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Fish Fun
« on: May 19, 2013, 10:15:00 PM »
Finally got out to do some bowfishing for a couple of hours this morning  :)  

Looking forward to eating our "catch"  :)  

 
Have a nice day!
Kevin

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Re: Fish Fun
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2013, 10:27:00 PM »
Way to go, Kevin!

Congrats,

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Re: Fish Fun
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2013, 10:59:00 PM »
Thats a lot of fish to clean.

Congrats!
Relax,

You'll live longer!

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Re: Fish Fun
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2013, 11:18:00 AM »
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Originally posted by Cyclic-Rivers:
Thats a lot of fish to clean.

Congrats!
You said it!  :)  
I've got to figure out a better way to get through those steel like scales on gar LOL!!!
Have a nice day!
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Re: Fish Fun
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2013, 12:57:00 PM »
Pretty cool.  I am going to attempt it this year for the first time.  Looks like you had a good time.
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Re: Fish Fun
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 09:00:00 AM »
WOW - way cool  :thumbsup:
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Re: Fish Fun
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2013, 10:28:00 PM »
Nice mess of fish!
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Re: Fish Fun
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2013, 06:15:00 AM »
Very nice.

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Re: Fish Fun
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2013, 08:11:00 PM »
Kevin,

Do you have any good gar recipes?  I am so looking forward to taking on these prehistoric critters with my bow!!

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Re: Fish Fun
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2013, 08:43:00 PM »
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Kevin,

Do you have any good gar recipes?  I am so looking forward to taking on these prehistoric critters with my bow!!

Bob C
Bob,

To date I have only fried it.  I love fried fish!!
I either dip it in a mixture of egg and soy milk before rolling it in cornmeal....or dip it in a mixture of soy milk, hot sauce, and mustard...then roll in corn meal and fry....

I am planning on trying some Asian inspired dishes with gar as the "meat".  My friend Larry Hatfield posts a bunch of great recipies for this type of cooking on another archery forum.  

I'd say that any recipe that bass is suited for would be great for gar.  Hope that helps!
Have a nice day!
Kevin

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Re: Fish Fun
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2013, 09:48:00 AM »
Here's how we clean the gar. 2 blocks of wood, nailed to a board, to form a "v". Then put a piece on top of the "v" to cover it. Now, the head goes into the "v" to hold the gar. Then get a sharp machete, hatchet or cane knife and starting from the tail, chop a strip off of the top of the fish all the way to the head. Then you should be able to work the meat out.

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Re: Fish Fun
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2013, 10:32:00 AM »
Thanks for the cleaning suggestion KOOK68!!  I'll have to give that a try  :)
Have a nice day!
Kevin

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Re: Fish Fun
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2013, 05:46:00 PM »
Grew up in San Antonio, we always used sheet metal scissors to cut down the back and from top to belly behind the head and by the tail then fillet the meat off from there. Tedious fish no matter how you do it but was worth it!! Good luck!

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Re: Fish Fun
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2013, 09:07:00 PM »
NCArrowflinger,

When you say sheet metal scissors..is that the same as tin snips??  I just read in a book about using tin snips along with having a special knife with a foot step and long handle attached...

The lazy in me is trying to figure out how to get past the "tedious"  :)  LOL!!!

BTW...San Antonio is a great town!!!
Have a nice day!
Kevin

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Re: Fish Fun
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2013, 02:09:00 AM »
:thumbsup:
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Re: Fish Fun
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2013, 01:39:00 AM »
Congrats!  :archer:

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Re: Fish Fun
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2013, 07:33:00 AM »
I always use tin snips and cut from the backbone down. Then fillet the meat off the ribs. One thing I didn't see mentioned is that once you fillet the meat don't soak it in water only rinse it. The gar meat will absorb the water and become chewy

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Re: Fish Fun
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2013, 10:55:00 AM »
Nice shooting! I hear they are really tasty.
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Re: Fish Fun
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2013, 12:28:00 PM »
Went carp shootin for the first time the other night..we got 19..I got 4.. Had a blast!! Didnt get home till 6 in the morning..
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Re: Fish Fun
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2013, 10:57:00 PM »
Broke N Arrow,

Fish hunting is super fun!!! Congrats on your carp deal!!!
Have a nice day!
Kevin

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