Friday, February 11, 2011

Ice Fishing!

The ice is almost a foot thick at the top of Cayuga Lake and the perch are biting. There have also been reports of lake trout being caught. As always, the NYS DEC website has good information on how to ice fish, safety tips, rules, regulations, and where to find fish.
Perch are sometimes called poor man's shrimp...simply boil the fillets just a minute or 2 until the flesh is white and cooked through (do not overcook or the meat can get tough). Chill the perch fillets and serve as you would a shrimp cocktail...with some fresh lemon wedges and cocktail sauce. Yum!


  1. I'm not much of an ice fisherman, but perch are indeed very good.

  2. Thanks for your comment. They are tasty no matter how you catch them and abundant in our lakes.

  3. Thanks for the tip. I hope you don't mind me referencing this post in my blog. My great-grandmother wrote about a friend bringing fresh fish to dinner in March 1936 so I was looking around & found this.

    1. I have actually moved most of the content of this blog to more of a website. You can find more recipes there at I wonder how they prepared the fish in 1936?!