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  1. Brittany Chukarman

    RIP Charlie Daniels

    When my nephew was in Iraq he was sitting at a table alone eating lunch when he heard a voice asking if they could join him. The voice said "I'm Charlie Daniels and your name is?" He laid his tray down, stuck out his hand and thanked him for his service. They ate together and had a great...
  2. Brittany Chukarman

    I had a crappie 4th

    Yes, Brownlee Reservoir. Crappie are coming on good and cats have been good for a month now. Today's box. There's 10 5lb average cats below the crappie and a 15" crappie below the cats
  3. Brittany Chukarman

    RIP Charlie Daniels

    Along with Willie Nelson he was the most influential musician on my life. Saw him in a big arena with Willie and Jerry Jeff and again in the old gym at UN in Reno. Rest in peace my friend
  4. Brittany Chukarman

    Options for keeping meat in the field for 14 days.

    Find a butcher with a walk in freezer. Ask if they have room to store your coolers of boned out meat. Bone out the animal and put in labeled ziplocks and duct tape around the cooler seal.
  5. Brittany Chukarman

    I had a crappie 4th

    23-26' deep in 38' of water. For the most part these fish had recovered from the spawn and are now feeding on crappie fry. A big 14" female was busting with ripe eggs and a 11"er was leaking eggs.
  6. Brittany Chukarman

    I had a crappie 4th

    I wasn't looking forward to fishing today but it turned out all right. We got out early and all the campers slept in. Got on the crappie early and got them before any boats showed up. Finished the day with a little catfishing. half the crappie catch and the cats
  7. Brittany Chukarman

    Father’s Day

    Cooking his favorites. He came for waffle and elk sausage breakfast and this evening will be razor clams with clam chowder. 93 years old, I'm really lucky.
  8. Brittany Chukarman

    The girls wanted a fish fry

    For the most part you would be right. This a 52 mile long reservoir on the Snake River, the first reservoir of the Hell's Canyon complex built by Idaho Power in the 50's. Probably the best warmwater fishery for a variety of species in the Northwest.
  9. Brittany Chukarman

    The girls wanted a fish fry

    I haven't seen any chicks yet. We had some heavy rain and hail storms this month so I just don't know how the hatch was. I'll be out there a lot next month and I'll let you know what I see.
  10. Brittany Chukarman

    The girls wanted a fish fry

    Took my wife and great-niece out for a few hours yesterday. The niece pulled in 3 cats and my wife caught 2. Did a little crappie fishing to finish out the menu.
  11. Brittany Chukarman

    Friday Tunes

    CDB blues with a jazzy intro
  12. Brittany Chukarman

    Fish Batter/Recipes

    Especially for cats but we've done it with other white meated fish, ocean and freshwater. Hard to put into words but it kind of makes them pop, freshens them up. When we fry cats with a cornmeal type breading like Zatarain's Fish Fry we soak them in mustard water or even coat them with mustard...
  13. Brittany Chukarman

    Fish Batter/Recipes

    For a crispy coating shake in seasoned flour, dip in egg wash and roll in panko. For a light breading 1 cup of corn flour and a teaspoon each of garlic salt, onion powder, cayenne, basil and salt. For spicier double the cayenne. If the fish has been in the freezer for a couple months or more...
  14. Brittany Chukarman

    Anyone recommend a good electric fillet knife?

    American Angler Pro. I got over 2 years out of my first one. Next one I got just over a year out of, hope they didn't cheapen up the manufacturing.Before they came out with that model I used A.A. Ultras and Rapalas and would go through 2 a season. Blades are a problem. Even some new blades are...
  15. Brittany Chukarman

    Trying to learn to fish

    One of my very best catfish clients relocated to the Phoenix area. He fishes the canals for cats and does well. Fishing on the bottom with shrimp. The cheapest farm raised shrimp you can find, 31-35 per pound.
  16. Brittany Chukarman

    Cats in the morning, crappie in the afternoon

    Cats were caught bobber fishing 4' down in 7' of water. I've never seen the crickets down this way. Crappie were suspended 16-26' deep off big rock structure. All females busting with eggs, complete opposite of last week. The reservoir is basically full so these fish should spawn successfully.
  17. Brittany Chukarman

    Cats in the morning, crappie in the afternoon

    Had a good combo trip yesterday. Nice, calm day to be out there.
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