Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Whitlock's Bay Fishing

Our trip to Lake Oahe in South Dakota in May turned out to be a windy trip on the big water.
We stay at West Whitlocks State Park in one of the Capming Cabins. These cabins are great
for a couple of people, having both heat and air conditioning. When we could get on the lake
(the wind was blowing like crazy most of the time) we found the walleye's in about 12 ft. of
water on the points. We caught some nice fish in the 16-19" range with a few over 25". One night
we were sitting on the deck of the cabin and we were joined by a herd of deer that had to number
30. They were grazing within 30 yards of where we were sitting, totally oblivious to us. If deer
hunting is your sport, here is one of my favorite sausage recipes:


12 lbs. meat, 1/2 venison, 1/2 pork
1 tbsp. saltpeter (sodium nitrate)
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 cup salt
1 1/2 tbsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. allspice
1 tbsp. crushed chili pepper (optional)
Cut venison and pork into small chunks for
the grinder. Add all seasonings; mix thoroughly;
put through grinder using medium blade. Pack
meat in sausage bags or casings and hang it for
long smoking at a low temperature. If you wish,
the meat may be stored in a freezer and used as
you would good pork sausage. Smoking certainly
adds much to the flavor and is well worth the effort.

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