I found a 5 star pan fried tilapia recipe online. Usually when you see 5 stars you’ll see a chunk missing from the last star, but this recipe gets a solid 5! I wonder if it’ll work with bass. All I need are the bass! Click on SHOW MORE for info on the tackle, lake, recipes and much more.
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THE BOAT: Bass Hunter EX, purchased in March, 2018. It can be ordered here: http://www.basshunter.com/bass-hunter-ex.html.
THE MOTOR: A Minn Kota, Endura 55 with short shaft, 55 LBS of thrust. It runs on a 12v, deep cycle battery. This exact model has been discontinued.
THE LURE is a 4 inch Z-man Boar HogZ in Watermelon Red.
THE BAITCASTING REEL is a Shimano Calcutta 50B, from 2004. This model is no longer made.
THE BAITCASTING LINE is Firewire Stealth Braid in moss green, 15 LB test, 4 LB monofilament equivalent.
THE BAITCASTING ROD is a Shimano Compre, Model CPC68MC, 6’ 8” fast action, medium power. Suggested lure weight ⅛ to ¼ ounce. Suggested line weight 6 - 12 pound test. Purchased April 2016.
LEARN HOW TO FILLET A FISH HERE: https://youtu.be/KgiGqlrB0LM.
THE LAKE is called Lake Ketchabigwon (named by native Americans). It is almost 6 acres and is located in NE Ohio. It sits on 37 acres of property. The lake is private. It has a maximum depth of 12 feet. The small pond is ¾ acre with a maximum depth of 12 feet.
FISH IN THE LAKE are largemouth bass, bluegill, white crappie, black crappie, yellow perch, channel catfish, and grass carp
WHY KEEP SMALL BASS AND RETURN LARGER BASS: We had biologists perform an electroshock survey of the lake. They found too many small, stunted bass. There is only so much biomass to go around, and there are too many mouths to feed. Their advice was to remove all bass under 12 inches, and to release the bigger ones. This rule is usually the opposite in large public lakes.
WHERE TO GET A CAP LIKE MINE: You can get a “Juanelo Bait & Tackle” baseball cap here, https://www.inkpixi.com/by-clothing-type/baseball-hats. In fact, you could put your own name on it!
The principal camera is my iPhone X on a tripod. I also use an iPhone 6s Plus as a close-up, counter-top camera when cooking. It is mounted on a small tripod. I use a Rhode microphone indoors to help lessen the echo. The video is edited on my MacBook Pro using Final Cut Pro X.
BACKGROUND MUSIC is called “Country Sweetheart,” purchased from audioblocks.com.
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GREEN BEANS WITH TOMATOES
This recipe is from here: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/green-beans-with-tomatoes-recipe-2106142
½ chopped onion
3 TBS of olive oil
1¼ LBS of green beans, after trimming
15 oz can of crushed tomatoes
1¼ cups of water
1 teaspoon of salt
¼ teaspoon of pepper
⅛ to ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
Cook chopped onion in a pot with olive oil, about 5 minutes.
Add green beans, the can of crushed tomatoes, the water, salt, pepper and cinnamon.
Partially cover and simmer, 35 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
PAN FRIED SEASONED BASS
Recipe was inspired by the one here: http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/pan-fried-seasoned-tilapia-464936
4 tablespoons flour (almond flour, low-carb flour, or all purpose)
4 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup butter (1 stick)
⅓ cup of heavy cream
¼ cup of water
1 to 1½ LBS small bass fillets
Combine flour and spices in a Ziplock gallon bag and shake well to mix.
In a small bowl combine fish fillets, cream and water, and soak fish for a half hour.
Drain fillets well and add them to the bag with the flour and spices.
Blow some air into the bag and seal it well.
Shake the bag to thoroughly coat the fillets with the flour and spices.
Pan fry in butter in a large skillet on medium for about 2½ minutes each side.