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SeaFood

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Nutriaitch, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. Nutriaitch

    Nutriaitch Retired Super Hero

    so thinking about going get some gator to fry got me wondering.

    how is the seafood (or anything else near the water) up along the Great Lakes?

    as a rule, I typically don't eat seafood once I leave south Louisiana.
    but if I was to head up to Ohio, what would y'all recommend I try?

    what kind of fish is the popular breed that comes from the rivers or lakes?
    what does the brutal winters do to the fishing?

    any other water dwelling critters up there that are good eating?

    as someone who has never left the "south", I've always kinda wondered about stuff like that.
     
  2. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Carp
     
  3. TDunk

    TDunk The Dunk Abides

    Up here in NW Ohio the big catch is usually walleye, perch, small mouth bass, and various trout (rainbow and brownie mostly). If you head up north, you get into steelhead, sturgeon, and pike. I'm more of a fly fisher and enjoy times out west in Colorado or Montana. Not sure about the critters, which I assume means crabs, prawns, crawfish, and eel.
     
  4. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Walleye
     
  5. Nutriaitch

    Nutriaitch Retired Super Hero

    we got perch and bass here.
    gar is nasty if it ain't fixed right.

    I'm more a fan of saltwater fish though.
    redfish, speckled trout, white trout, drum, sheep.

    a couple years ago I had my first rainbow trout. pretty good.

    as far as critters, we eat damn near anything that lives in or near water.

    gator, frogs, turtles, snakes, nutria, etc.
    even know a few that eat coon, but I never tried it.
    never ate an otter, but prolly ain't half bad.
     
  6. Nutriaitch

    Nutriaitch Retired Super Hero

    I shot a couple of those after Hurricane Andrew back in '92.
    no clue where the hell they came from, but they got into the pond.

    hit the first one broad side. kicked and flipped a bit then dove down and I never found him.
    hit the second one square between the eyes with a .22.

    lucky shot, because I was aiming at the fish next to it.
    cheap ass Russian rounds don't fly very straight.
     
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  7. bigdog3300

    bigdog3300 The G.O.A.T.

    Lake Perch...nothing beats it. Ocean perch I don't think should qualify as perch.
     
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  8. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

    I am curious about these Ohio fish now. Who sells this stuff?
     
  9. BrutuStrength

    BrutuStrength It's time to bring it! Staff Member

    I normally eat walleye or perch when I visit my parents during the summer. They live in Port Clinton (The Walleye Capitol of the World!!11!!!!). I usually eat it at different restaurants (Jolly Roger is fun for some perch and shrimp), though I have also caught some in the past that we ate later. I'm sure you can also pick some up from downtown PC near the charter boats, and likely from the local grocery stores (probably Bassett's). If you want to fish for them, you can usually catch walleye all summer long, but the best perch fishing is usually late summer and early fall.

    Kroger or Giant Eagle might carry some during the summer, in the Columbus area, but I can't guarantee it. I believe Matt the Miller's has a walleye option on their menu, so you could try that if you live near one of those restaurants. FWIW, I usually prefer perch over walleye, but both are pretty good, in my IMO.
     
  10. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

    I've had walleye before and loved it. . . long ago. Most fish is frozen and thawed in Columbus. I would just want to know about a fresh place.
     
  11. BrutuStrength

    BrutuStrength It's time to bring it! Staff Member

    Just head north, PC is only 2.5 hours from Cbus. And you can take your kid to Cedar Point and/or any number of tourist activities.
     
  12. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri 40 Days in the Hole

    Nothing beats fresh Lake Perch!!! I recall many a Saturday going out of Port Clinton. If I recall we used to spend a lot of time catching them off of Rattlesnake Island...I've also had good luck in Lake Michigan off of the Port Sheldon power plant bubbler....
     
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  13. LostLassie

    LostLassie Am I Allowed To Say That? '17 BPCFFB II Champ

    We used to catch walleye in Alum Creek, and maybe the occasional bass. At Hoover reservoir, I remember mostly crappies. Although, once we were out in the middle of Hoover and something grabbed on and then broke my line. I've always wondered what the heck that could have been.

    Maybe it was Herbie, the Hoover Reservoir monster.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. The KSB

    The KSB 4-4-11/11-5-11

  15. Nutriaitch

    Nutriaitch Retired Super Hero


    probably a catfish.

    think i'll gonna boil some shrimps tonight.
     
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