Well, I had a pretty good morning. Hooked 5 and got these all the way in. Time for some brine.
My brine recipe is an old one some of you might recognize.
1 gallon water
2 cups salt
2 cups Brown sugar
4 tbsp. garlic powder
8 tbsp. onion powder
1/2 cup molasses
2 oz bottle Mapeline
Heat water and dissolve everything well. Chill brine to ice water cold. Cut filets into chunks skin on. Brine 12 to 24 hours, I like 24.
I will get to the rest of the process tomorrow or Monday after I dry and form the pellicle. I caught these 150 feet from my back door.