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Eating a Pout

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pikerliker

I'll be going up to the lake tomarrow and was wondering if eelpout are any good to eat? Just in case I snag one or two. Also do you fry, smoke, pickle, etc?

Thanks ~piker

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SPUD BAR

you boil them in 7-up and dip them in butter. Poor man's lobster. No finer tablefare that swims!! smirk.gif Once you try it, you will push that plate of walleyes and crappie aside to get at that pout!! Cleaning them is the tough part.

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little perch 1

I hope you have fun cleaning them.As said above there are very hard to clean.But can't beat the taste.Taste great less filling grin.gif

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loosegoose

How do you go about cleaning one of them? Skin them with a pliers?

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White-tips

You can try to skin'em but I find it easier to just cut the backstraps out with a VERY sharp knife and then just skin the meat away from the skin once the straps are off of the fish. Be careful not to go too far into the tail region when taking the backstraps out. Very terrible tasting meat if you go too far toward the tail. Gently boil the straps in a mixture of water and sprite for about 12 -15 min. Then just dip into some drawn butter with fresh ground garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Best tasting fish on L.O.W.

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White-tips..

By the sounds of it you should be staying at our place a little more often. Catch pout, and cook them too. When are you going up again??? I'll be up next weekend if you need a room.

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bitz

My favorite cooking technique is to get a really good fire going, dress out the pout the way already described, get a nice cedar board, nail the strips to the board and lay the board at about a 45 deg angle along the fire, after about 7 mins on each side, remove the strips, cover the board with the melted butter, throw away the pout and enjoy the cedar. It tastes alot better than the pout.

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WalleyeWeasel

LMAO

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iffwalleyes

I tried it once because they said it is poor mans lobster. I have come to the conclusion that I will never be that poor. Give me walleye everyday. The worst part for me was cleaning the darn thing couldn't get the smell off my hands all weekend.

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cyberamish

I find they taste best when dem der boys from Sprtsmen's Lodge clean em and leave em in my cabin freezer grin.gif

Really good rolled in a spicy breading mix like Bill Dance or spiced up Shore Lunch mix and deep fried!!

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widetrack

I chunk the backstraps up, boil them, then put them over a bed of prepared wild rice, drizzle them with butter, give them a good dose of Blackend red fish magic, and they go under the broiler for a few minutes to brown them up nicely.

Very good.

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This spice is fabulous on walleye/perch also. Just season the fillets well, and pan fry in a small amount of olive oil. Quick, healthy, and very, very good.

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irvingdog

*ding*ding*ding*ding*

Widetrack wins!!!!

Man, I've got to try that one. I eat plenty-o-pout, but that sounds great!

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cyberamish

Widetrack:

I'm not worthy.....I'm not worthy.....I'm not worthy!!!!

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TeeDee

Widetrack,

Do you have a recipe for lamprey?

TD

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widetrack

Bite the sucker off, spit it out, and let the rest slither down.

Smart a$$...

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