Monday, July 7, 2008

He Got The Big One

On Thursday, Pops, Justin, Billy, Paul and Lamar went on a fishing trip for Justin and Lamar's birthday. They caught 37 fish. Pops got the biggest one.

They really had to work hard. The worst part was leaving the house at 4:00 a.m. to get on the lake by 6:00 a.m. The guide had gathered up the bait the night before and he did everything except hold the pole and real the fish in. He baited the hook, took the fish off the hook, cleaned the fish and handed them 5 bags of ready to eat fish.

This is what we had for dinner last night. It was really good.

Justin marinated the fish over night in ginger ale (per the guides suggestion - to rid the fish of the gamey taste). We cut it in small pieces, coated it in Zataran's fish seasoning and fried it in the Fry Daddy. I am very psycho about food smelling in the house, so we took the fryer to the back porch and cooked it. We took a few of the large pieces and used Grill Mates Seafood rub and cooked them on the grill.

The meal really was pretty expensive when you add up several hundred dollars for the fishing guide, $85 for gas, food on the trip, and groceries for all the fixins.

According the the fishermen, the experience - priceless.

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1 comment:

KirkKrew said...

Dinner was GREAT last night! Totally worth the experience in my opinion! That's even a fishing trip that I would go on - you don't have to touch anything!