Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fishing , eating bluegill and a few bluegill facts

Yikes! I did it again. I was so busy yesterday I didn't get my post in, let alone get my CVS figured for today. I went fishing almost all day yesterday with hubby and then later with my Dad and hubby. First was the cruise around the lake then the fishing. Then later another cruise around the lake and more fishing. All in all hubby cleaned 19 fish. You know what we are having tonight for dinner. The rest went in the freezer. There is nothing like fresh bluegill.My husband fillets the fish then skins them. We then put them in the fridge with salt water until ready to fry. We usually dip the fillets in egg and dredge in Drakes fry mix or Andys fish dip and pan fry.We like to fillet and cut the skin off. I don't like to deal with the bones nor do we like scaling them. Some people still prefer them scaled, bones, and all and fried in a pan. Some say there is more flavor that way. I guess it's a matter of preference. I remember as a kid we would scale them and pan fry them bones and all. That meant picking out bones as you ate. This wasn't much fun I guess I don't like working so hard for my food but never less, I always worried I would choke on a bone. Did you know bluegill like nearly all fish are nutritious and high in vitamin D? Bluegill also help humans by eating thousands of pesky insects, such as mosquitoes. Bluegills are the most common fish caught by fisherman. They are easy to catch because they eat so many different things, such as earthworms, crickets, grasshoppers, even people food like bread and corn! They eat just about any little animal that will fit into their small mouths, especially (water) insects and (land) insects that fall on the water. Fishing for bluegill is alot of fun. I know I can't wait to go out again fishing. Maybe next weekend. Aaah life is good! If anyone has a favorite way to prepare bluegill please share.


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  2. Oh my goodness... what I wouldn't give for a mess of bluegill or catfish right mmmm mmm!
    They were my favorite fish, and I guess they still are although I haven't had them in years! *sob*
    The next time we're in the States, we plan on staying right on Clearlake (CA) so the Old Guy can fish to his hearts content. Well, me too of course, but he gets as excited as a little kid, catching American fish! lol!