Northern Pike, not in my boat. Those slime rockets don't come in my boat unless there is not other way to get them off the hook.  :(


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