Beef Ribs, ABT's on the Mini WSM, with a fishing story

Discussion in 'Beef' started by jckdanls 07, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    So I went camping at a few State Parks here in FL this week.. rained the whole time so that sucked... first I went to Lake Kissimmie St. Park and did a little fishing... they have this weir there and the bass were just laying in wait for the bait fish to come over the falls...

    this is the Wier... just cast up to it and retrieve faster than what the water was flowing.. made the bait look like it was hauling ass to get out of there


    this one was about 7 lb... biggest I got was pushing 9 lb



    So we left this park and went to Highlands Hammock State Park (Sebring).. The site of this years 3rd annual South Florida Gathering (link to post, http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/138307/2013-south-florida-gathering-3rd-annual-nov-8-10th ),,, here is where I did some ABT's and the beef ribs...

    some ABT's.. put seeds back in a little bit of the mixture for 6 hot ones.. rest were mild...




    Beef Ribs with a KISS... (SPOG)


    after 3 hrs.. ready to wrap with beer


    after 2 hrs in foil.. going back on to crisp up for 30 minutes


    and the Finished Product looks like this









    OOPPPPSSS... forgot to take pics when I cut them up... was so eager to eat that I forgot....








    so here is a BEAR VIEW of the last one

     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2013
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Looks like it was a fun trip Keith!!! Glad you didn't let the rain get you down!!!
    Oh the food looks Great too!!!
     
  3. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    7-9lb bass!?!?!? man i miss bass fishing!

    How was HH Park? 
     
  4. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    The mini is a great little traveler!   Keith is the bass going on the mini as well?  You should wash it down with an ice  cold Bass also!    Keith
     
  5. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice fish Keith...ribs look pretty darn good too!

    Bill
     
  6. [​IMG] Are you trying to kill me????   Fishing >> BIG bass >> ABTs >> and 'Que all in one thread??   If you'd tossed a [​IMG]in there, I think you darn near achieved perfection!!   I'm just a wee bit [​IMG] with envy but looks like you had an amazing day! 
     
  7. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good!
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome Chow there Keith !!!

    Nice Bass too---Almost a state record if it was caught in PA !!

    Gotta love them Beef Ribs!!!

    Thanks,

    Bear
     
  9. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks y'all... naaa.. bass didn't make it to the smoker... catch and release.. but I did give the one in the picture to a little 6-7 yo boy.. got him to take the picture for me (by myself) so I gave him that...
    you wouldn't believe how easy they were to catch... I could have made a 30 minute fishing show with no edits and had more in that 30 minutes than a recorded show... as for perfection... we had the :cheers: (hence the screen name)... Bear.. as far as records.. my personal record was broke about 5 times in this one outting... I was using a medium sized rattle trap.. said what the hell.. bigger bait means bigger fish.. right? so i tied on a large rattle trap.. 2nd cast was the 8-9 lb'r (no pictures.. a ranger and another fisherman took pics tho...
     
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I just checked:

    PA state record------- LM Bass----11 LBS 3 ounces-------caught in 1983.

    See what I mean----I guess because our growing season is so short for Bass.

    Bear
     
  11. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    that would break any record i have also! i'm going to have to plan a trip there
     
  12. Keith, looks like you had a good time. Food and fish look good too.
     
  13. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks Ron... even the worst, muddiest day was better than a day at work
     

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