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N454casullN454casull MemberPosts: 647 Senior Member
We kept 13. I don’t know how many total we caught. Also put a bunch of Shad and Smallies on the boat didn’t keep any of them. 
Headed back up river. 

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,638 Senior Member
    Nice mess of fish...like walleye a lot...probably because they're a big perch!
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,751 Senior Member
    Good looking Dinner.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,255 Senior Member
    Best eating' fish in the world!!
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,700 Senior Member
    Big Al1 said:
    Best eating' fish in the world!!
    Fresh water fish for sure
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  • 2Aman2Aman Member Posts: 332 Member
    Diver43 said:
    Big Al1 said:
    Best eating' fish in the world!!
    Fresh water fish for sure
    Agreed, my favorite saltwater fish to eat is a toss up between mangrove snapper or hogfish. Nothing in a super hot skillet but butter a touch of pepper. Delicious!!
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,962 Senior Member
    Folks don't seem to eat hog fish up this way----maybe a different hog fish. 
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,962 Senior Member
    Nice looking walleye.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,466 Senior Member
    edited June 2020 #9
    My office manager and her extended family pounded them up at Lake of the Woods a couple weekends ago, had to release 5 that exceded the slot restrictions. 

    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,776 Senior Member
    Only ate walleye once cooked by a co-worker who thought he could cook fish. No body liked his walleye.
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,964 Senior Member
    Most excellent!
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,964 Senior Member

    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,256 Senior Member
    edited July 2020 #13
    I have a funny as heck Walleye story.  A couple of years back I was in Minneapolis MN one Dec on business with some of my engineers from across the country.  One of them wanted a nice place to eat that had great Walleye!  Someone told us to go to such and such a restaurant and warned it's a bit on the high end when it comes to price.   

    We go, it's like an old house converted to classy restaurant.  The one who wanted Walleye ordered their Walleye special which was $39.95.  We all get our meals which looked fantastic.  Then comes the Walleye plate.  Sitting on the plate was a 2" x 2" square maybe 3/8" thick piece of Walleye surrounded by lots of rabbit food.  My engineer who ordered looked directly at the waiter and said where's the rest of it.  Sir, that's our standard 2 oz portion.  After some dialog that got him nowhere he begrudgingly ate it without much fan fare.

    When we got in the car to head back to the hotel he said "see that Burger King across the way, time to hit the drive through"!  We just laughed as he ate his whooper and fries.  Next night we go to a sports bar.  They had a 14 oz Walleye dinner for $17.95 which he said was excellent! 
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  • N454casullN454casull Member Posts: 647 Senior Member
    We made Walleye tacos the other day. To me walleye taste like what ever you season it with it’s a pretty bland fish. 
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,494 Senior Member
    edited July 2020 #15
    Sort of like crappie? (White perch).

    Never lived anywhere that had walleye.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,297 Senior Member
    Given a choice I’d take northern over walleye any day of the week. Firmer meat and more flavorful in my opinion.
    a bit more bother to clean but worth it.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,494 Senior Member
    What's a northern?

    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,297 Senior Member
    What's a northern?

    Northern Pike.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,638 Senior Member
    edited July 2020 #19
    I assume he's talking about Northern Pike.

    Walleye are of the Perch family and taste quite similar to Yellow Perch, just larger...

    In Upper Michigan, Lake (Yellow) Perch and Whitefish are the going thing at restaurants.
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,494 Senior Member
    In Louisiana we had what we called "jackfish", and from what I understand were "chain pickerel" which are closely related to northern pike.

    Got my wrist slashed by two landing them, tried to eat two of them....no thanks. More featherbones than carp and rainbow trout combined.

    Mike




    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,638 Senior Member
    edited July 2020 #21
    Chain Pickerel, Northern Pike and Musky (minimum size for a keeper musky here is 42 inches) are all of the same family...we have all three here in MI...Love to catch pike on a heavy fly rod but not a fan of eating those toothy bastards...as you noted...too bony for my tastes...
    The trick to picking up a pike is to reach across their head with your thumb and middle finger and pick them up by the ridges over their eyes...don't ever mess with the gill plates of a pike...they're like razors
    ...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,494 Senior Member
    I've bled enough from whatever the hell they were. I'll cut my line before I ever try to land another.

    This....from a guy that's caught and landed hundreds of alligator gar with complete aplomb. :)

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,297 Senior Member

    Northern Pike for the northwoods of Wisconsin. Just recently heard there is a bounty being offered to take Northern out of Green Mountain and Wolford Reservoirs here in Colorado.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,466 Senior Member
    There is Youtube video out there on how to filet northern pike and not have to deal with the bones as you eat.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • bklysenbklysen Member Posts: 489 Member
    Actually not that difficult to do, with a little patience. One of those vids details a method that'll result in 5 pieces, all boneless. 
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