Lake Wateree Report

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by Frostman, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. Frostman

    Frostman New Member

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    My sons and I drifted cut crappie and shad from about 7:30 til about 11:30 this morning. We caught 3 blues and 3 channels. The biggest was a 7 lb blue which was my oldest son's largest fish he's caught.

    Weather was not bad this morning. It was breezy and the became overcast. We mostly trolled but tried wind drifting at one point. Of course that is when the wind died.

    Released all but the blue - kept it to make catfish burgers. They're my wife's and my favorite way to cook catfish.
     
  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    sounds like a good outing with the family.
     

  3. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Not a bad trip for 4 hours. I'll bet that your son was pretty excited about his new PB:smile2:
     
  4. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    How's about sharing the recipe for those catfish burgers, Jim? Might be onto something there....
     
  5. SC Hartwell

    SC Hartwell New Member

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    Nice trip! Congratulations on you son's new PB!
     
  6. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    I love fishing at Wateree. Glad you caught something thats better than my last trip.
     
  7. Frostman

    Frostman New Member

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    This recipe was one I saw on Carolina Outdoors - the "Cookin' w/ da Bone" portion of the show. The Redbone Alley restaurant in Florence. I've never eaten there but will if I'm ever in the area.

    2 lbs catfish filets - boil the catfish until it flakes easily (about 12 - 15 minutes)

    2 eggs beaten
    1/4 cup minced celery
    1/4 to 1/2 cup of minced green peper
    1/2 cup of minced red onion (any onion will do, my wife likes the added color)
    1/4 cup of parsley (we leave this out)
    1 tblsp dry mustard
    1 tblsp lemon juice
    salt & pepper to taste
    1/3 to 1/2 cup of mayonaise (Duke's of course) :)
    1 tsp Tabasco (This adds just a little heat - add or subtract to taste)
    1 tsp worcestershire sauce
    breadcrumbs (about 1 or 2 cups)

    -mix all ingredients except the breadcrumbs
    -add breadcrumbs until the consistency is thick and holds its shape well
    -form patties with the mixture
    -heat shallow amount of oil in a skillet (I prefer cast iron) on med-hi heat
    -cook the the patties until the bottom is gold brown, flip and repeat on the other side

    serve on a bun with tarter sauce, sliced tomato, lettuce, and cheese or eat the patties by themself (my preference)

    Essentially this is similar to crab cakes.
     
  8. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    Thanks for the recipe, Jim. I'll definitely try it before long.