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PostThu Oct 19, 2006 7:40 pm 
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Best fresh fish I ever had was at a county park in Rifle Colorado.  We caught the fish earlier that day, and fried 'em up in butter & onion.  Added pepper, and that was dinner. That was 2 decades ago, and I still remember it.

I lived for awhile on the beach at Corpus Christi, Texas.  Another woman and I used to fish for sand trout early, early each morning.  The drone of the motors and the sight of the crab boats silouetted against the sunrise was awfully pretty.  In evening, we would drag chicken necks on a string in shallow water off the beach to catch crabs.  Boiled crabs, fried trout, fried pototoes and home-made flour tortillas are what we lived on all summer long.  Grocery list was simple:  spuds, butter, flour, lard, coffee.  That was over 2 decades ago and I still remember it.

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PostFri Oct 20, 2006 2:54 pm 
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as far as fires go....every year I seem to get wet and hypothermic when using my raft...and have to have a small emergency fire.
I put down flat rocks as a floor and a sm. reflecting wall....clean it up first thing in the morning.....

oh and I did try the stick method over the fire for 2 fish and I guess I should have cooked them longer, actually the soaking in water baggie was what ruined em...
this was after  puncturing my lg. fuel canister 2 1/2 days before the end of the trip...oops another small emergency fire to boil water!!  (NO TRACE LEFT OF THE CRIME)
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PostWed Jan 10, 2007 11:44 am 
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bump...thought newbies would injoy as much as I have thanks everyone!
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PostWed Jan 10, 2007 8:44 pm 
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oh yes, this thread reminded me of great memories of eating brookies we took out of the Brannum Lakes near Sheridan MT.  Making me hungry!
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PostThu Jan 11, 2007 7:49 am 
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Though it is not fising in the high reaches there are acouple of trout farms whare fresh trout can be caught and then fired up this time of year...just look at my avatar...no lisence needed and no limit except what your pocket book holds...gives you that feeling that your trying to stay in practice andmy 8 year oldloves catching trout one after the other...reminds me of some of the high lakes I have fished over the years...another fish wach cast...

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PostThu Jan 11, 2007 9:41 pm 
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The last time I perused the fisheries website that specifically stated that they were back tracking on the "pack it out" theory and advocated throwing the guts back saying they were needed food and would be eaten.
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PostFri Jan 12, 2007 10:56 pm 
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I like my trout cooked cave man style, old school.  No butter, no garlic, just a stick in the mouth.

Primative, but it worked.
Primative, but it worked.

Oh yeah, and you cant go wrong with a side of froggy legs. winksmile.gif
Frog legs anybody?
Frog legs anybody?

This is what you call a Montana smorgasborg.  Didn't want to post pics of the grouse we nailed with slingshots, figured it would be cruel and unusual, not to mention self incriminating.
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PostSat Jan 13, 2007 12:41 pm 
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Those frog legs look like a lot of effort for very little sustenance.  huh.gif
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PostSat Jan 13, 2007 5:44 pm 
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Them some nice lookin legs you got there TJ...
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PostTue Jan 16, 2007 2:16 pm 
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Very little effort, actually.

Quick knife cut across the frog's "waist". Peel back the skin off the legs, like taking little froggy pants off. Dust in flour and fry.

MMMMmmm.

I used to go froggin' with my dad when I was young. The frogs we got back then were much larger than those in the pic above... but we found the smaller ones had better flavor, anyway.  Both those pics make me hungry.


Question:
I see a lot of mention of cooking over a fire, but a lot of the time all I have with me is my little MST PocketRocket cannister stove. Will the work for the cake-pan fry method? Or would I be better off bringing my SimmerLite liquid-fuel stove for trips that have a chance of fresh fishies?

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PostFri Apr 13, 2007 2:51 am 
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Trailjunky, those frog legs look amazing. I haven't had any since i lived in PA. Did you catch those backcountry? If so, how?
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PostWed Jul 11, 2007 10:31 pm 
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bump for the new members...thanks again everyone for the pics.
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PostThu Jul 12, 2007 9:07 am 
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It seems to me that I saw a sign (I want to say up at Lake of the Angels) in Olympic National Park asking fishermen to bury their waste away from camp.  I always thought this was strange.  Last year at Goat Lake (Olympics)  we put 2 whisper lites next to each other, found a nice rectangular rock about 2 inches thick and layed it across the two stoves.  We had 2 nice size fish placed in a "foil boat".  A little butter, lemon, and dill and that was some of the best fish we have ever had.  Heating that rock up worked perfectly.
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PostThu Feb 18, 2010 12:13 pm 
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for daryll....thought this thread would go along with his question!
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PostTue Feb 25, 2014 7:31 pm 
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hop to do sum great fishing this year!
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