September 13, 2013

End Of Season For Me

Went out this morning for a short time.  Really messed up my left knee.  I believe a trip to the doctor is in order.

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Had steroid shot yesterday in knee.
Swelling down today
I may have be hasty saying I am done for the year.
Will give it a rest until Monday and see how it is.

September 12, 2013

End Of Trout Season Tradition

I fire up one last load of smoked fish.  It typically takes me four outings to get enough to load the smoker.

Was fishing on Crawford Richland County line today and caught 20 trout in 3 hours.

The smallest of the three above was 13 inches.  All caught on a size 9 gold panther martin.

Smoked Fish Recipe:

 plastic 10 quarter container
1/2 full with water
1.5 pounds non-iodized salt
1 pound brown sugar
2 cups real lemon
10 tablespoons dill weed
8 tablespoons red pepper flakes
4 tablespoons garlic powder
4 tablespoons onion powder
3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Soak over night in brine...put cutting board on top of fish to hold them down in brine.

Use the brine for hydro part of smoking.

Sprinkle red pepper flakes and dill again all over and inside the chest cavity.

Smoke for 4 hours in my hydro electric smoker.

September 10, 2013

Dogs And Trout Fishing


I have had friendly dogs follow me while fishing and ruin my day by going ahead and messing things up.

This little dog in this photo was a trooper. Her name is "Lexus."

She followed Jeff through deep water and thick brush and weeds and always healed directly behind him when he fished.

She loved my lap in the truck and made we wants a dog for a split second.

I have heard of using crickets before?

I wonder what trout would do with one of these?
This cicada was a guest on my deck last night.

September 09, 2013

Jeff Way And I Fished This Morning

Jeff and his trusty dog Lexus fished with me in Crawford County This morning.

I watched most of the time and managed a dozen on size six barbless panther martins.

Jeff had a banner day and caught nearly 50 trout.  Jeff fished with a variety of nymphs with an indicator today.

Jeff had his best day ever.

All brookies were checked for gill lice and ZERO had gill lice.

September 08, 2013

Glory Shots


Healthy Soup

small pork roast
chicken broth
one can diced spicy tomatoes
one large yellow onion diced
4 cloves diced garlic
3/4s a bag of lentils "later" about packer game start
okra "later" about packer game start
parsley 2 teaspoons
1/2 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon celery flakes
salt/pepper to taste

In crock pot
To be ready at end of packer game.

Photo later