Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer Fishing for Sunfish

Minnesota's lakes are filled with many varieties of fish, and with so many options, most people fish for the popular walleye.   Panfish can be just as fun to catch, and even better tasting than walleye.  Most people think of catching sunfish as a child's activity, but when the walleye bite slows down, it can be a lot of fun to target sunfish and crappies.

An evening's catch of sunfish

perfect setting for sunfish

The only gear needed for catching panfish is a lightweight rod and reel, bobbers, and a hook with a crawler. Most of the panfish we have been catching lately are up in the lily pads in 4-6 ft. of water.  The best part of catching these fish is they are usually more abundant than walleye, and fight a great deal even if they are not as large as most targeted species of fish.

I like to dip them in Cajun Fry Magic and fry them in hot oil.  I make a homemade tarter sauce and put some butter on the hot fillets. They go well with a cold beverage and some deep fried home fries.   The enjoyment of catching and cleaning panfish has me hooked!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

JB's Louisiana Cajun Cooking and Meat Thermometer

I am a subscriber to JB's Lousiniana Cajun Cooking channel, and have followed his cooking advice on a number of recent recipes.  JB is serious about smoking food and keeping his thirst quenched with some cold pops.  He is articulate and humorous, but a warning about his page....it is addictive.  He recommended a decent thermometer for cooking meat, so I posted a link to it above.  For 40 bucks, I will own one in a few days.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Netflix New Releases: June 2016


June 17 Cutest Animals (Season 1)
72 Dangerous Places (Season 1)

Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed(Seasons 1–2)

Gentlemen and Gangsters (Season 1)
The Good Witch (Season 1)

Off Camera (Series 1)
Pokémon: XY: Kalos Quest (Season 2)

June 2Beauty & the Beast (Season 3)

Pretty Little Liars (Season 6)

June 10LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship (Season 2)
Voltron: Legendary Defender (Season 1)

June 11Scandal (Season 5)

June 14The League (Season 7)

Jun 16Being Mary Jane (Season 3)
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 3)

June 17All Hail King Julien (Season 3)
Orange is the New Black (Season 4)

June 18Cedar Cove (Season 3)

Grey’s Anatomy (Season 12)

June 19Bunk’d (Season 1)

June 20Life Story (Series 1)

June 21Best Friends Whenever (Season 1)

June 24Dragons: Race to the Edge (Season 3)

June 30A Very Secret Service (Season 1)


June 17 Chinese Brothers (2015)
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Big Stone Gap (2014)
Bob Ross: Beauty Is Everywhere (1990)
Cold in July (2014)
Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land On The Moon? (2001)
Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution (2015)
(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (2015)
El Libro de Piedra (1969)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Extraordinary Tales (2015)
The Fear of 13 (2015)
Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez (2015)
The Great Alone (2015)
Hadwin's Judgement (2015)
J. Edgar (2011)
Jaco (2015)
Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)
Jurassic Park (1993)

Jurassic Park III (2001)

Lion Heart (2013)

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

Meadowland (2015)
The Odd Couple II (1998)
Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (2015)
Portrait of a Serial Monogamist (2015)
The Resurrection of Jake the Snake (2015)
Rock the Kasbah (2015)
Sam Klemke’s Time Machine (2015)
Second Coming (2014)

Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)
UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever (Caught on Tape) (1997)
Underdogs (2013)
What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (2015)
Wildlike (2014)

June 2Hibana: Spark (2016)

June 3Bo Burnham: Make Happy (2016)

June 6Darkweb (2015)

June 7Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)
Jarhead 3: The Seige (2016)

June 11Me Him Her (2016)

June 12Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (2015)

June 15After The Spill (2015)
Boom Bust Boom (2016)
The Giver (2014)
In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
Naz & Maalik (2015)
Night Owls (2015)
Poverty, Inc. (2014)
Top Spin (2015)
TransFatty Lives (2015)

Jun 16The Unborn (2009)

June 19I Am Thor (2015)

June 20The Making of Life Story (2016)

June 22Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
Spotlight (2015)

June 24The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
Justin Time GO! (2016)

June 27Cronies (2015)

June 29Life (2015)

June 30Palio (2015)
(T)ERROR (2015)