Bluegills

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by Carl, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. Carl

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    It is hard to beat bluegill fillets. My wife loves to fish so I took her to one of my secret fishing holes yesterday. She had a blast. She caught 39 nice bluegills in a couple of hours, most were 7 to 9 inches long. I caught zero. I was busy dragging in the fish basket and throwing it back out. As soon as her floater hit the water, it would go under. We had a great day and a good evening also, Bluegills and french fries for supper. Gill.jpg GillFried.jpg
     
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  2. Dark Cloud

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    Man oh man them looks good
     
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  3. bondhu

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    My favorite
     
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  4. Carl

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    They was. I wish I could have shared with you guys.
     
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  5. carnivore

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    Do you guys only eat fresh or are frozen BG fillets just as good?
     
  6. bondhu

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    fresh is the best, but if there frozen right , middle of winter,well there pretty damn good
     
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  7. Carl

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    What bondhu said. Nothing like a mess of bluegills when the snow is blowing.
    Tip:
    I freeze them under water and they will last a long time. I have tried them after 2 years and they were still good.
    Tip: When they are frozen under water, everything will shrink a little and sometimes some of the fish will will be sticking out of the water and will freezer burn. After they are frozen, usually 24 hours, top off with water to cover the exposed fish and freeze again. You are good to go.
     
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  8. carnivore

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    My pond is full of big gills. We eat them fresh but wondered about having them frozen for the winter months.
     
  9. ddwhitetails

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    Man its like eating candy for dinner or lunch or Breakfast! They are the best! Absolutely love em!!
     
  10. carnivore

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    What batters do you guys use?
     
  11. Carl

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  12. Nock

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    I always try to keep some for winter.
     
  13. barney

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    For my taste it's hard to beat plain old cornmeal seasoned with salt and pepper for breading bluegills.
     
  14. Carl

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    I use this also. This is what my mom used. She added a little flour to make it stick better.
     
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  15. barney

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    Southern Star fish fry breading was by far the best mix I have ever used for catfish, bluegills, or crappie and everyone who has ever had it agrees. Sadly I haven't been able to locate any for 10 years or so.
     

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