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    We're actually having fresh perch tonight! My friend caught a big Northern pike, and they did get quite a few catch-and-release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    We're actually having fresh perch tonight! My friend caught a big Northern pike, and they did get quite a few catch-and-release.
    Fresh perch fillets are tops in my book.

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    How did you prepare them? I love them deepfried!
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    Quote Originally Posted by razz View Post
    How did you prepare them? I love them deepfried!
    Lightly breaded with flour, cornmeal/flour mix, or crackers and pan fried with a good amount of oil is what I recall. The flavor and texture is delicate and my take is a heavier batter is best with other fishes. It's been a while. Ice fishing has seemed somewhat masochistic of late (or a drinking event for those so inclined). An old fishing mate and I still reminisce of perch fries.

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    DH is a fry-er and I'm a bake-r and I'm at the helm tonight so I think it's going to be this recipe because we happen to have heavy cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nswef View Post
    I find the whole idea of ice fishing fascinating. The thought of being out on a frozen lake, drilling a hole in the ice and sitting there just terrifies me. I would not be able to relax...and I'm not fond of cold. But, I don't often hear of anyone dying on the lake....
    That's because some of those folks are in shelters like this one: https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/spo/d/waterville-ice-castle-fish-house/7260549976.html

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    Perch is my favorite fish lightly breaded and deep fried. I always get it in Wisconsin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveinMN View Post
    That's because some of those folks are in shelters like this one: https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/spo/d/waterville-ice-castle-fish-house/7260549976.html

    Glamping, indeed...
    I might be able to do that.

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    Darn, the Craigslist link is down.

    I am petrified of falling through the ice, so I'd need lots of evidence of the safety before venturing out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmerullo View Post
    Darn, the Craigslist link is down.
    [EDIT]Here's an even better one for you. They're essentially travel trailers with holes in the floor for fishing. Sky's the limit.

    Quote Originally Posted by lmerullo View Post
    I am petrified of falling through the ice, so I'd need lots of evidence of the safety before venturing out.
    One of the essential tasks of ice fishing is drilling holes through the ice so you'll know how deep it is; if it's not deep enough/weather does not cooperate/the Department of Natural Resources people say no, you don't bring out your grand ice house (or you bring it in).

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