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Figured I'd label this with the fishin photos, for those that don't wanna see them....susel

Crappie up North, Specks down South, and Sac-A-Lait for those Canjun types...

Took the Hewes to Lake Kissimmee yesterday (Saturday 25JAN2013), with a long time work and fishing buddy, to hit up a few specks. We found a few nice ones, 22 actually...

 

So I just had to post a few for my fishin buds and gals on here..., and for all of you that love/like to fish, but might not be in a place that you can do it right now. Even during my Tx, I would get out on the water a few times when I was feeling pretty good, and not in danger so much for an infection.

JG

JOHN

 

KL

Ken my buddy

 

Specks

Mess of Specks

 

Have a great week-end, and hang in there... It gets better, much better.

John

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I haven't wet a line in a while but those pics make me want to break out the gear! There's great winter trout fishing here :)

"T"

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John,

Glad you had a good time with your fishing buddy. Looks like you will have quite the feast...LOL.

Kreg just said that he has a taste for a fish dinner with baked potatoe w/sour cream & chives, Coleslaw, and a home made dinner roll

slathered in butter. I was eager to figure out how to get the fish to his liking, but he said he would much rather wait until his "buds" are back

and he can enjoy it like it sounds. : )

 

Happy day/weekend my friend.

~Cris

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Shelley gets these dinner rolls at Wal-Mart that are really good...especially with her home made beef stew.

Not sure of the brand, I'll have to ask...

I know they come in a bag, freezer section I believe... They are about golf ball size, and she sits them out for awhile for them to rise to half a baseball size before baking them..., slathered in butter.

JG

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and started thinking about how last summer when you'd show pics of fish, my mind had them fried up and ready for the table....and how VERY HUNGRY they'd make me....LOL.

Today, I see a nice batch of fish, but I can't smell them cooking....ha!

p

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Oh, you mean you need a visual...;

Specks

JG

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an imaginary drooling fit 5 months ago....as a matter of fact, I think I'm getting some real drool going here.

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I don't know if I should show this pic to Kreg or not.....LOL.

Are those grits too?  You dip your fish in them or is that your side dish? : )

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Silly....

Grits are a staple in the South..., mainly eaten at breakfast with only a little dab of butter and a little salt & pepper, kind of creamy. But you can also mix in cheddar cheese  while cooking them and they are frequently served as a side with fried fish.

Actually, a lot of times that's all we will have fish and cheese grits.

They are about the same thickness as thick Cream of Wheat.... LOL, a few peope from up North I have actually seen eat them with a little milk and sugar...and they taste pretty good... But don't let a Southern see you do it..., LOL.

There's a Yankee, someone from the north here on vacation, and then someone like me. I'm a "Damn Yankee"..., that's someone originally from the north, that moved south...and STAYED.

JG

 

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So depending on which way I like them best describes whether I'm a Yankee or not?...We'll I'm a Northerner....but, I also like many different foods different ways. Hmmm.....could end up being a Southern gal too? ...LOL 

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Just the way they are eaten in the South..., they are a Southern Thing...

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Yep... I'm one too! And it's not the "Civil War"... it's the war of "Northern Aggression" ;)~

I had a nice little fishing boat I sold a couple of years ago. The Shenandoah River is too shallow for the most part to run it. I used to fish the Delaware River tons when I lived in NJ. The shad run in the Spring was a blast! I'd like to get a canoe or fishing kayak to fish the river here. There was a lake I fished in Millville NJ, Union Lake, great crappie fishing! Many were in the 1lb+ range. A fish fry with hush puppies was a fav of mine. I definitely have to re-kindle my fishing after I get through this! 

"T"

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oh my, the memories 

when we did fish fry's in our family of approx 12 it was fish, fish and fish, with small amount of veg and taters.   oh ya about fish fish and fish = 150

from the upper wisconsin and illinois for me it was pearch first choice, blue gill second choice and crappie third. either way if there was a fish fry we would turn it down. plus hard to leave out a walleye fry of the small walley not the big one's 

if my mouth coiuld drewel i would be dripping out both sides. 

thanks John for the fond reminders of fish times. 

john 

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Hey John,

Thanks for the pictures !  And Matt...your's was soooo good !  But I agree w/  fisrpotpe....we had FISH !  We all would go fishing and back in the day the limits were lots higher than the present.  The boys would help dad fillet, and us girls would clean soak and dip in beer batter....and fry platters full !  We might have some salads to go with but everyone always went for the fillets !  Thanks for sharing these pictures !  It never gets old for me seeing someone enjoying the big catch !   Katie

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"fillet" fry is part of our age group, no matter where you lived?  My dad would catch a mess of silver salmon, and fillet them....my mom would batter and deep fry and like you Katie.....there was a huge platter of them with twice baked potatoes (or she'd do the diced potatoes with bacon and onion wrapped in foil on the outside grill).

To date, tho....my very favorite fish is Pike....we don't get it here, but have friends who bring it back with them when they go to the mid-west....Minnesota I think. 

p

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John,

 

Of course I wanna see them; I live vicariously through you (during these cold months). 

 

Here’s one I caught for you, I call him “surprised”.

 

I always enjoy the fish and fry pictures

 

Matt

 

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Matt, you know that when Flounder fishing, I catch these guys often... (blow fish).

They are kinda funny..., as soon as you pull them from the water, they start balloning up. You can lay one on the deck, and it'll roll around like a ball. As soon as you toss it back in the water...., like a ballon with air in it and you let it go...., instantly deflates.

JG

 

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John,   Even when Connie was being fed through IV she would watch The Food Network all the time. The fried fish does look delicious! Connie used the peg for a year, the last 6 months she was eating by mouth also but used the peg to try to regain her weight. It is so important for patients to know that the peg in most cases is a temporary assistant. I remember how against it we were when the doctor first mentioned it to us but after her radiation treatments kicked in and she was eating less and less we both knew she needed it. Great pictures, take care, Homer

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I want you to know how awesome I think you are, and both you and Connie are blessed to have found each other.

John

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Skiff

 

Nice Catch! 

 

No fishing for me these days - 25 degrees and a 1/4" of ice on the road today - yep, already fell on my rear-end going out for the paper (lucky I gained a few pounds to cushion my fall).

 

For you buddy I will repeat a saying we have up in these parts  -  "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day - teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day"

 

Thanks for the post - may have to dig thru my freezer to see if can find anything to cook up today after seeing these pics.

 

Greg

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OK, LOL...that photo above was from a little while back, just to tease with Phrannie and give her a visual...

Here is the lunch photo from the Specks we caught the other day above... I had put Saturday, but it was actually Friday...senior moment I guess, LOL;

Specks & Grits

Specks & Cheese Grits

JG

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that looks really great. closest I get is frozen beer battered fish in the box. lots of fishing here of all sorts, both fresh and salt water but just never got the zen of fishing, that spirit that says coming back at the end of the day with no fish is fine.  :-) don

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Don, for me yes, I'm still ike a little kid, the closer I get to the water on fishing days, the more excited and anxiety kicks in.

But I just love the outdoor experience, the calm and quiet.... Nothing going through my brain other than fishing and being on the water....

Then I'll get a phone call asking me about some database results I just produced during the week in the middle of me trying to land a fish...Grrrr.

JG

 

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Great fish..makes me long for summer. Here on Cape Cod all the fish are frozenCry It's even too cold to ice fish.. I feel like I'm living in Alaska

Sue

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Smile

Great catch (the fishing spirits were smiling on you and your bud) and, cooked-up visuals, you lured me in!  Both the fishin and the cookin are great ways to enjoy time.  I could almost taste the mouth watering treats!  The grits'n cheese sounds, and looks great (I'm hooked), that is a way of eating grits that we have not tried before, although we have them for breakfast almost every time we have eggs.  I will ask Diane to whop up a batch of that variation on a southern taste theme, and have at it; she tosses the eats in the blender for me, so I enjoy it all vicariously, which is still most delightful, I must say.

PATRICK

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