Sunday, May 14, 2006

A Minnesota Mother's Day

Mother's Day is the second Sunday of May. The fishing season opener for walleye (and northern pike, but mostly walleye) in Minnesota is two weekends before Memorial Day weekend. The two coincide more often than not.

Walleye is Minnesota's official state fish. A major part of my job is raising and stocking walleye into lakes, although a large proportion of the walleye caught in Minnesota are not stocked, but from natural reproduction. Still, we are criticized that we don't stock enough.

My Mother's Day dinner consisted of fried walleye, purchased from the local grocery store, and commercially caught in Canada. Two pounds cost about as much as one fishing license. I will purchase a fishing license, when I get around to it, because there are still a lot of crappies and bluegills to catch this summer, and maybe even a walleye.

Accompanying the walleye, which were very tasty, were grilled vegetables and a wild rice blend. A wonderful meal, all in all.

The Hermit is off to Edmonton, Alberta for a week of work. I'm keeping the home fires burning.


pablo said...

I guess you didn't get to eat the dinner in bed then?

Cindy said...

yum, my favorite fish! My hubby puts more time into fishing for walleye than any other species. A belated Happy Mothers Day Deb. :)

Deb said...

pablo- no, actually the morning went just as I had envisioned, complete with dog and cat, I ended up cooking the blueberry pancakes, and dinner in bed...well, no. But it was nice.

Cindy- They are tasty, aren't they? I like the smaller ones, about 14-15 inches is perfect. I should try raising them in my pond.

Floridacracker said...

Sounds pretty good. I hope your Mother's day was a happy one!

Deb said...

FC- It was, for the most part. I didn't get breakfast in bed though.