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My first ever fish fry....

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Well, I've been on this board for over a year now, and bly and I pretty much live release everything we catch. Well, at the Fishing for Tyler event yesterday, we brought home a bunch of perch with the idea of trying our first fish fry.....

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Ok...so we had a sink full of Perch....had to figure out how to clean them all...<BR>

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A quick search on the internet brings up a bunch of videos and sites that show you how to clean fish. So, I chose one of them and decided to try to clean them. I'm sure I left some meat on them, but I managed to get thru this exercise in about 45 minutes. I had my helper handing me the fish one at a time, while I sliced them up.....<BR>

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Then, using TJs secret batter recipe, we fried them up...and the kitchen was filled with sweet smells!

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And here's the final result....and it turned out great!!!

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That's great Cliff!!! :thumbsup_anim: Your daughter looks adorable handing you those fish with the glove on!

 

Looks like the fish came out perfectly for you :thumbsup_anim: ... I wonder what Muskie tastes like fried eh? ;)

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I am having a hard time believing that someone with 4199 posts on a fishing forum has never cleaned a fish before! There’s hope for me yet.

I cleaned my first fish last summer (at the tender age of 45). It is still frozen in the freezer.

It looks like it was a nice father daughter bonding moment, and thanks for the great video.

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WOW.....I bet you'll be keeping a few more perch from now on eh.....LOL.

 

Looks good for the first time......the filleting get easier the more you do it!!

 

Sinker

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I am having a hard time believing that someone with 4199 posts on a fishing forum has never cleaned a fish before! There’s hope for me yet.I cleaned my first fish last summer (at the tender age of 45). It is still frozen in the freezer.It looks like it was a nice father daughter bonding moment, and thanks for the great video.
I just take it for granted everybody knows how to clean fish (but I don't just let anybody clean my fish). I've been cleaning fish since I was 7 yrs. old and it's second nature to me.You can learn a lot by cleaning fish, the anotomy of different species and their diet. I always open up the stomachs on mine to have a look see what they had for breakfast.

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I am having a hard time believing that someone with 4199 posts on a fishing forum has never cleaned a fish before! There’s hope for me yet.

I cleaned my first fish last summer (at the tender age of 45). It is still frozen in the freezer.

It looks like it was a nice father daughter bonding moment, and thanks for the great video.

 

 

There is always hope lol

 

As we were fishing yesterday Cliff was tellimg to me that I had work to do when I got home.....no worries, received a new fillet nice for Christmas and was looking forward to using it.....surprise....Cliff decided to give it a try! He did a great job!

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What??? LOL. It's true...most of my fish are caught in Lake Ontario, and I still remember the days in the 70's when the warnings were around about not eating anything from the lake. I just started fishing a year and a half ago (after a 20 year break) and today was the first time I ever tried to clean and cook fish. These perch were out of Simcoe so I thought, why not?? :lol:

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There is always hope lol

 

As we were fishing yesterday Cliff was tellimg to me that I had work to do when I got home.....no worries, received a new fillet nice for Christmas and was looking forward to using it.....surprise....Cliff decided to give it a try! He did a great job!

 

He probably just got tired of waiting for you to get off the phone Bly !

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He probably just got tired of waiting for you to get off the phone Bly !

 

 

:P

 

How many fish did you catch yesterday Wayne??

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Me thinks catch and release percentage is going to change.

 

Walleye is too yummy to throw back of course we don't see small walleye pics from you and Bly.

 

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Mmmm, now I'm hungry. Looks like you did a pretty great job cleaning, got some nice sized filets.

 

So, tell me, how did you get TJ's secret recipe. Obviously not a secret anymore then eh :lol:

 

Joey

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Cliff,

 

Way to go on the fish fry. Nothing like the first time, don't worry its never as much fun again. My wife and I had our first 2 years ago, now we are hooked on fresh pearch and the occasional walleye.

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Mmmm, now I'm hungry. Looks like you did a pretty great job cleaning, got some nice sized filets.

 

So, tell me, how did you get TJ's secret recipe. Obviously not a secret anymore then eh :lol:

 

Joey

 

He revealed it to Bly in a drunken state at Lakair last year...sworn to secrecy of course....

 

The reciepe that is...get yer mind out of the gutter!! :lol:

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Cliff... nice job bud.... Your one of the lucky few I share that recipe with.... lol.. but if i recall I had had a few and bly was hittin' on me.... hard to not give it up!!!

 

And Joey... we can make a deal... as long as Pauls not around....

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