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Old 09-06-2008, 09:11 PM   #1
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we have been working on the boat now for the past 3 weekends and have been itching to take her out for some flounder. well we went this morning the tides were decent but we forgot about all the rain from gustav so Escambia was still pretty high, the water was still dirty, and it had no salt in it :banghead

but we fished for a few hours using jigs and caught a bunch oflittle specks and whites and a22" red for dinner.

the catch of the day though was this big chain pickerel aka jackfish. ive only caught a few of these and this one is one of the bigger ones. she was just over 25" and weighed about 5lbs



look at these teeth

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Old 09-06-2008, 09:34 PM   #2
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that is a cool fish! you got him on a jig?
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Thats a crazy looking fish. Nice catch. Congrats on the slot red.
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That is an awesome catch...KUDOS to you! I didn't know we had Pickerel in this warm water of the South.

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Pretty cool fish except if he got your finger, it would get your attentionquick. I was out in theEscambia RiverFriday also and my friend and I caught 2 slot reds.

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Old 09-06-2008, 10:35 PM   #6
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That's a very nice "jack". They are some very fine eating if youclean him correctly. 1st- Cut his head off and gut him. Then you lay him on a cutting board and cut him all the way through into three or four pieces. Next you "gash" him with cuts about 1/8th" apart, all the way down the pieces. Gash them on both sides but be careful not to cut through the backbone. You then salt and pepper them, skake them in corn meal and drown them in grease.
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You know, my dad and I saw what we thought was a gar while we were flyinf along in the boat on the sound side by Tiger point in Navarre, now that I look at this I guess this is what we saw, but this thing was at least 3 feet.
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Thanks guys, yesI caught on him on a jig, actually it was a watermelon culprit worm with a jig head and cut strip for flounder.

Pickerel are very good eating, they are one of my top picks of fish to eat. They have soft white meat that tastesreally sweet.We clean them by scaleing them first, then cutting off each fillet. Pickerel havetons oflittle bones in their fillets so you have to dice the meat into small cubes being careful not to cut through the skin to keep the fillet intac. If done right when you fry them up the bones will basically disolve. Then it is time to dig in.
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Don't you all know how to Y-bone a pike? It is the only way I will eat them?
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ive heard of doing that y bone trick but i dont know how to.

care to explain?
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