My oldest sister is putting together a family and friends cookbook, so here is my contribution. You’ll notice this recipe is more about CATCHING the main ingredient… because it’s a lot tougher than cooking it.

Walleyes, Spirit Lake, Iowa Style

Step 1: Find an appropriate fishing lake full of walleyes. I suggest Spirit Lake… Angler’s Bay in particular. Any place from Jackson Point, round to in front inflatable obstacle course for sale of the Sand Bar Beach area, to Stony Point will do. Ask Dean Davis… custodia cover iphone he’ll KNOW where they’re biting that day.

Step 2: Find an appropriate fishing boat vendita giochi gonfiabili with a trolling motor that goes SLOOOOWWWWW! I cant’t emphasize the slow part enough (you’ll see later).

Step 3: Outfit your favorite fishing rod and reel with a Little Joe spinner. Flourescent orange, green, blue, silver, red, gold, or many other colors are very effective. Use very light weight… custodia cover huawei probably anywhere from a small splitshot to a 1/16th ounce bullet slip sinker (usually the lighter the better). You might have to go a little heavier if you’re fishing deeper than the normal 7-12 feet of water. Once again, check with Dean about the particulars.

Step 4: Round up a fishing partner. Pick a dad or a son or a brother or a sister or a mom or a cousin… someone who can hold up a good conversation for hours on end… custodia iphone you’ll be out there for a while. Once again, I suggest Dean Davis… full of stories, and he knows where the fish are. You can take Johnny Gilson… a good, nay, great, fisherman in his own right… but he’ll just want to chase bass all day. And he won’t keep any. Sure kills the chances of eating many fish… although there will be plenty caught… which is fun in its own right. Johnny has his own funny stories, too, so you’ll have to weigh the desire to eat fish with the desire to catch perhaps more of them.

Step 5: Get out on the lake. Once again, check with Dean to find out if they are biting in front of the A frames by Stony Point or the rushes off the boat ramp or a million different places they will be. custodia samsung As you’re heading to your destination, tip the Little Joe spinner with a leech. Minnows are good, too, but leeches seem to last longer. custodia huawei And oh yeah, these aren’t really blood suckers, so when they attach themselves to your finger while you’re fiddling with the line, don’t panic. Just see it as a way to get a better hold of the slippery little devils.

Step 6: Troll SLLLOOOOOOWWWWLY! Going slow? OK, take it down a notch… and now another… one more. The boat’s barely moving forward? Good. That’s probably the right speed. Dismiss the other anglers who catch fish at faster speeds as pure luck… and not the skill you have employed.

Step 7: Catch three keeper walleyes between 14 and 20 inches long. Sure, I’m simplifying this step, but this recipe would be too long if I go into the great detail of what kind of conversations you’ll have to have and how you’ll have to be distracted adjusting the motor’s speed or drinking a pop to really get the fish to bite. Once everyone in the boat has caught their three keepers (or you think you have enough sunburn for one day), take the fish in and fillet them. custodia samsung

Step 8: Roll the walleye in corn meal and fry in hot oil until golden brown. Sure, this is the shortest step, but it really takes the least amount of luck and/or skill. Serve in heaping pile… too much for all the people at the table.. and have some kind of fried potato… your choice (potato chips will even do).

Step 9: Regale others with stories of the ones that got away.

Steo 10: Catch a nap.