Monday, September 26, 2016
Some walleye spinner rigs will use two hooks that way a worm or other live bait has a hook in its middle part for short striking walleyes. Drifting the Erie Dearie slowly keeping the fishing line tight works great for schools of walleye. If you are drifting to fast you can put a couple buckets over the side of the boat and they will slow the drift. Many fishermen have done this many times it will keep the walleye bait deeper. When using minnows to catch walleye It is better not to use big minnows. One and a half to two inches work best. You can still catch many Walleye without the minnow or crawler but it dose work better when the fish are being picky.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Northern pike are great to eat. Pike can be caught most times of the year. Ice fishing is very popular for northern pike. After you have filet the pike and removed the bones,here is a delicious recipe for you to enjoy. Northern paike and walleye can be prepared the same way.
6 tbsp. butter
1 lb. northern pike fillets skinless
1 tbsp. finely diced onion
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese
2 tbsp. dry sherry
6 eggs separated
First make sure to remove the bones and skin from the pike. If you don't know how to filet a northern pike take it to a butcher. Northern pike are boney so you need to remove the bones. This can be done easily with the proper cleaning and preparing the pike.
Now In a skillet or fry pan, melt two table spoons butter.
Add your pike filets and cook, turning once, for four to five minutes or just until the pike flakes easily with fork, do not brown. Drain the pike fillets on paper towels and flake finely with fork, removing any left over bones.
In a saucepan, melt remaining butter. Add a diced onion and cook for one minute; blend in flour and cook for one to two minutes longer. Whisk in milk and continue cooking, whisking, until thickened. Now add salt, pepper, nutmeg, grated cheese and sherry, you then stir until cheese melts.
Let cool slightly. Lightly beat one or two egg yolks and add to milk mixture, blending well with a whisk. Stir and use this to flaked your fish. Bake in 325 degrees oven for one hour or until your pike is set and golden brown. Check from time to time to make sure you are not over baking the pike. Makes 4 servings.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
The Conemaugh River Lake outflow is experiencing water conditions similar to that of the Loyalhanna Lake outflow. The heavy outflow of water is producing a variety of fish, including bass, crappie, walleye and yellow perch. One particular hot spot is the hydro plant discharge as the water's current tends to corral fish toward the area.
Lake Francis Case: An increase in walleye activity reported with most of the activity to the north in the Fort Thompson Dam vicinity. As elsewhere on the Missouri these days many of walleye caught are small and sorting is required. Spinners and bottom bouncers are working best. On a positive note, smallmouth bass activity is excellent resulting in a state record 6 lbs. plus catch a few weeks back.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, top water lures and curly tail grubs for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using tubes, swim baits, senkos, creature baits, crank baits and jerk baits smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Bass colored crank baits and jerk baits worked well for most species in the lake this past week and several thousand fingerlings were stocked. Fishing was fair to good using chicken liver, crawdads, hot dogs, night crawlers and homemade dough baits for catfish. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the high 70s.