Category Archives: Fish

Processing a Large Mouth Bass, plus fish stock

Large mouth bass are a good eating fish and can be found in many clean waterways, including this nice catch from Cayuga Lake.   Make an initial cut behind the gills. I then…

Whole Smoked Land-locked Salmon

This is a great way to prepare a smaller size land-locked salmon or brown trout.  If you smoke it whole, it is much easier to get all off the cooked…

Cleaning a Whole Trout

1. Using a sharp fillet knife, remove the head by cutting at a slight angle from behind the gills towards the base of the head. The head can also be…

Honeyed Trout

It is spring and time to think about fishing!  Trout season starts April 1st in most of New York State and the peepers are in full chorus at night, telling us the bullhead fishing…

BBQ Bullheads and Spring Fishing

Early spring is the best time to catch bullheads, when the peepers start peeping and the ice is just out. The cold water makes for tastier, firmer fleshed fish dinners.  Bullheads are fun…

“Wacky Rig” Bass Fishing- then make fish stock and chowder!

Bass Fishing With Kids Don’t get frustrated! Get Wacky! By Edward Woltmann So your kids have reached the point where they’re no longer satisfied catching sunfish with a bobber and…

Chef Lerman’s Panfish Salad

Whether you are still pulling perch out of the ice or starting to fish on open water, this recipe is a yummy way to prepare panfish.  So what are panfish…

Brown Trout in Brown Butter Balsamic Sauce

Brown trout is a delicious eating fish often with the deep orange color associated with salmon. The fall run is fun time to fish for them.  Check to see if…

Free Fishing Weekend, No License Needed June 29-30th!

This coming weekend, anyone can fish in NYS without a fishing license.  This could be a great opportunity to try fishing for the first time, get back into fishing, introduce…

Baked Butter and Herb Perch Fillets

Ingredients 1/4 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup whole grain Panko breadcrumbs or crushed saltine crackers 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon…

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