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joel the signman 03-07-2008 08:50 AM

striped bass
Spring is coming the first reports of striped bass are entering the Hudson River for spawning run.and trout are being caught in the creeks:pickle::ibtl::yes::yes:

Hunting Man 03-12-2008 07:01 PM

joel, I've heard these aren't very good eating but are a heck of a fight. What's your take on eating them.

joel the signman 03-14-2008 04:56 PM

stripers are great eating.firm white flesh.some of the bigger fish i wouldnt eat cuz they may have pcbs in them from GE dumping in the river back in the 60-70's

Hunting Man 03-19-2008 02:41 PM

Thanks, a lot of people think pike are not good eating. Well the truth is they are great eating! In the same class as walleye, yellow perch. the big thing is to de-bone them and you have a fine meal. We eat 4-5 lb fish from cold Canadian lakes 60-68* surface water temps.

Hunting Man 03-19-2008 02:43 PM

The pike in the picture was 11.5 lb and released.

joel the signman 03-19-2008 11:03 PM

i have eaten pickeral which are smaller pike.and they are tasty i just grind the bones up and and make fish cakes .mmm dems tasty on a roll with tarter sauce lettuce and maters,:biggrin:

joel the signman 03-25-2008 11:38 PM

well i fished from 1130 till 600 and struck out.i saw 3 small fish taken amongest the several anglers fishing today.conditions were tough.hard southwest wind 20-25 mph with strong gusts and cold.tomorrow looks better got to replace all the rigs i lost in the rocks today:crybaby: still got pleanty of bait though:rolleyes:

Hunting Man 03-26-2008 12:22 AM

Too early for me but a few walleye stream fishermen are starting to fling some dollflies. Need that water temp to reach the magic 40*-42*. I did move the boat into the garage to start cleaning it up and get ready. For those who don't know Lake Erie is a great walleye lake, maybe the best. Last year we saw a banner year much like the mid 80's when you could limit out in an hour or two. These are not small fish either, two to four pounds average, some much bigger. During summer you can get some smaller fish but for good eating I like 17"-22" spring fish. Lets see now I think I have several bags of batter mix in the freezer.

joel the signman 03-26-2008 07:27 AM

i have never caught a walleye but those Lindler brothers make it look like fun:coffee:

BruceBruce1959 03-26-2008 07:57 AM

Joel my Fav' bait for Stripers are live Clams., What do you use for Stripers?

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