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Bream, by any other name, would still taste the same! — 19 Comments

  1. With my own mama still fast asleep and my own bloggie caught up, look who’s here first to drool all over your page!

    Good gosh, that fish looks good! I don’t have much of a fishing career but my daddy took me fishing for the first time at the Racoon River in Iowa – a cane pole, one of those little red and white bobbers, nightcrawlers and – sunfish for supper! They must have been kin to your dinner – they were hand-sized, too, and fixed just the same.

    I’d never seen that Cajun anchor. Neat. And I did laugh about the coleslaw connundrum. Joan and I spent a few minutes in your store, looking over the inventory and thinking, “OK. Next time we’ll know!”

    Have a great day – you do a lot of nurturing outside your own family. I declare you honorary Bayou Momma for the day!

    • Before I head off to see BigSis, I have to respond to you! Both J.G. and The Princes will see this post at some point, so before they do, I’ll just tell you very quickly that I respectfully call them my “eldergetic” friends! J.G., approaching 70, still owns a boat and uses it, and The Princess, at 85, out-fished me!

      We used cane poles, red and white bobbers, and crickets up on Toledo Bend back in the day. Good memories, right? BW

  2. I love to catch Bream with my Fly Rod/reel. You can have a 2” fish on the line and you’d swear it was a 2 pounder before first glance. Speaking of Cole Slaw…I’ve had to make some for 2 occasions by request. I don’t remember…(be honest) did you like the Slaw I sent home with you last year? Not everyone likes a sweet dressing, some prefer the “vinegary”. Hope you have a wonderful day today.

    • Oh, I loved your slaw; but I have to say it would not be the slaw I would eat with fish. I would eat yours with BARBECUE of any kind!!!! We had one rig like that in the boat, and J.G. was using it. I have to dig out the old one we have around here someplace . . .

  3. great “Catch-to-Dinner” photos. I haven’t eaten brim the way you do them for a LONG time. I filet them these days. I know that I means iI miss the meat along the ribs, but the pieces I get are boneless. It certainly takes some practice – like any fileting does – but the end result is delicious.

    Nice post BW

  4. We had fried whole bream last night that Brad caught at a friend’s pond. I wasn’t invited along that time, but will wrangle an invite next time they go, just so I can relive those Toledo Bend memories.

    Funny, I “pick” my fish just like you do. Daddy must have taught us that. Had to show daughter how to do it. When I told her to take the bottom fin off, too, and Brad said you didn’t have to do that, I glanced over and he was eating his fish from the top and around the bones. What? Definitely the hard way to do it IMHO.

    So, Wolfy, BW and I eat our fish filleted. We just do it AFTER it’s fried. Comes out whole and delicious.

    • Wow, what a koinkydink! Happy Mother’s Day, LilSis. Wish you could have been down for the crawfish boil. Nephew J. did a great job. We just got home.

  5. This post brings back a lot of memories of fishing with mom at Lake Tawakoni and Lake of the Pines. My uncle would virtually eat crunchy fried bream whole! Never saw him spit out a bone that I remember. My husband loves them that way too and eats the tail and fins. He and my mom taught my kids to eat fish that way also. I’ll stick to fillets.

  6. I haven’t had any solid food in days and this was just cruel, lol. That looks SOOOOO good! Hope you had a great Mothers Day.

  7. Stop it! You’re making my mouth water. I am an expatriate living in California. Sad face.

  8. Blu likey. Took about 50 bluegill or bream to friend Sunday am. We stock his horse trough. Fresh fish are just a dip away. I used a 3wt Sage fly rod.
    Blufloyd has posts on warmfly.com a fine Loozy site owned by Larry Offner.

    Dang. you never called me.

  9. Dragging the kayak to the wilds of Indiana this am. Found camera. High of 70 so might wear the Dularge.Com orange shirt. Showing my rental for sale at 8 then bream killing. LOL. I’ll be catching and releasing. Got 40 nice ones last night.

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