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Old 08-18-2010, 10:44 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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I have never eaten carp or catfish, but I am fond of small stream brown trout, brookies, bows etc. I love sea-run salmon (especially smoked) and perch and bass aren't bad as long as the water isn't too warm or muddy. I measured the Lower Flathead river in midstream at 85 deg F one year at Perma.
I also like Reese's boneless and skinless (and gutted) sardines. We use them as a tuna substitute because they are better tasting have more good omegas and albacore can have up to 40 times more mercury in the meat than sardines. I run from mercury as fast as I run from prions.
I don't generally keep the fish I catch but I did keep the bass I showed. I love to catch squaw-fish because they do multiple rounds of fighting with rest breaks in between. They bite on anything so I just play with them for a bit then let them go.
This visiting porch is a nice place to hang out because there is plenty of room in the shade and there never seems to be any "carping" going on !
I love my neck of the woods cuz there are so many sheep all over the place. Heck the sheep are more plentiful than women in our county and we still don't have any traffic lights except for the little red blinkers that you find where roads intersect at "Ts".
We still have no, "red ~ yellow ~ green" type traffic lights at all in the entire county even in the towns.


~ ~~ I feel another picture coming on ! ~~ ~ ~~~~~ ~
If yer lonesum and don't like toothless barflys you can always head on down to Sanders County and visit the;
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_9a8nDInPVGE/TGYA8shlhmI/AAAAAAAADGg/In-_C45o_hg/s512/IMG_0905.JPG (broken link)

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Old 08-18-2010, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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We can get two kinds of catfish here. One is farm-raised and it's got a wonderful rich buttery flavour (almost like eating fried butter, yummmmm). The other is wild-caught, and it's generally kinda bland and the meat is overly soft.

Quite the opposite of trout, where in my experience the farm-raised stuff is bland and soft-fleshed, while the wild-caught is great. But that may be more that warm-water trout usually isn't much good.
 
Old 08-18-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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This one is the sheriffs ...

 
Old 08-18-2010, 10:58 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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yes, many a night I ran the catfish line with my pop.
Best this way..

Southern Fried Catfish Recipe : Paula Deen : Food Network
 
Old 08-18-2010, 10:53 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Man oh man am I tired. I've spent five or six hours fixing up pictures.
Here is a photo my youngest son took in northern Laos a while back.
He putzed about in Vietnam and Laos for a while and now he is enjoying South Korea.

Here is a picture from northern Laos he sent back.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_9a8nDInPVGE/TGy2_bAX46I/AAAAAAAADbs/IymP_lnkjUE/s512/RP%20120%20-%20School%20bell%20is%20old%20bomb%20shell%20at%20 a%20school%20in%20Laos.jpg (broken link)
 
Old 08-18-2010, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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I've had some great southern fried catfish- dredged in buttermilk then flour and cormeal and deep fried- mmmm.. My favorite is oyster fritters fried in peanut oil served on a big fresh bun with homemade tarter, a sprinkle of old bay spice and some crunchy fries.

Can we get oysters here? The kind that lives in the water ya know..
 
Old 08-19-2010, 07:26 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Yea, soaking that cat in buttermilk mellows out the flavor, works great on chicken also.
Rickers, your kids must have gotten the traveling fever from you.
Beautiful country behind those kids.
3R not sure about the oysters, one would think they might just not keep so far from the water.
 
Old 08-19-2010, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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Yes we can get Washington state oysters here. Besides the restaraunts that have them as specials, there are a couple stores in Helena that have them regularly, and there is a seafood distribution place that sells them.

Never developed the taste for them myself.

"The bravest man in history was neither a soldier or enforcer of law
but the first to devour an oyster raw"
 
Old 08-19-2010, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Oh man, me and my buddy used to sit on the dock bayside in Ocean City Maryland with a half-bushel of oysters, a cold 12 pack, a bottle of hot sauce and two fishing poles. Shuck, shuck, slurp, slurp, **burp, burp**.... Not a bad way to spend a hot summer afternoon.
 
Old 08-19-2010, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Yea, soaking that cat in buttermilk mellows out the flavor, works great on chicken also.
I tried your advice. The cat scratched me and ran away.
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