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Moose1am
04-10-2005, 10:34 PM
Well my refrigerator is getting too full of crappie filet buckets so I decided to have some deep fried fresh crappie filets tonight. HUMMM They sure are good!

My front transducer is barely working now. It's actually (litterally) hanging by a few thin wires. The wiring where it plugs into my depth s0under is breakind. I can't replace this transducer as Humminbird no longer makes them. My humminbird LCR 8000 and the transom transducer still works fine but I need the trolling motor transducer to fish for crappie in deep brush piles effectively. If the few wires break and I can't repair the connector then it's time for a new depth sounder and another new trolling motor transducer.

I got so hungry tonight that I decided to get the deep frier out tonight and cook some fish. I only caught 6 fish this evening. They are about to spawn at Otter Pit. The eggs in the females are ripe. The two females that I caugth tonight were full of very rip eggs and they were only in 5 ft of water. I would say that it's time for them to spawn. I fished the deeper water today and didn't get a bit. There was another guy fishing my favorite prespawn spot and I say that he cleaned that spot out a bit. But most of the fish have gone into the shallower water now to spawn. The water temps in the shallows were in the upper 60's today.

Today was windy but hot. There were come clouds forming so it was about 50% cloud cover today. Air temp were in the mid 70s today and yesterday. Winds were at 20 mph out of the SSE today. I had to use 5 out of 5 setting on the Min-Kota 50 pound thrust all terrain to move against the wind.

I caught my fish in a small north bay in 4 to 6 ft of water from 5 pm to 6 pm. There is some deeper water within 100ft of the shallow water brush.

All in all it was a good day except for the damage that I did to my trolling motor mounted transducer plug in. It's almost shot but still working. When it dies I am going to have to spring for a new depth sounder. That Matrix 47 3D humminbird looks very good. Wish I could afford the sidescanning Humminbird units. Now with those baby's the fish would not have a chance. I could find a submarine with that baby.

fishingpox
04-11-2005, 05:13 AM
Deep fried crappie fillets. Sure sounds good. I think I'll fry up some tonight. Along with the 3 pound catfish I caught yesterday. I wished I had a bake fish recipe. Been trying to loose some weight. However, not deep frying fish is almost sacrilege. Good eating to you.

Sorry to hear about your Uncle, Moose

GABoy
04-11-2005, 05:23 AM
I must admit....I don't believe I have had crappie any other way.....

There is another way to cook them other than deep-frying????

Barnacle Bill
04-11-2005, 06:09 AM
Cast iron skillet!

GABoy
04-11-2005, 06:14 AM
Cast iron skillet!

Hmmmm.....interesting.....you still take them to the Crisco Ball with their tailor-made cornmeal coat though right??

Barnacle Bill
04-11-2005, 06:30 AM
Hmmmm.....interesting.....you still take them to the Crisco Ball with their tailor-made cornmeal coat though right??

Yeah, but don't tell my heart doctor. It just seems sacrilegious to eat them any other way. My first mother in law, who lived in Willacoochee, Ga spoiled me that way.

GABoy
04-11-2005, 07:07 AM
Yeah, but don't tell my heart doctor. It just seems sacrilegious to eat them any other way. My first mother in law, who lived in Willacoochee, Ga spoiled me that way.

Agreed....

Moose1am
04-11-2005, 03:19 PM
I woke up this morning at 6 am sick. Seems that I drank one too many bloddy cesars last night while cooking and eating those crappie filets. After three trips to the bathroom this morning and 6 Big Heavy Duty TUMS I was able to get back to sleep. Didn't go to bed last night until well after 2 am. Got a phone call at 10 am and still was not awake. Still feeling woosy. Maybe it was the sandwitches I fixed and at yesterday afternoon while fishing or the first two crappie filets that I only cooked for 5 min instead of 7 min. I started waiting for the oil to heat back up to 375 Deg F after each filet was cooked. That takes about 5 to 6 minute with my little deep fryer. It has one heat setting and that is full blast but it's elements must be small as it takes a good 15 minute to heat the oil up to FISH temp 375 when it's filled with cranola oil to the line. Frydaddy is the name of my deep frier.


I love the taste of fried fish with melted butter put on them as soon as you get them out of the frying pan. Then add some lemon juice (freshly squeezed) and some salt an pepper. I use the Cajen Flour and Corm Meal mix this time and it's pretty good. I still like that KY Lake stuff that they used at the TeeZur Tournament. I am going to have to remember to email Weezer and ask him who that guy is again that sells that stuff. I met the gentleman at the first Teezer Tournament when Dave Summers was still with us. I just cant' remember the name of the product. But that is my fault as I am getting old and senile these days. :(

crappster
04-11-2005, 03:32 PM
I like to take the crappie filets and season them with whatever favorite seasoning I feel like using, then frying them without any oil in a frying pan. Just use Pam cooking spray. Man they are good and still crunchy, but without all the oil that clogs your arteries!

Moose1am
04-11-2005, 06:04 PM
That sounds like a more healthy way to fix them. I must have drank tons of that cannola oil when I ate those filets last night.

My parents alway fried the fish in a heavy cast iron skillet and they seem to be less greasy when cooked that way. I will have to ask my mom how she fried them and what she used for grease. Getting information on this stuff out of her is nearly impossilbe without a lot of probing questions. She does not give out details or explain how see does things. She has to show me instead. If I ask her were something is in her house she cant' tell me where it's located but has to show me. She has always been like that so it's not old age.

Now my X wife would be able to explain in detail just where everything was or how to get somewhere or how to do something. She was as detailed as me. I did like that in her.




I like to take the crappie filets and season them with whatever favorite seasoning I feel like using, then frying them without any oil in a frying pan. Just use Pam cooking spray. Man they are good and still crunchy, but without all the oil that clogs your arteries!

CrappieLips
04-11-2005, 06:17 PM
Well my refrigerator is getting too full of crappie filet buckets so I decided to have some deep fried fresh crappie filets tonight. HUMMM They sure are good!

My front transducer is barely working now. It's actually (litterally) hanging by a few thin wires. The wiring where it plugs into my depth s0under is breakind. I can't replace this transducer as Humminbird no longer makes them. My humminbird LCR 8000 and the transom transducer still works fine but I need the trolling motor transducer to fish for crappie in deep brush piles effectively. If the few wires break and I can't repair the connector then it's time for a new depth sounder and another new trolling motor transducer.

I got so hungry tonight that I decided to get the deep frier out tonight and cook some fish. I only caught 6 fish this evening. They are about to spawn at Otter Pit. The eggs in the females are ripe. The two females that I caugth tonight were full of very rip eggs and they were only in 5 ft of water. I would say that it's time for them to spawn. I fished the deeper water today and didn't get a bit. There was another guy fishing my favorite prespawn spot and I say that he cleaned that spot out a bit. But most of the fish have gone into the shallower water now to spawn. The water temps in the shallows were in the upper 60's today.

Today was windy but hot. There were come clouds forming so it was about 50% cloud cover today. Air temp were in the mid 70s today and yesterday. Winds were at 20 mph out of the SSE today. I had to use 5 out of 5 setting on the Min-Kota 50 pound thrust all terrain to move against the wind.

I caught my fish in a small north bay in 4 to 6 ft of water from 5 pm to 6 pm. There is some deeper water within 100ft of the shallow water brush.

All in all it was a good day except for the damage that I did to my trolling motor mounted transducer plug in. It's almost shot but still working. When it dies I am going to have to spring for a new depth sounder. That Matrix 47 3D humminbird looks very good. Wish I could afford the sidescanning Humminbird units. Now with those baby's the fish would not have a chance. I could find a submarine with that baby.
Hey Moose;;; Take a pitcure of it, post it, when i bought my pro-gator it had a Hummingbird 8000 on it. But they had taken the finder off but left the transducer on the trolling motorfoot, I'll look and see if it's still around its been 4 years ago, but I'm the worlds biggest packrat. I know it's there but putting my hands on it might be a challenge, I might be able to help. Also get a snapshot of the connection butt end .

kmatcek
04-11-2005, 07:26 PM
Down here we always use 100% pure peanut oil when we deep fry fish. It seems like you have just as much oil left after a fish fry as when you started.
If you filter the oil so there is no cooking crud to get rancid it last for several cookings. But be warned if you ever get it too hot and it smokes chunk it out.

Jerry Blake
04-11-2005, 08:05 PM
I love them fried too - had a mess this evening. But if you want to try them baked here is a recipe my bunch likes:


Cheese Cracker Baked Crappie

Dry 8 to 10 crappie fillets on a paper towel

Place about 2-cups Cheez Nips or Cheese Rits crackers, 1/2-cup walnuts or pecans and about 1-tablespoon Cajun seasoning (more or less to taste) into a food processor and process into a fine meal

Coat fillets with about 2-tablespoons melted butter or olive oil and dredge in cracker meal mixture

Arrange fillets so that sides are touching but not overlapping in a glass baking dish coated with butter, non-stick cooking spray or olive oil

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes - serve hot

ribit
04-11-2005, 08:59 PM
Check the recipes on this web. Right be side messages er bouts. lol

Moose1am
04-13-2005, 07:36 PM
if it was made prior to 1986 is got the L shaped Lock connector. Right now the tansducer is still attached (mounted and taped) to the trolling motor and the other is still mounted to the back of the boat. I ordered a new portable humminbird transducer that should connect to my LCR 8000. Not sure how I can get the other end attached to the trolling motor but I will hopefully figure out a way when it gets here. I will try to scan the L connector when the new transducer and cable arrive and post back in here. If I don't forget.


Thanks for the offer. I will figure something out even if I have to buy a new sonar unit.

I fixed my cable in the mid section where it has broke and now after I got that fixed it breaks at the connector. I can't believe my luck these days.

I talked with Jerry Blake last night and he told me about your post. I would have missed it if not for Jerry telling me about it.





Hey Moose;;; Take a pitcure of it, post it, when i bought my pro-gator it had a Hummingbird 8000 on it. But they had taken the finder off but left the transducer on the trolling motorfoot, I'll look and see if it's still around its been 4 years ago, but I'm the worlds biggest packrat. I know it's there but putting my hands on it might be a challenge, I might be able to help. Also get a snapshot of the connection butt end .