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Re: Lake Billy Chinook Bull Trout.

Postby rlown » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:33 am

Mike, You knew I'd ask, but what is your chowder recipe?



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Re: Lake Billy Chinook Bull Trout.

Postby oldranger » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:06 am

Got basic recipe from internet
1c chopped celery
1 c chopped onion
1 c chopped bell pepper (i use the red ones)
minced garlic

Above is sautéed in butter before adding to

1 qt chicken broth boiling with one cup of chopped potatoes after the potatoes are soft.
Salt and pepper to taste.

turn down heat to simmer.
Then add 1 can of creamed corn and finish off with 1 c of half and half.

My twist on the recipe is that I add teaspoon of liquid smoke, use smoked salt, a couple of bay leaves as I'm boiling the potatoes and in the sautéed mix and the broth add liberal amounts of dill. Seems that others think it is pretty good--oh yeah lots of fish--I have used smoked bonita, crab, king salmon in the recipe. This week I will be using smoked pink salmon and next week the smoked bull trout. I add enough fish that every single mouthful of chowder has fish in it.
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Re: Lake Billy Chinook Bull Trout.

Postby oldranger » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:11 am

limpingcrab wrote:Beautiful fish!

Thanks for sharing to get us all excited for fishing season!


Fishing season is all year in my boat! Except when my wife says, road trip! So I missed fishing in Dec and October in 2017.
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Re: Lake Billy Chinook Bull Trout.

Postby rlown » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:15 am

sounds tasty, Mike!
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Re: Lake Billy Chinook Bull Trout.

Postby Troutdog 59 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:30 am

Beautiful Bull Mike!! Green with envy. We cant get those down this way.
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Re: Lake Billy Chinook Bull Trout.

Postby giantbrookie » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:26 pm

Gawd that's a beast and I'm sure it's tasty, too. I'm certainly envious. It will be awhile before I zip off any freshwater casts and I haven't been put too many casts into the Pacific this year, either.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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Re: Lake Billy Chinook Bull Trout.

Postby oldranger » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:34 pm

Troutdog 59 wrote:Beautiful Bull Mike!! Green with envy. We cant get those down this way.


Lake Billy Chinook is about the only place I know of in the lower 48 where you can keep one (though I didn't plan on keeping this one but I couldn't get it unhooked without taking it out of the water for several minutes.So I had no choice).
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Re: Lake Billy Chinook Bull Trout.

Postby jeremiahkim » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:27 pm

What a fish. Thanks for sharing!
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