My favorite fishing trip of the season so far took place when Dean’s dad took us out for a Friday excursion (talk about a nice day out of the office). Dean’s two college friend’s joined us, one visiting from San Diego one hailing form Westlake, Ohio. As always, Ranger Randy was in tow.
We may not have limited out on walleye, however we did enjoy great company, summer tunes, cocktails and the sunshine. Jeff and Bryan reeled in a few walleye and a steelhead while I had the honors of bringing in the monster steelhead of the day. Catching a steelhead isn’t like catching anything else on Lake Erie; they run (swim) far and fast from the boat, jump out of the water and spin until they can manage to spit the lure out of their mouth. It can be tough but they eventually become exhausted and give up the fight. Of course, there was no pressure from the guys to not lose this fish. After 20 minutes of battling what felt like a small shark, I got the bad boy onto the boat. The sucker weighed in at almost 10 pounds! My left arm wanted to fall off and it was quite sore the following day. Since there were some out-of-towners visiting, we decided to have a walleye fish fry that Sunday evening at our place. We stunk up the garage, jammed to tunes, drank Paisano and enjoyed the freshly caught Lake Erie fish.
best evah recipe for fried walleye:
2-3 pounds walleye filets
Canola or vegetable oil for frying
Completely dry the filets with paper towels. Dredge the filets in egg wash, flour and then breadcrumbs. Drop into your bubbling oil for 5-7 minutes depending how big the filets are and how crisp/dark you like your coating. Remove and salt generously with sea salt. Enjoy!
Unfortunately, the fish was devoured so quickly I didn’t have the chance to snap a photo. This recipe is so simple, yet so delicious.
What is your favorite way to eat fish?