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Re: Could be time!
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2019, 07:22:35 PM »
Sweet catch

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Re: Could be time!
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2019, 10:44:09 PM »
5-7" at Chodikee. Slow, nobody catching, one bluegill. Anybody check Sturgeon Pool or Creek Locks Rd?

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Re: Could be time!
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2019, 11:30:52 AM »
Three yummy yellows and a gill this morning. Hopefully this rain will beat down this layer of thick snow to make for better walking conditions...

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Re: Could be time!
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2019, 02:38:18 PM »
This works great and you donít have to worry about bones.

This recipe is from "The Hunting & Fishing Library". I've used it for many years and makes delicious pickled pickerel

All types of freshwater gamefish can be pickled. Remove the heavy rib bones. If you wish, remove the skin and lateral line. Small bones can be retained because they soften in the pickling process and can be easily eaten. Cut fish into bite sized chunks, 1 to 1 1/2 inches.

Use high-quality soft water in the brine solution. Use bottled water if necessary. The brine calls for pickling salt, not table salt. Use a good quality, distilled white vinegar, with at least 5% acetic acid content. Vinegar slows spoilage. White onion and pimiento slices in the jars add flavor and color.

Brine Solution:

1 cup pickling salt
6 cups water
1 to 1 1/2 pounds fish fillets, cut into 1-inch chunks

In a glass container, combine pickling salt and water, stirring until salt dissolves. Add fish

Pickling Solution

1/2 cup granulated or packed brown sugar
1/2 cup distilled water
1 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pickling spices
2 to 4 cloves
Mix all ingredients; heat to boiling. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool to 160 to 180 degrees before pouring over fish.

How to pickle fish:

Place fish in the brine solution. Cover and refrigerate 12 hours. Remove; rinse in cold water and place in a glass container / bowl.

Cover fish with white vinegar and refrigerate 12 hours. Discard the vinegar, rinse the fish with cold water, and put into pickling jars.

Pour the cooled pickling solution into the jars, covering the fish completely. Seal the jars. Refrigerate for 5 days before eating.

Stir fish or shake jars once during the five days for good saturation. Store the unstrained fish in the refrigerator no longer than 4 weeks.

Serve the pickled fish as an appetizer, snack or salad. Drain the chunks and blot thoroughly with paper towels to remove excess liquid. Keep fish covered and refrigerated in the pickling solution until serving time.

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Re: Could be time!
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2019, 05:05:27 PM »
Could not get on Chodikee.

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Re: Could be time!
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2019, 09:35:02 PM »
Got sprayed by the skunk real bad today on Upton, lucky for Dave he escaped with a last-minute yellow perch! Not a flag and didn't mark a fish all day. 7" ice but geese have the left side back bay open.

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Re: Could be time!
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2019, 12:08:13 AM »
One gill each for my friend and I tonight. Hopefully the bite turns on soon.

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Re: Could be time!
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2019, 09:09:41 AM »
Had a small window of action this morning where I got seven small gills in span of ten minutes out of the two hours I was there. Many lookers but few takers.

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Re: Could be time!
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2019, 11:05:24 AM »
Planning on hitting the hardwater saturday on Yankee Lake for the first time in a few years, and the first time jigging for panfish.  Any tips for jigs? 

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Re: Could be time!
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2019, 03:53:45 PM »
I like small teardrop jigs, especially glow-in-the-dark ones.

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Re: Could be time!
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2019, 06:15:23 PM »
thank you! hoping for a few for the fryer

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Re: Could be time!
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2019, 10:01:33 PM »
High pressure is moving in for the next bunch of days and I found some active gills tonight. Couldn't set up the shanty since it kept blowing away lol. Roughed it outside till 730 pm, managed three gills and had missed many since it was hard to detect bites in the wind.

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Re: Could be time!
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2019, 06:10:16 AM »
standing out on the ice in this weather for blue gills no less. lol.  Your are hard core Geno.
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Re: Could be time!
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2019, 09:06:39 PM »
Lol I try Ron, as they say a fishing trip a day keeps the doctor away.

My friend and I got five gills and 2 surprise golden shiners tonight. I wonder how they taste lol, they were about 9 inches.

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Re: Could be time!
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2019, 07:58:21 PM »
9 gills tonight. Still very finicky.

 


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