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From Tadpoles to Whales, and all in between (what did YOU catch today?) Fall '19 Winter '20

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  • JGo37
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    • Apr 2018
    • 1314
    • the LOU
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      CharGriller Portable Firebox - so modified you'll BLOL
      Kitchenaid #810 Charcoal Grill - highly modified
      Weber BI-code Black Performer w/Igniter
      Weber DE-code Red Limited - 'Lucille'

      Accessories:

      Ancient heavy CI Propane Turkey Fryer, for lighting chimneys
      BBQ Dragon kettle shelves - 2
      Fyre Dragon Kettle Drippin' Ring, Burnin' Cone & Drippin' Pan - 2 sets
      Fyre Dragon Kettle Ribbin' Ring
      Fyre Dragon Kettle 2-Zone Smokin' Sheet
      OneGrill Rotisserie for the Kitchenaid
      Smokenator
      Smoking Tubes: 2x12" & 1x6"
      SnS
      Weber Gourmet Grill w/Griddle, Pizza Stone & Wok

      My Helpers:

      Anova 900W Sous Vide Cooker w/Radios
      Instant Pot 6Q Duo
      Nesco Tabletop Roaster
      & the PIT!

    From Tadpoles to Whales, and all in between (what did YOU catch today?) Fall '19 Winter '20

    It's time to talk, of ships and shoes and ceiling wax, and cabbages and kings, and if the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings....

    It's a new season, and a good place to start posting new or old catches of cold water fish. I'll be heading to the MO / AK line in two weeks, and the carving boards should start to look like this:

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    A very lucky outing the day after the LOU's first urban fish stocking of the season. Now it's time to go free-range and catch a big cousin or two.

    Yes, I'm excited. I have the gear for cold weather fishing and love it. And, as a side note, I can't believe I typed in the year '20 (2020). I grew up reading science fiction in the 60's/70's and that date seems surreal.
    Last edited by JGo37; October 17th, 2019, 12:32 PM.
  • holehogg
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 1620
    • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    #2
    Haven't wet a line in what seems forever but I can remember my last catch. A couple shad and a gully shark.
    BTW pigs don't have wings but they can fly.

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    • JGo37
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      belly laughed out loud
  • HawkerXP
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    • Jul 2016
    • 4166
    • Northern Virginia
    • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
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      Cold beer

    #3
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    Last edited by HawkerXP; October 17th, 2019, 01:58 PM.

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    • JGo37
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      Nice looking Blue - too bad...
  • HawkerXP
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    • Jul 2016
    • 4166
    • Northern Virginia
    • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
      Thermopop
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      Cold beer

    #4
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    Last edited by HawkerXP; October 17th, 2019, 03:46 PM.

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    • Troutman
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      • Aug 2017
      • 6511
      • Republic of Texallence

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      #5
      Sorry I can't play with you fresh water guys, but old Troutman's trout comes from the Texas bay systems....

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      • JGo37
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        yum yum yum, Try that with Salsa!
    • Oakgrovebacon
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 1711
      • South central Illinois

      #6
      I am fishing the White river below the influx of the Norfork river next Friday, I will try to contribute then.

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      • HawkerXP
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        • Jul 2016
        • 4166
        • Northern Virginia
        • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
          Thermopop
          Dot w two probes
          Slo n Sear
          Cold beer

        #7
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        Caught these in Costco last week.

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        • HawkerXP
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          It was delicious. Troutman

        • JGo37
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          That is a great looking cook!

        • holehogg
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          Canned catch☺
      • Ricardo
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        • Jan 2017
        • 87
        • Palm City, FL

        #8
        Not really caught today per se, but safe to say it is part of our frequent harvests. In my personal opinion, this is one of the most delicious and versatile fish to cook with, plus it’s the right thing to do.
        Cheers,
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        Lionfish tacos.

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        • Ricardo
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          Yes, they do require handling with care, but worth it. They have a protein based venom in their spines, which get neutralized shortly after they expire, or placed on ice, or cooked. There is no risk of venom in the fillets not any edible parts. Just the spines, which are very sharp, is what requires special attention. Fun to catch!!!

        • Old Glory
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          Spear fishing?

          One of those put my brother in the hospital. He had one in a saltwater tank and was stung while cleaning the glass.

        • Ricardo
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          We use a special tool called Lionfish Slayer. It’s a short polespear. Pair it with a plastic tube called the Zookeeper... It helps keep them in a confined space and safer to handle. Got to always keep an eye for wildlife of course, specially apex predators that smell and get excited for whatever is in that magic tube. That’s part of the thrill. Photographers tend to hang out with us 😃
      • Old Glory
        Club Member
        • Feb 2018
        • 630
        • Northshore MA

        #9
        Not from today but my best catch...

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        • FishTalesNC
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          • Dec 2017
          • 1018
          • Durham, NC

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          #10
          Scratching up some late summer pompano in the surf in Edisto, SC a couple of weeks ago.
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          • JGo37
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            • Apr 2018
            • 1314
            • the LOU
            • Cookers:

              22" Blackstone Griddle, with stand & hood
              CharGriller Portable Firebox - so modified you'll BLOL
              Kitchenaid #810 Charcoal Grill - highly modified
              Weber BI-code Black Performer w/Igniter
              Weber DE-code Red Limited - 'Lucille'

              Accessories:

              Ancient heavy CI Propane Turkey Fryer, for lighting chimneys
              BBQ Dragon kettle shelves - 2
              Fyre Dragon Kettle Drippin' Ring, Burnin' Cone & Drippin' Pan - 2 sets
              Fyre Dragon Kettle Ribbin' Ring
              Fyre Dragon Kettle 2-Zone Smokin' Sheet
              OneGrill Rotisserie for the Kitchenaid
              Smokenator
              Smoking Tubes: 2x12" & 1x6"
              SnS
              Weber Gourmet Grill w/Griddle, Pizza Stone & Wok

              My Helpers:

              Anova 900W Sous Vide Cooker w/Radios
              Instant Pot 6Q Duo
              Nesco Tabletop Roaster
              & the PIT!

            #11
            I've been lucky and have a couple best catches. I'm still hunting that > 30 lbs. channel tho.

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            • Old Glory
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              What is that fish?

            • JGo37
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              Old Glory that's a spoonbill, ~ 65 lbs. on that one I think. Makes great caviar too.

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