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Fish: Bluegill

A Good/New way to eat your Bluegills

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 9/15/2020 12:50:46 PM     Points: 54    
Recently was out with the team fishing for big bluegills, but we wanted to switch it up for the cooking process...We brainstormed a few ideas but settled on trying Ceviche with Bluegill meat. It came out AMAZING and very happy to have experimented with that! If you like fresh salsa or ceviche, you won't be sorry if you try this!

FISHING REPORT: We filmed this before the weekend before the Coldsnap hit so the water was warm and nothing big for temp flucuations yet for the area I was fishing. The bluegill bite was active and so was the trout bite haha. We used small 2-3" senkos or swimbaits and it did very well...Caught a 2.5# LMB and a few good size rainbows, one being near 20". We also did some fly fishing but only could manage small ones doing that.

Hope you guys enjoy the video! I have a full ingredient and cooking process in the description of the video itself too. Pics as always! Tight lines everyone🎣🎣🎣

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 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: Sep. 15, 3:25:34 PM     Points: 1871    
Looks delicious will have to try that.
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Sep. 15, 4:07:50 PM     Points: 56302    
Making me hungry!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Sep. 15, 6:43:07 PM     Points: 38181    
Cool stuff guys! Im leery of eating uncooked freshwater fish myself...and overly fond of deep fried, but that did look good!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Sep. 15, 7:32:04 PM     Points: 54    
RogBow

It turned out great, a lot better then we expected...Fried bluegill is delicious but thought we would switch it up😀

Goosehunter82

LoL Honestly, editing this last night made me hungry too...Wish we had more of it!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Sep. 15, 7:33:50 PM     Points: 54    
bron

Understandable on that Bron! It definitely makes some people a little uneasy but we just went with it. It came out really good in the end but I definitely understand your concern!
 Reply by: The Fast Forester      Posted: Sep. 15, 10:10:55 PM     Points: 402    
Nice work Team CO.F.F. Gill ceviche, wow! You guys are as great of cooks as you are at fishing. Off to raid the fridge...
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: Sep. 16, 11:43:58 AM     Points: 265    
interesting..i thought freshwater ceviche was dangerous because of worms that can exist

but after doing my own research..sounds like if you freeze your fish first then make ceviche with it you are generally good to go..apparently this goes for saltwater fish as well and it is a standard practice at sushi shops and places that serve raw/fish cooked with citrus and required by FDA in many states

thanks for making me look back into this..i always thought freshwater ceviche was a no-go..but sounds like with proper precautions (freeze first) its another great way to enjoy a catch!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Sep. 16, 1:38:44 PM     Points: 54    
-The Fast Forester

Haha luckily ceviche doesn't require much for us to do besides chop up some vegetables! Appreciate the kind words man!!

-3wayfisha

I've heard of that as well... I know a small handfull of people that have been eating freshwater fish ceviche for a long time and have never had any problems...Freezing the fish like you mentioned can really help, or probably cutting the pieces a little thinner would help too. Came out delicious though! Appreciate the knowledge and concern!!
 Reply by: Smelly      Posted: Sep. 16, 4:06:20 PM     Points: 24252    
There was a post like this before a while back. Using freshwater drum for ceviche . I forget the links. But the bottom line was that the warmer the water the fish comes from . And the more shallow the water it lives in. The more likely it will be a host to parasites. Freezing doesnít kill all parasites. Cooking does. 3wayfisha is on point. Eating uncooked freshwater fish isnít a good idea. And it could make you extremely sick.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Sep. 16, 6:15:51 PM     Points: 38181    
I think that post was from Ajax and he tried it with Boyd walleye.