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Fishermen & Broiled Large-mouth Bass

March 22, 2012

DH loves fish, not just the gold ones in his pond or sea monster in his aquarium. He grew up fishing in lakes & ponds across Tennessee, Mississippi & Arkansas. The problem right now is lack of time. he works so many hours it’s difficult to find time to drop a line in the water.

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Enter Harry. Harry has recently discovered fishing & absolutely loves it, so now, whenever he goes out & catches a bass, as opposed to a crappie or trout, he will call to ask if DH wants it.

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(I love how Moxie was supervising this process.)

On this particular afternoon, Harry had caught a couple of nice-size bass, brought them home & kept them fresh in his backyard stream until DH came in from work. Fish are easier to clean when they are fresh.

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I didn’t photograph the cleaning process, mainly because I didn’t want scales all over my legs as DH did his expert job.

Broiled Large-mouth Bass

If the bass are large enough, DH fillets them, which makes broiling much easier. Fish is one of the easiest, quickest meals to prepare…once they’re caught, that is.


  • Bass Fillets
  • Salted Water
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Sea Salt & Pepper
  • Fresh Lemon Juice


  1. After the fish have been cleaned place in a bowl of lightly salted water to soak in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. This removes any fishiness from the flavor. (If these were catfish I would say soak in salted milk.)
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Place drained & patted dry fish in lightly oiled glass baking dish.
  4. Place small pieces of butter over the fish.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes, then turn on broiler at 500 degrees (High) & allow time to brown, 3 to 6 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven & cool for 3 minutes.
  7. Squeeze lemon over fish & serve.

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