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Re: Jug line fishing

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:02 pm

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When you need to have a fish fry, jugs are the only way to go. I'm glad to have a driver when they get to biting.
We use cut up pool noodles for jugs.
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Re: Jug line fishing

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:32 pm

How do you fry fresh water fish and keep the meat firm?
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Re: Jug line fishing

Postby callmefence » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:46 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:How do you fry fresh water fish and keep the meat firm?


Thin pieces and very hot grease. Agreed it's inferior to saltwater fish.
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Re: Jug line fishing

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:01 pm

callmefence wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:How do you fry fresh water fish and keep the meat firm?


Thin pieces and very hot grease. Agreed it's inferior to saltwater fish.


I've been grilling/smoking some catfish lately. It ain't blackened Redfish with cheese grits, but it works in a pinch.
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Re: Jug line fishing

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:59 pm

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True Grit Farms wrote:How do you fry fresh water fish and keep the meat firm?


Thin pieces and very hot grease. Agreed it's inferior to saltwater fish.


I've been grilling/smoking some catfish lately. It ain't blackened Redfish with cheese grits, but it works in a pinch.


Redfish? Only eat it in a pinch and when your really hungry. Gotcha Fenceman, I was hoping there was a trick to cooking freshwater fish. Speck, white perch, and crappie with bass a close second are my favorite freshwater fish to eat.
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Re: Jug line fishing

Postby callmefence » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:12 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
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Thin pieces and very hot grease. Agreed it's inferior to saltwater fish.


I've been grilling/smoking some catfish lately. It ain't blackened Redfish with cheese grits, but it works in a pinch.


Redfish? Only eat it in a pinch and when your really hungry. Gotcha Fenceman, I was hoping there was a trick to cooking freshwater fish. Speck, white perch, and crappie with bass a close second are my favorite freshwater fish to eat.


You don't like redfish, or a conservation reason?
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Re: Jug line fishing

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:20 pm

callmefence wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
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I've been grilling/smoking some catfish lately. It ain't blackened Redfish with cheese grits, but it works in a pinch.


Redfish? Only eat it in a pinch and when your really hungry. Gotcha Fenceman, I was hoping there was a trick to cooking freshwater fish. Speck, white perch, and crappie with bass a close second are my favorite freshwater fish to eat.


You don't like redfish, or a conservation reason?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHZLeiySWVI
Could be because the Cajuns fished the redfish all away.
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Re: Jug line fishing

Postby Dave » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:40 pm

It is illegal here. But I have seen a few jug lines for spring king salmon down on the Columbia. They bury the jug in the sand on the beach so you would never know it is there until a king hits and then the jug comes flying out of the sand and out into the river.
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Re: Jug line fishing

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:09 pm

callmefence wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
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I've been grilling/smoking some catfish lately. It ain't blackened Redfish with cheese grits, but it works in a pinch.


Redfish? Only eat it in a pinch and when your really hungry. Gotcha Fenceman, I was hoping there was a trick to cooking freshwater fish. Speck, white perch, and crappie with bass a close second are my favorite freshwater fish to eat.


You don't like redfish, or a conservation reason?


Conservation? I conserved nothing when it came to making a living, " kill em all " use to be my motto. I was with my uncle when he made a 1.2 million pound purse seine set on bull reds in 1977 in Louisiana. He filled 7 boats up and turned the rest loose, probably a 1.5+ million pound set. Louisiana ran the purse seine boats out a couple of years later. I just don't care to eat them, a small red isn't bad but a speckled trout is much better. To me deep water grouper and tile fish are hard to beat fried. Yellow fin Tuna grilled - seared less than 10 seconds per side is about as good as it gets. IMO
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Re: Jug line fishing

Postby wacocowboy » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:12 am

callmefence wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:How do you fry fresh water fish and keep the meat firm?


Thin pieces and very hot grease. Agreed it's inferior to saltwater fish.


I disagree nothing beats a good channel or blue cat in cornmeal and fried.

I like chasing jugs.
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Re: Jug line fishing

Postby crimsoncrazy » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:50 am

Cross-7 wrote:I enjoy the heck out of it, but it's illegal in most places around here.
Paddling around chasing jugs makes for a fun day and a good meal that night


Where are you in Oklahoma that fishing with jugs is illegal?
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Re: Jug line fishing

Postby callmefence » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:20 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
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Redfish? Only eat it in a pinch and when your really hungry. Gotcha Fenceman, I was hoping there was a trick to cooking freshwater fish. Speck, white perch, and crappie with bass a close second are my favorite freshwater fish to eat.


You don't like redfish, or a conservation reason?


Conservation? I conserved nothing when it came to making a living, " kill em all " use to be my motto. I was with my uncle when he made a 1.2 million pound purse seine set on bull reds in 1977 in Louisiana. He filled 7 boats up and turned the rest loose, probably a 1.5+ million pound set. Louisiana ran the purse seine boats out a couple of years later. I just don't care to eat them, a small red isn't bad but a speckled trout is much better. To me deep water grouper and tile fish are hard to beat fried. Yellow fin Tuna grilled - seared less than 10 seconds per side is about as good as it gets. IMO


I'm with you on the tuna. I've had fresh grouper . I guess I prefer snapper. Red, mutton, lane really doesn't matter. We've caught some good meals of mangrove snapper without stepping in a boat. Very good little fish.
Put together many a fish fry with whiting caught out of the surf. Good as any crappie.
Specks are good just don't confuse em with sand trout.

Best meal of my life involved a redfish...But it really had nothing to do with the fish... :cowboy:
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Re: Jug line fishing

Postby Bigfoot » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:29 am

I wonder how boiled grass carp taste?
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Re: Jug line fishing

Postby M-5 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:29 am

Mullet is the cream of the crop when it comes to fish
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Re: Jug line fishing

Postby callmefence » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:34 am

wacocowboy wrote:
callmefence wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:How do you fry fresh water fish and keep the meat firm?


Thin pieces and very hot grease. Agreed it's inferior to saltwater fish.


I disagree nothing beats a good channel or blue cat in cornmeal and fried.

I like chasing jugs.


Small fish. Under 2 pounds outta flowing river in cool weather are hard to beat.
The belly meat from a big yellow cat has the buttery flavor of some saltwater fish, but it involves killing a big fish for a little usable meat. I usually release any big ones.
Fed fish outta my tanks , we stop feeding several days before we take a bunch out. Otherwise they can have a off flavor
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