Friday, May 8, 2015

Fishing Opener

It's time for fishing opener!  Here in the Lakes Area we have hundreds of lakes to choose from! There are thousands of fishermen and women getting their boats ready, stocking up on bait, and snacks, and heading up north to their favorite lakes. If you don't already have a cabin on your favorite lake or maybe you are ready to retire on your favorite fishing lake, we can help!  

Once you catch your limit of Walleye you are going to need the perfect recipe to cook it for the family.  I found this one on and we have been using it in our house for years.

Walleye (fresh caught,of course)

2 Eggs, beaten
1/2 cup of all purpose flour
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 pinch of salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 cups crushed saltine crackers
Vegetable oil for frying
1 lemon, cut into wedges

  1. Check the fillets to ensure all bones and skin have been removed. Cut the fillets into manageable pieces, if necessary.
  2. Place the beaten eggs a bowl and set aside. Combine the flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in another bowl. Pour the cracker crumbs into a third bowl.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer or large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Dip the fillets into the flour mixture, then the eggs, and then the cracker crumbs and set fillets aside on a plate. Test the oil: it will crackle and pop when a cracker crumb is dropped into it. Carefully lower 2 fillets into the hot oil. Cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side, using tongs to turn the fillets. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and repeat with remaining fillets. Serve with fresh lemon wedge

If you are looking for a recipe that is not the standard fried fish, check out our Pinterest Board - Walleye Recipes.
The weather up here looks pretty good, as Minnesotans we can always find something about the weather to complain about but we will also fish in just about any weather...

May 8th - Sunny, High 68, Low 37
May 9th - Sunny, High 66, Low 43
May 10th - Rain, High 47, Low 39

Heather Brown of WCCO finally answers the Question we ask ourselves every fishing opener...Why does   always land on the same weekend as Mothers Day.
For the answer check out this article Good Question - WCCO

Tweet your favorite lake to fish. @REMAXLAR #fishtastesgood