Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Here are a couple of pictures showing some of my ice fishing catches. All bass are released, but those big fat perch were a delicious meal. I am just sorry the ice fishing season is over.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Cold Winter at Cape Cod

Ever since I made my last post showing the large salmon being stocked in Big Cliff Pond in Brewster, MA, mother nature has blasted us with a very cold winter with more snow than normal. The only upside to the weather has been my ability to do some ice fishing which I have not done since I moved to the Cape in 2005. I found a couple of small ponds with enough ice to fish and have managed to catch a few of my favorite eating fish, Yellow Perch. What great eating! I have fried them and made Poor Man's shrimp with the fillets. For those of you unfamiliar with Poor Man's Shrimp it is made by cutting up some perch fillets and putting them in a pot of boiling water for 5 minutes. Take them out, strain, and rinse with cold water. Then put in the refrigerator to chill them down. They tend to toughen up as they cool and can be eaten like shrimp with seafood red sauce or any sauce you like. They make great hor d'oeuvres and keep well under refrigeration. In my search for perch I caught a few LM Bass and Pickerel. I looks like the weather is warming which will make the ice unsafe, so I guess my ice fishing is done for the season. I am ready for spring so bring it on.