Archive for August 2015

Cobb Lake

Spent the day fishing out at Cobb Lake, found a few new places to fish from that produced good results. Need to get the yak out on this lake to get to the perch and stripper but I will settle for bluegill till then. Ended up with 9 keepers ranging in size from 6 to 8 inches long.

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Catfish Cakes


1 lb. catfish fillets
1 medium onion, chopped
1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
1 tablespoon Miracle Whip
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning, or to taste
2 1/2 cups coarsely crushed buttery round crackers (Ritz, Townhouse, etc)
1 cup vegetable oil (for frying)
1 egg


Place your catfish filets in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until fish flakes easily with a fork. Drain off the water and mash up the fish. Stir in the onion, Miracle whip, mustard, Old Bay Seasoning, cracker crumbs and the egg. Mix it all together until it is evenly blended.

Heat up your oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Form the fish mixture into crab-cake style patties, and fry in the hot oil. When you pull them from the pan, drain on paper towels to pull off some of the excess oil. Serve hot.

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