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paddlefish and rains.

Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing' started by swampratt, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. swampratt

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    These rains we get are good for bringing those big fish up the rivers.
    I usually get into them at the end of March ..hope we keep getting rained on.

    Planing on end of March snagging below lock 16 and of course catching some gar and catfish.
     
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    I’m over here praying for rain on the Kaw Watershed for the same reasons.


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    pooncats already being caught at low water and below Ft Gibson
     
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    Not looking like we are going to get an beneficial rains in the near future on Kaw.
     
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    They are at least running some water on and off. That will be enough to keep it interesting. Lake was above normal pool late last week. That’s way better than the case 4 or so years back.


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    How to prepare em to be fit for consumption?
     
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    Inquiring minds want to know.
     
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    Cut into steaks place on an appropriate length 2x6 put on the west side roof of the barn the next day scrape the steaks off and eat the board preferably with hot sausage and lemon juice. But seriously the only way I ate them where they were decent was on a cooker over charcoal
     
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    Yep cook the oily meat over fire. I season with Tony Chacher creole seasoning (spelling)
    Cook until golden brown on all sides.
    I also cut all red and fatty meat off and end up with a chunk of meat about an inch thick and maybe 2.5"x2.5 " square.

    Best to eat it fresh as if you freeze it the meat develops a stronger flavor.. at least in my mind.

    Like any fish the larger one is gamier..I have eaten the small 30lb ones and the 75 lb ones and the smaller was better.

    I love snagging and I hate to stop when I get a keeper as i love to snag for Gar.. seems they are there together many times.
    This year I will only keep gar... if on the last day I get a small spoon I may keep it and cook it right there.

    Big ones are going back.
     
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    LOL.
     
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