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Why do I find it difficult to get in shape for ski season? Because I enjoy myself too much out boating.

Walleye dinner

Skip work, take the boat out on Lake Erie up towards Pelee Island. Catch limit of Walleye in two hours. Anchor in secluded anchorage. Fillet and clean the Walleye and ice for two more hours. Lightly flour the Walleye and season according to taste. Fry in butter hot enough to just start to carmelize. Each side for two minutes. Serve on a bed of rice pilaf made from brown rice, peppers, celery, onion and mushrooms.

For the drink, put frozen mango, frozen pinnapple chunks, coconut, ripe bannana, cream and lots of rum in the blender.

Serve on back deck with sunset. Life can be good.
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Fresh fish , a delicious drink and a beautiful sunset. There's just one thing missing . Either way three out of four ain't bad .

How is the Walleye caught most happily ? Troll. or cast ? I've never fished in Lake Erie or for Walleye anywhere. Bait, Lures or ?
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So what is missing? :

Does being married have something to do with it ..... cause that sounds just right to me?

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So what is missing? :

Does being married have something to do with it ..... cause that sounds just right to me?

I wouldn't require a marriage license. A learner's permit would be fun though. You got the idea
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Lake Erie Walleye are usually caught on spoons with treble hooks set at certain depths with downriggers or boards and out riggers. A good Lowrance or depth/fish finder will locate the fish at certain depths and tells you what depth to fish at.

Here in Chautauqua Lake, we usually troll or jig the weedlines at about 10 foot depths using Rappalas or jigs and leeches or worms.

Nothing better than fresh Walleye on the grill. I usually fillet, cover with butter, lemon and pepper, dash of paprika and wrap in foil. rill about five minutes on each side. Yum.

I like Pierre's drink concoction. Sounds awesome. One thing though, I don't usually eat fish from Lake Erie. Reguardless of how clean it has become there's still too many heavy metals in it.

I get a kick out of NY. Their fishing guide has limits of fish eaten per year out of certain waterways and warns against pregnant women eating any fish out of NY waters.
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The heavy metals in Lake Erie are overblown. So is the general attitude about Lake Erie. The truth is the waters are gin clear around Pelee Island and the way you clean the Walleye has a lot to do with minimizing the risk of ingesting pollutants.

In Lake Erie we generally drift fish with worm harnesses.
post #7 of 10
:Walleye's always been one of my favorites for taste. It's difficult to fillet though, lots of little y bones.. Maybe I'm thinking of Northerns with the darn y bones, been a long time since I fished north of I-70: I do recall that they taste fantastic though, used to just wrap them in foil with cut up peppers n lemon, light salt n pepper and toss them on the grill for a few minutes:
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I can fillet a Walleye in less than 4 minutes and you won't find a bone.

I'm sure eating a few fish won't kill you as fast as some other things but I'd rather not eat Lake Erie fish. We have Chautauqua Lake as a fishery and much less pollutants.
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I can fillet a Walleye in less than 4 minutes and you won't find a bone.

I'm sure eating a few fish won't kill you as fast as some other things but I'd rather not eat Lake Erie fish. We have Chautauqua Lake as a fishery and much less pollutants.
I believe ya Lars. Filleting is an art . Walleye I have no experience with but Cod I can fillet without penetrating the middle while getting all the goods. Follow the bones with a sharp knife.

Fish I could easily live off of . Yum
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I'm sure eating a few fish won't kill you as fast as some other things but I'd rather not eat Lake Erie fish. We have Chautauqua Lake as a fishery and much less pollutants.
That's funny Lars. If you understand where the heavy metal pollutants come from in the first place you might think otherwise.

Heavy metals come from the earths crust and what better method of comminution than a glacier. How to put heavy metals in lakes; Take several gazillion tons of granite, grind to a powder, spread over thousands of square miles, combine with oxygen and minerals over thousands of years and wash these heavy metal salts to the lowest point (A lake)

Let's see, the Chautauqua Lake watershed is what? Oh sorry, Glaciated Appalachian Plateau of granite and dolomitic limestone. The two ingedients needed to produce heavy metals.

Fortunately zebra mussles remove heavy metals and deposit them in their shells, once again locking them up in limestone. Lake Erie with its silty bottom supports a bumper crop of zebra mussles.
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