Got To Love Pirogue Fishing

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Re: Got To Love Pirogue Fishing

Postby beekeeper » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:25 pm

Early trip out on the lake. Not too many fish but still nice.
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Trips up the bayou were better fishing.
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Re: Got To Love Pirogue Fishing

Postby Kayak Jack » Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:54 am

You were up awfully early there, J D!
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Re: Got To Love Pirogue Fishing

Postby oldsparkey » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:59 am

You never mention it and I have to ask........
The water you are fishing sure looks like the type they would like. Here in Florida the best area for them are the quiet back water areas. You can also find them in the rivers and lakes. They like to hit the same baits that Bass will hit. They do put up a pretty good fight when caught but are no good for the frying pan.

Not sure which name you use for them since different parts of the country have different names for them. I will list a few of them and hope one is right

The fish in question is the Mud fish , Cypress Bass , Cypress Trout , Bow fin , Dog fish , Mud Pike , Griddle , Grinnel and Choupique.
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Re: Got To Love Pirogue Fishing

Postby Kayak Jack » Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:53 pm

What's called a dogfish in Michigan, is a very primitive fish. No good to eat, I've been told. But, then, I suppose that I'm lucky to have never been that hungry to have one taste good. That does indeed make us lucky.
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Re: Got To Love Pirogue Fishing

Postby beekeeper » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:54 pm

Kayak Jack wrote:You were up awfully early there, J D!


Most of the year in Louisiana there are three choices when going fishing.
Go early in the morning, heat stroke, or stay home.
I like to fish so I go early.

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Re: Got To Love Pirogue Fishing

Postby loafer » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:42 pm

filleted on the boat and kept on ice to be cooked fresh they are very tasty
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Re: Got To Love Pirogue Fishing

Postby oldsparkey » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:14 am

Kayak Jack wrote:What's called a dogfish in Michigan, is a very primitive fish. No good to eat, I've been told. But, then, I suppose that I'm lucky to have never been that hungry to have one taste good. That does indeed make us lucky.


Jack.......

Thanks for the response and like in Michigan we call them a dogfish or mudfish. :D
I think I have my answered and I guess they don't have any Mud fish , Cypress Bass , Cypress Trout , Bow fin , Dog fish , Mud Pike , Griddle , Grinnel or Choupique in Louisiana.
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Re: Got To Love Pirogue Fishing

Postby beekeeper » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:29 am

oldsparkey wrote:You never mention it and I have to ask........

Not sure which name you use for them since different parts of the country have different names for them. I will list a few of them and hope one is right

The fish in question is the Mud fish , Cypress Bass , Cypress Trout , Bow fin , Dog fish , Mud Pike , Griddle , Grinnel and Choupique.


I have heard most of the above names. Usually bow fin or grinnel in north Louisiana. South Louisiana = choupique (Cajun) or cotton fish (red neck).
Ate some fish balls made with choupique one time and they were very good. I'm lazy and the preparation process was pretty lengthily so we have not tried to cook any our self.
They do put up a respectable fight, but can be very hard on tackle. They are strong and can even pull a rod and reel overboard(never to be found) if the rod is laid across the gunnels of a pirogue while trying to release one. :shock: :x Always secure the rod inside the boat. (Don't ask me how I know this :lol: )

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Re: Got To Love Pirogue Fishing

Postby beekeeper » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:29 pm

The water levels and fishing success have been up and down recently, but always fun to go.
Hard not to enjoy being on the bayou:
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Or catching these(2lb./13oz. a very Kentucky around these parts):
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Re: Got To Love Pirogue Fishing

Postby Kayak Jack » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:37 pm

Good going, Grampa!
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