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Tommy Tadpole

pout/pout??

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I have been fishing Vermilion for 20+ years. I had a 1st, caught a huge (8-10lb) eel pout. Was working a jig and minnow off of Spider Island for Walleye. Just curious if any of you have had similar experiences? Needless to say when I got it to the boat I was super disappointed. Heard they taste like lobster if you clean and cook them right!!

Keep your hook sharp. Tadpole

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Tadpole,

I usually catch 4 or 5 large pout every summer when fishing really deep water.

They ARE good eating! Cut out the backstraps and cut them into 1" to 1-1/2" cubes, boil them in salt water or crab boil seasoning for about 12 minutes and dip them in melted butter!! Great tasteing! grin.gif

They are also good breaded and deep fried.

Cliff

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I seen one (eelpout) caught at a distance a few years ago through the ice at McKinley park that was so big at first we thought it was a 15 lb+ northern....I walked over to the group of people and the guys that caught it got in their truck and left before I got to see it up close. Everyone was saying thats the biggest one they ever seen....I wonder what became of those guys and that fish????????????????

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Caught a big one like that on Wakemup Bay a couple years ago. As I was about to toss it back in the lake a fisherman from Iowa in a nearby boat asked if he could have it. Hope he enjoyed the ugly thing!

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