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JD is definitely up there. I get FA too.
But always super glad to snag one.
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Originally posted by Alan L Alan L wrote:

Its getting a bit off the BN/Bass topic - but I do rate gurnard. And I don't have to go 40k for them.
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Two words - Grunter Hunter. Be good to catch up again
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Originally posted by Mc Tool Mc Tool wrote:

.... and John dory  is king for me . More about  the fact that I get FA j dory  than whether its tastier than the others  

I must try the skin on  thing .

If you get a chance MT check out Nicky Sinden. Her name may have changed, but she used to have a fishing show. A friend developed a JD rig for her that I used myself - it worked well. A sort of ledger rig with a sinker on the bottom and a sliding trace on the top half of the leader. Rat kings loved it, snapper were rather partial too, but it picked up a few JD's as well. Lovely fish

And yes to skin on. The scales are tiny, no scaling needed. Score the skin deeply before frying skin down, to avoid curling. The best solution to butter is more butter.
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Originally posted by waynorth waynorth wrote:

A friend developed a JD rig for her that I used myself - it worked well. A sort of ledger rig with a sinker on the bottom and a sliding trace on the top half of the leader. 

Found it!

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That's it MB

My leader to the sinker was longer to avoid the weeds but otherwise got it in one. Easy but effective - good luck.
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Just vacuum packed a pile of Taupo trout over night cold smoked yesterday. Tasted so good I ate 2 while doing the vacuum packing. 
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Originally posted by waynorth waynorth wrote:


If you get a chance MT check out Nicky Sinden.
 Sorry waynorth  , not a fan of hers  , way to much ridiculous fake laughing , squealing  and nail polish shots . . Im not saying she doesn't know her stuff , and the rig certainly looks good but Im  more Fishing and Adventure  .Smile
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Originally posted by Reel Deal Reel Deal wrote:

Just vacuum packed a pile of Taupo trout over night cold smoked yesterday. Tasted so good I ate 2 while doing the vacuum packing. 

I've just started cold smoking trout. Wow! I actually like eating trout now.

Very off topic LOL
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Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:

Originally posted by Alan L Alan L wrote:

Its getting a bit off the BN/Bass topic - but I do rate gurnard. And I don't have to go 40k for them.
Alan

Two words - Grunter Hunter. Be good to catch up again

Thats waay more than 40k.
Not sure what I am doing then - may not be in the country. Dunno. Will keep it in mind.
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Originally posted by MB MB wrote:

Originally posted by Reel Deal Reel Deal wrote:

Just vacuum packed a pile of Taupo trout over night cold smoked yesterday. Tasted so good I ate 2 while doing the vacuum packing. 

I've just started cold smoking trout. Wow! I actually like eating trout now.

Very off topic LOL
Maybe youi guys could share some cold smoke techniques. It is a bit trickier than hot smoke.
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As usual, one solution is to spend money 🙄

I bought a Smokai cold smoke generator which is brilliant. You can attach it to almost any container including a cardboard box.

1. Cure fillets for 24 hours in salt (50%) and white sugar (50%).

2. Rinse fillets, dry with paper towel and air dry in fridge for 3 hours.

3. Cold smoke trout for 6 hours.

4. Wrap fillets in cling film and leave in fridge
overnight.

5. Remove pin bones and slice thinly.
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