Fishing & Boating in the Northwoods

An Open Letter On Fishing Regulations

Walleye caught on Rainy Lake with fishing guide

The open letter in this article was sent to the Minnesota DNR in response to changes in fishing regulations on Lake Kabetogama. For all of the years I have fished and hunted, in all of the lakes, on all of the lands and in all of the states where I have been privileged to have […]

Mango Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

mango hollandaise

Now here’s an easy, no-brainer recipe of mine for a sauce that will really add some pizzazz to what may have been a somewhat blah piece of fish using mango! It will work equally well on fried, broiled or even grilled fish like walleye, northern pike, perch or bass! In the photo shown, I also […]

Fish Stock & Velouté Recipe

Walleye catch

Before I get into how to make fish stock, it’s interesting to note that there are really only five basic sauces – starting points – from which all other sauces begin. Referred to as “mother sauces”, each is literally the head, or mother, of its own unique family of sauces it can produce. Each has, […]

Fish Dip Recipe with Walleye Cheeks

fish dip with walleye cheeks appetizer

Here’s an example of a very quick and simple-to-make fish dip that will elicit a lot of oohs and ahhs! The main ingredient – walleye “cheeks” – is one that is normally tossed out after the fillets are removed from the fish. If you are unsure as to what the cheeks are, view my step-by-step […]

Pan Fried Fish Recipe

fried fish plate

Love fried fish? Ever wonder what to do with all those broken potato or tortilla chips that fall to the bottom of the bag? They’re too small to eat and usually they just get thrown away. Well, here’s a way to answer both of those questions, especially if you’re on a camping or fishing trip. […]

Walleye Oscar Recipe

walleye oscar

This recipe for Walleye Oscar is a dish based on how I first learned to prepare Veal Oscar – one of my favorites – the recipe for which I acquired from Chef Joseph Insalago, while working in Marina Del Rey, California. Fresh fish is always available there (and even here in the heart of the […]

Fish Tacos Recipe

fish tacos

Many restaurants at which we have dined have featured fish tacos on the menu. Having thought it was a novel idea, I decided I should maybe try to make some in my own kitchen! So, just the other day when I wanted to have fish for dinner, the image of fish tacos popped into my […]

Horseradish-Encrusted Whitefish Recipe

horseradish encrusted whitefish plated

I once asked the chef at a very exquisite fine-dining restaurant if he would share with me his recipe for Horseradish-Encrusted Whitefish. It was an awesome dish, but a recipe that I had assumed would be quite difficult to replicate. Surprisingly, it was not! (This page may contain affiliate links, which means I may earn […]

Walleye Meuniere Recipe

Walleye Meuniere

It has always been amazing to me that the most excellent tasting dishes are often the simplest to prepare. The recipe here for walleye done meuniere style is one I learned a long time ago. If you’re not familiar with what Meuniere sauce is, it is a simple preparation of clarified butter and lemon and […]