Hello, friends and neighbors. We spotted a big one this past weekend on the dock tour.
My friend Capitan Hippie and I hit the docks this past weekend and we had a little luck. We landed four croaker and three black sea bass.
I will say this: There are still plenty of shrimp available. So get that cast net and load them up.
The big spottail was feeding on something at the floating dock next to us. He was not interested in my bait. I still like to see them boil the water. It was like a small outboard motor just fired up.
A couple of fellows fishing out of Sunbury who wish to remain anonymous were fishing with live shrimp and not getting any hits at all. Then one of them switched out to a white grub, and the next thing you know, they limited out on trout.
Here is a recipe from cooks.com with my twist on it. Like I said, there are plenty of shrimp in the river, so this should be an easy task.
What you will need:
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
½ pound shrimp, cooked, cleaned and finely chopped
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons flour
Oil for frying
1 bowl crushed frosted flakes
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and add parsley and green onions. Cook one minute. Blend in flour. Stir in milk, salt and Tabasco. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in shrimp. Form balls using one tablespoon of mixture for each ball.
Beat eggs until well-mixed. Dip balls into flakes, into eggs and then into flakes again. Chill for 30 minutes and have a dark Dos Equis beer while it’s chilling.
Fill a large skillet to mid-level with oil and heat at 350 degrees. Fry a few balls at a time until golden (2-3 minutes).
Should make about two dozen.
That’s what you can do when you get through cleaning the fish from that day’s catch. Then, batter some them up and drop them into the hot oil.
I would like to salute all the veterans all around the world and say “thank you” to all the brave men and women serving this great country and protecting our freedom. God bless you all.
Well, friends, remember what Old Tight-Line always said. Get out there and go fishing. And if you do, remember to always keep a tight line. That’s it for this week.
Living the tight-line life on the coast,