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rps last won the day on August 12

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    randolph stainer

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    Holiday Island
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    Bass and Walleye fishing (especially topwater fishing)
    Gourmet cooking
    Rugby (retired player and coach)
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  1. rps


    The depth of the low DO water was exactly the depth from which I caught my limits on Aug 4 and Aug 6. All were caught between the Eagle Rock bridge and the first big bend uplake of there.
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    What's Cooking?

    Much more simple tonight. Meat sauce over weird pasta with a salad.
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    What's Cooking?

    All of you are intimidating me. I don't know if I should even post. Promise not to laugh. Top picture: Soft Shell Crab appetizer. Bottom picture: Lamb popsicle, roasted broccolini, and grilled tomato main course. Nancy made a baked ricotta dessert.
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    What's Cooking?

    Last night I seared two turkey thighs until the skin was dark brown. I diced an onion, two stalks of celery, and a carrot and threw them in the slow cooker. I added mushrooms (lots) and 4 large cloves of cracked garlic. I put in a large bundle of Simon and Garfunkel herbs. Lots of cracked pepper and a large pinch of salt. The turkey thighs went on top of the veg and I added enough chicken broth to cover half of the thighs. The crock went in the refrigerator overnight. This morning around 6:00 I took the crock out of the refrigerator and set the slow cooker on low. When we got home from school, I removed the thighs carefully. They were fall apart done. I wrapped them in foil and set them aside. I strained the solids out of the jus, making sure I squeezed all the juices from the veg. The jus did not need grease removed, but if it had I would have done so. I diced another small onion, a small red sweet pepper, and two stalks of celery. I added that to the jus and reheated the juice. As it heated, I added a large squeeze of tomato paste, a splash of Worcestershire sauce, and a generous splash of hot sauce. I made a roux and cooked it to pecan color. I added that to the liquid until the sauce thickened but did not become stiff. I had no file, but if I had, I would have added it at this point to season and to help the thickening. I diced the turkey from one thigh while discarding the skin and fat. That meat went into the gumbo. I reserved the other thigh meat for later use. Last I added the sweet corn. When I tasted, it needed salt, a bit more hot sauce, and something to brighten it. I used a bit of lemon juice for that. When the corn was hot I ladled to the bowl and served the rice on top. Is this authentic gumbo? No, of course not. I am not a Cajun grandmother cooking in cast iron over a wood fire on a high spot in the swamp. I did not add any fish, crawfish, alligator, or Andouille. I did not serve dirty rice. But it was quite tasty.
  5. rps

    What's Cooking?

    Slow cooker turkey sweet corn gumbo.
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    First time here...

    Old school resort, recently refurbished, upper end, slips, within 2 hours Branson: https://www.mapquest.com/us/missouri/fletchers-devils-dive-resort-353002535 Haven't been there but has a long reputation and I run by it when I am on the lake. Others may know more than I.
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    The Hard Way on the Upper End

    None up at this end.
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    Do you have any screen shots....

    I look for these features at the thermocline. Right now that means, on Tablerock, 28 - 30 feet. My most recent walleye trip, the bites came 28 to 35 feet deep. I don't know the Stockton thermocline point right now, but I am sure someone does.
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    Do you have any screen shots....

    As you know, Stockton is not my lake, but I can share what I have been finding successful. Inside bends where the flat humps up and then drops into the channel, especially if something (stumps, rocks, road beds) creates a break on a break. The bait fish are up on the hump and the game fish are just downhill where they can ambush. Outside bends right at the channel swing where it begins to break away from the bluff. Best if timber present. Check both the deep and the shallow side of the timber. In this type of location the bait fish are suspended out in the deeper water and the game fish come up from their hidey hole to ambush. I hope that helps.
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    What's Cooking?

    My beautiful wife enjoyed last night so much, she asked for a variation tonight. Minutes steaks with mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans.
  11. rps

    What's Cooking?

    Chicken Fried Chicken with gravy, spice roasted potato, and broccoli.
  12. rps

    Whatchya Drinking?

    Sorry about that. I should have warned you.
  13. rps

    What's Cooking?

    The drink is straight V8. I am taking a vacation from spirits. The sauce is homemade bbq sauce. (Tomato paste, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, salt, pepper, celery salt, Worcestershire sauce, sriracha, boiled cider, apple cider vinegar, and water.) The bark comes from my secret rub - salt and pepper.
  14. Went out early this morning to fish for bass. I have a possession limit of walleye in my freezer. I started with a top water. Fishermen catch turtles all the time. Cat fishers catch them on trot lines and on bottom bait with set rods and reels. Sometimes people fishing crank baits will snag one. Amateurs, one and all. I caught mine this morning when it slurped down a top water. Thought I had a heck of a fish until I brought it up near the boat. Has anyone else tried to take a treble hook out of the mouth of a turtle? It isn't easy. Once I got it out I had to reshape it. I did catch one bass on top water. I caught three others fishing a jig on a drop off into the channel. I caught 6 fishing a Ned on a 60 degree bank on a channel swing. Not one fish was a keeper, but I had fun.
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    What's Cooking?

    I can hear the crickets.

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