bream and bass

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Original poster
Dec 15, 2005
Haddock Georgia
Does anybody have a idea how to properly smoke bluegills and bass?
I have heard that they do not do well becuase of being so dry.


Smoking Guru
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Jul 7, 2005
Midvale, UT
Dan, unless I'm smoking salmon I just grill fish with a smoker pak (wood chips placed in a foil pouch with 8-9 holes punched in the top) placed over the burners or on top of the charcoal.


Master of the Pit
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Jul 3, 2005
Ripley WV
Dan,Ive never done bass or bluegill but have smoked a lot of trout.What I do is make a large pan or boat out of foil,leaving it open,mix up a little butter and lemon juice,lay the fish in and smoke just until done.Turning the fish over in the liquid at least once during the process keeps it very moist.You get the benefit or the smoke while not drying out your fish.David


Master of the Pit
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Dec 19, 2005
Beautiful Grand Rapids Michigan
I have found that when catching a lot of blue gill the tin foil approach is the best way.

Make sure you use enought butter or oil because other wise it will stick to the foil.

The only seasoning that I put on it is Lawry's and I can not get enough fish


Gone but not forgotten. RIP
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Jul 3, 2005
forks washington
hello markeli

try wrapping the fish in bacon and smoke at 225 for half an hour check and turn temp up to 300 till fish is done i just did some rockfish fillets this way and they turned out great i used meskete wood for smoke try seasoning them with season salt or lemon pepper hope this helps


Smoke Blower
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Feb 5, 2006
Magna, UT
I will try that next time I catch some we got blown off the lake today with no fish. maybe next time. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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