Saturday, August 12, 2006

Fish Recipe

Fish Recipe

Filleted Fried Pan Fish

Several nice filleted pan-fish
1 cup Flour
1 ts Salt
1/2 ts Paprika

Cover the fish in seasoned flour and fry in butter
until flaky and tender.

Fishing Tip

I know when I go fishing,I start with good sharp hooks.
After a day of fishing, hooks become dull from bottom
struture and so forth. To fix that problem use a portable
hook sharpener.

Catching the Fish

by Kenneth Poulsen

You have your tackle, your rod and reel. You've practiced your casting and you have talked to other anglers on where is the best place to go and catch fish. You have an excited smile stretching from ear-to-ear as you cast out into the water and what a cast it was, 40 yards and exactly where you wanted it to go.

You're using the Texas rig. The worm sinks to the bottom and you feel a little tug but you don't know what it is, maybe it was a tree branch or a rock, maybe it wasn't, but how do you know for sure.

After a few years of angling you will be able to instinctively tell whether it's a fish nipping at the bait or if you rig is just skimming over obstacles. But don't fear there are a few distinctive ways to tell if you have a fish nibbling at your bait. The first thing you need to know is that there are a couple of ways a fish will strike the bait. The easiest way to tell is when the fish is aggressive and sucks down the entire rig. You know the saying "hook line and sinker." Your rod will quickly bend and your line will begin to move in all directions as the fish tries to unhook itself.

Another way the fish will strike at the bait is taking it in its mouth and holding it for a few seconds while it decides if your worm is good enough to eat. This is called "mouthing the bait." The rod will bend slightly and hold or move up and down slowly. After a few strikes like this you will be able to tell if a fish is testing the bait. The last way is the fish will nibble at the bait until the bait is gone. Keep in mind that all fish are master thieves they can take your bait without you knowing it. The only way to catch a fish when it nibbles is to set the hook at the precise moment of the nibble. This is the part that takes a few years of practice. When a fish nibbles your rod tip will quickly jump up and down.

In any of these cases you want to set the hook.

Setting the hook is no more than making sure the hook and barb is securely through the fish's mouth. This is done by a quick, firm upward jerk on the rod. Once the hook is set the fun begins.

The fight is on. Your line is unreeling off the spool via the drag. Words of advice don't reel in while the drag is being pulled on because the only thing you're going to accomplish is twisting your line. If the fish is taking too much line then simply tighten you drag. However if you do this too quickly the line will break. With practice you will get the hang of it. The point to fighting the fish is to let the fish tire itself out. You could harm the fish by forcing it to wear out. When fighting a fish you want to keep you pole high and keep a bend in the pole. Keeping a bend in the pole will keep too much tension from being placed on the line and keeping it from breaking but in the same respect you want to keep the line tight.

When you get your catch near the boat use a net to pull it out of the water then quickly remove the hook and admire your hard work.

Congratulation you are now officially an angler.

Have fun and happy fishing.

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