How do you cook one of these

Discussion in 'Bow Fishing' started by Pastor, May 17, 2018 at 4:30 PM.

  1. Pastor

    Pastor Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Leadwood.

  2. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Fry up some bacon, keep it far way from the bowfin.... Slice some homegrown tomatoes, slice some lettuce, real Mayo, etc... Toast some homemade bread.

    Make BLT sammich, open up a cold can of Blu, and throw bowfin in the trash heap.

    Enjoy!
     
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  3. Hooks

    Hooks Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2010
    Down the bayou
    In Louisiana we called them choupique
    (pronounced: shoe-pick). Look that up for some Cajun recipes.
     
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  4. Hooks

    Hooks Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2010
    Down the bayou
    Flathead is goujon.
    Crappie is sac-au-lait.
    Freshwater drum Is gaspergou.
    You are welcome.:wave1:
     
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  5. gurgalunas

    gurgalunas Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2013
    Platte City
    The good ol' boys on the IL River love those things. Not sure how they cook them, but they smoke just about any kind of fish there. I've had paddlefish and sturgeon smoked by them...
     
  6. bluecan

    bluecan Long time listener, first time caller

    I'll say it again, I wouldn't be eating a shoe pick when you have so much sack-o-lay to choose from.
     
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  7. Rack_Hunter

    Rack_Hunter Sensitivity Aficionado

    My bet is Oneshot has eaten one or more of them. Too bad he is gone from here. I talk to him every now and then. He’s doing ok I guess.
     
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  8. I love me some sac-au-lait.:D
     
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  9. Pastor

    Pastor Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Leadwood.
    Well it's gone. Was actually quite good. Texture was not like fish but had good flavor. Used Cajun Andy's seasoning and fried in clarified butter. Nate had 2nds and 3rds! 20180517_183203.jpg Screenshot_20180517-193539.png Screenshot_20180517-193626.png Screenshot_20180517-193646.png
     
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  10. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    I rek’n a person could batter and fry just anout anything and make it edible. :banging:
     
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  11. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Reform
    I remember reading an article in the Conservation Magazine, they fried them fresh best I can remember and said they were good. Can't remember how long ago it was I seen it, years for sure. Them buffalo and grass carp are good smoked.
     
  12. Muleskinner

    Muleskinner Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2006
    Osage County
    Never seen one let alone eat one. What body of water did you shoot it?
     
  13. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Reform
  14. 421sd

    421sd Part-time malcontent

    Dec 23, 2012
    Ozarks Plateau
    I’ve heard they’re good table fare. On the list to try this year.
     
  15. Pastor

    Pastor Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Leadwood.
    The Mississippi has saline creek backing up a bit near kaskaskia. I shot it in some backwater there
     
  16. Pastor

    Pastor Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Leadwood.
    It pretty much filleted like a bass. After removing the rib bones it was boneless
     
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  17. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017
    how's the Big Grin?
     
  18. 421sd

    421sd Part-time malcontent

    Dec 23, 2012
    Ozarks Plateau
    Believe it or not, I'm actually going on an expedition here in a few weeks with the express purpose of catching some of these on a the fly. They put up a terrific fight. Call me crazy.

    If I catch enough of these to make me happy, I may try for Alligator Gar on the fly too. (I know, REALLY CRAZY!!) If I get an Alligar to bite, I hope it's a relatively small one, say, less than 30 pounds......
     
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