Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Here Fishy Fishy!

Yesterday Captain Bob called and asked us to go out on Lake Huron with him to fish for Lakers. Oh what fun we had!

Captain Bob and I solving the world's problems while watching the poles.

We caught six fish!

Then we headed to the fish station to clean these buggers up. I'm only showing five here because the fish were sliding all over and Steve was trying to keep them from falling to the floor.

Steve slaving away while I take pictures. I help him clean herring but he says cleaning Lakers is a lot more complicated.

All righty then...

When we arrived back home we vacuum packed them and placed them in the freezer.

Thanks so much Captain Bob!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Herring Fishing in Michigan's Upper Peninsula's Waterways

It's that time of the year again to chase the herring. One of my favorite things about the UP is fishing.

And at this spot we were fortunate to see a freighter get loaded with limestone.

We caught some pretty nice ones and a few whitefish and menominee too. 

We either clean them at home, or go to a fish cleaning station in the quaint town of DeTour. (And yes, I help Steve clean them.) 

Then we grill/bake/fry some up for supper, or I brine them overnight and Steve smokes them, or I can them in pint jars which is so yummy to have in the house for quick fish dips or herring patties. This time I'm going to try to pickle them. 

Anyone out there in the blogosphere land have a great pickled herring recipe?

Have a great week everyone!