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 Post subject: Been a long time since fishin' with my Dad.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:32 pm 
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While it was blustery day.

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This man, of small stature and humble raising... Who taught me best as he could with what he had to work with... Has been sore lippin' fish fer over 70 years.

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Wound up with a dozen or so Crappie, two Jacks and several small LM Bass.

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Kept both Jacks and ten Crappie as guests of honor for a meal.

Ain't Life Grand!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Been a long time since fishin' with my Dad.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:45 pm 
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How do you clean those jacks without eating a bushel of bones, Don? Do you slice 'em and deep fry 'em?


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 Post subject: Re: Been a long time since fishin' with my Dad.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:15 am 
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Pretty good showin' I'd like to come down there and hit the old mill pond again!

Nub...Jacks are cleaned like pike they have a lateral line of bones that have to be taken out....other than that they are right up there with walleye eatin wise!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-K1ioGEiNs

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:40 am 
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aint nothin better then that............just not as often as we like.

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 Post subject: Re: Been a long time since fishin' with my Dad.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:36 am 
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Great Report Don!! It doesn't get any better than that.

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 Post subject: Re: Been a long time since fishin' with my Dad.
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5xTippett wrote:
How do you clean those jacks without eating a bushel of bones, Don? Do you slice 'em and deep fry 'em?


Ben, yes we call it gashing. Small ones are gashed whole after dressing, like this:

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Bigger ones we fillet and lay 'em skin side down then gash. 1/8-3/16" between gashes.
Overbrooks yankee method should work on bigger Jack though, I've not yet tried it...

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 Post subject: Re: Been a long time since fishin' with my Dad.
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croaker wrote:

Overbrooks yankee method should work on bigger Jack though, I've not yet tried it...


I filleted that Jackfish that I caught sunday and took the y bones out by cutting a v a little less than a centimeter wide and a mm or two shy of hitting the skin...then just dig your index finger in at the front and run it back and the y bones lift right out. It was tasty and I did'nt choke on a single bone :D

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 Post subject: Re: Been a long time since fishin' with my Dad.
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Helluva report, Don -------- Short sleeves --shallow fish... WOW!!!
Hell, I could not even get out of the driveway until yesterday afternoon :o
Gotta love a winter caught crappie for the fry pan.

Good stuff right there fo sho :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Been a long time since fishin' with my Dad.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:44 pm 
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I haven't caught a jack in years. We have a lake in town that is full of them. You are giving me the urge to give it a whirl.


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