Celebrating Your Catch With Delicious Meals

Generally, anglers feel the fishing reward throughout the entire event. The preparation rewards you with excitement and hope; it rewards you when you spend hours attempting to hook a walleye or pike. The adventure rewards you when you feel tired after a struggle with a fish. The entire adventure is rewarding and complex, but the real, true reward is when the fish becomes your meal.

Studies show that most people spend at least twenty-five percent of their yearly income on processed or fast foods. Not only is this expensive and unhealthy, it is detrimental if your goal is remaining indigenous despite the oncoming technological revolution. Return to your natural roots by staying in touch with nature, eating, and thanking your kills for what they have given you. This is the true reward to fishing so do not take it lightly. You have earned this, so make it delicious! Check online or through camping cookbooks for appetizing recipes, which anglers can concoct while enjoying the great outdoors!

A Common Method for Grilling Northern Pike

You will need the following:

  • 1 pound(s) Northern Pike
  • 1/2 cup(s) Butter
  • 1 pinch of your favorite seasoning, we suggest Lemon Pepper
  1. Prepare the fish by cleaning the fish and removing that bothersome Y-Bone.
  2. Preheat the grill for ten to fifteen minutes, ensuring that it is 350 degrees before cooking. Remember to use foil, or a form of non-stick grill oil to prevent the fillets from sticking to the grill.
  3. Place butter in the area where the Y-bone once was.
  4. Lightly sprinkle the fillet with the seasoning you have selected.
  5. Keep on low heat and grill for about 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the fish. Typical rule of thumb suggests about ten minutes for every inch of thickness.

Testing The Fish: Check to see if the skin has fully separated from the meat.

Mustard Grilled Walleye

You will need the following:

  • Foil Entrée, Serves 4
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried parsley flakes
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder salt
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 pound walleye filets


  1. Mix lemon juice, mustard, parsley flakes and garlic powder.
  2. Spray cooking spray in the center of a large, heavy-duty sheet of aluminum foil. Arrange walleye on the center of sprayed foil.
  3. Brush walleye with lemon juice mixture until well covered.
  4. Wrap foil around the walleye to form an airtight, covered bag.
  5. Grill for 20-30 minutes depending on the thickness of the filets, turning once. Walleye should be flaky when done.

Nutrition Notes: 100 calories, 1g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 80mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 0g Carbohydrate, 20g protein, 2%DV Vitamin A, 4%DV Vitamin C, 0%DV calcium, 2%DV iron.

[This Recipe was written by: Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Department of Health]