Saturday, November 24, 2007

Outdoors with Big Mike: Take 2

Today is Thanksgiving 2007 and for the first time in my life, I am fishing rather than hunting. Recently we have been having a lot of success fishing in the Mobile Bay, for speckled trout and white trout. This year, my father when asked what he wanted to do for Thanksgiving, told us that he wanted to go fishing. My brother is the guide and he only has two days off per week, one on Thursday and the other on Sunday. So, we planned a fishing trip today to fish for white trout and ground mullet. I have attached a photo of the two species that we were fishing for, and the ground mullet is on the bottom and the white trout is on the top.

The weather man was not kind to us as we had high winds all day. In the Mobile Bay the wind can be bad and the waves high. This was the case today. We started off in what is called North Pass and we were catching white trout pretty fast, but the wind got worse as the morning went on, so we had to move out of the bay and back into the rivers. During the morning fishing, I caught two good flounder, and I sent a photo of my brother holding them so you can see what they look like. Flounder is very good eating.

We moved into Appalatchee River and continued to catch white trout and ground mullet. However, we also caught something else, Blue Crabs. I sent a photo of them, after I had cooked them, as well as a photo of a platter of fried trout. MMMMMMM MMMMMMM Good. Blue Crab is possibly the best tasting meat of any animal on this earth, and Bev loves them. The two of us feasted on them tonight along with the fried trout. Fish is always best when cooked fresh and a little tip to make them even better is to soak them in milk. This takes away any fish smell and gives the fish a great taste.

I do not know if this fishing thing on Thanksgiving day will become a tradition, but I certainly had a great time today.

1 comment:

Cary said...

Laura showed me the pictures of the blue crabs you got. Wish I had been there to help y'all eat them!!

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