Fishing for the Best Fish Recipe Ever

I found a recipe online titled “the very best fish recipe ever.” Let’s put the recipe to the test. I went to the supermarket and picked up all the ingredients except one, and you know what it is, the fish! Click SHOW MORE for info on the tackle, lake, recipes and more.


THE BOAT: is a Bass Hunter that I ordered from Bass Pro Shops about 12 years ago. They no longer sell it. Also, the Bass Hunter company seems to be out of business. Boats like it are still sold under the name Sun Dolphin. Do a Google search for “two man fishing boats.”

THE LURE is a Shroomz 1/15 oz. jig head with an 4 inch Arkie Twin Tail Trailer. The second lure was a 4.5 inch Yum Wooly Hawgtail, color Firetiger. (Misidentified in the video as a Yum Lizard.)

THE BAITCASTING REEL is a Shimano Calcutta 50B, from 2004. This model is no longer made.

THE BAITCASTING LINE is Firewire Stealth Braid in moss green, 15 pound test, 4 pound monofilament equivalent.

THE BAITCASTING ROD is a Shimano Compre, Model CPC68MC, 6’ 8” fast action, medium power. Suggested lure weight ⅛ to ¼ ounce. Suggested line weight 6 – 12 pound test. Purchased April 2016.

THE LAKE is called Lake Ketchabigwon (named by native Americans). It is almost 6 acres and is located in NE Ohio. It is 12 feet deep at it’s deepest. It sits on 37 acres of family owned private property.

FISH IN THE LAKE are largemouth bass, bluegill, white crappie, black crappie, yellow perch, channel catfish, and grass carp.

WHY KEEP SMALL BASS: We had biologists come out and do an electroshock survey of the lake. They found too many small, stunted bass. Their advice was to remove all bass under 12 inches, and to release the bigger ones. This rule is usually the opposite in large public lakes.

LARGEST FISH CAUGHT: The biggest was a grass carp I hooked and managed to beach. It weighed over 30 pounds. Next was a channel cat (accidentally caught while bass fishing) of 10 pounds. The largest crappie was 14¾ inches weighing 2 LBS and 1 oz. I did not measure the largest bluegill, but it had to be at least 10 inches. Finally, my largest bass was 6¾ pounds caught here at Lake Ketchabigwon.

WHERE TO GET A CAP LIKE MINE: You can get a “Juanelo Bait & Tackle” baseball cap here, In fact, you could put your own name on it.

VIDEOGRAPHY: The principal camera is my iPhone 6s Plus on a tripod. I also use an iPhone 5s as a close-up, counter-top camera when cooking. It is mounted on a small tripod. I use a Rhode microphone indoors to help lessen the echo. The video is edited on my MacBook Pro using Final Cut Pro X.


BACKGROUND MUSIC: “Country Sweetheart,” purchased from

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Follow the easy directions on the bag.

Recipe taken from here:

1 heaping cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
½ cup butter, softened
6 TBS. mayonnaise
4 TBS. lemon juice
⅓ cup chopped green onions
⅓ teaspoon of salt
⅓ teaspoon pepper
1 TBS. of lightly dried or freeze dried parsley
3 to 6 dashes Tabasco sauce
1½ pounds of small bass fillets (any mild fish will work)

Pre-heat the oven broiler; Grease baking sheet with thin coat of butter or butter spray.

Mix together parmesan cheese, butter, mayo, lemon juice, green onion, salt, pepper, parsley, and Tabasco in small bowl until well blended.

Arrange fish in a single layer in baking dish.

Broil fish for 7 minutes or until it flakes with a fork. Remove from oven and carefully spread parmesan mixture over top. Broil 2 additional minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.

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