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Snapping Turtle

  • hand fishing
    method
  • 15 lbs
    weight
29 Comments
87 Upvotes
  • Ice Fishing's avatar

    How’d you prep it?

  • Brian's avatar

    I just roll it in flour, brown it in a skillet then put it in a roaster with a little bit of water and stick it in the oven on 325 till tender and falling off the bone, make a milk gravy with the drippings and put some on the meat and serve up.

  • Brian's avatar

    @Ice

  • Brandon's avatar

    Sounds good

  • Anna's avatar

    How did you kill it

  • Mike's avatar

    Nice!!

  • Brian's avatar

    @Anna I chopped his head off.

  • Anna's avatar

    @Brian effective!

  • Brian's avatar

    @Anna yes it is, I didn't know how to put it politely so I just told you outright how I did it.

  • Anna's avatar

    @Brian haha! Just because I’m a lady doesn’t mean I can’t take it straight 🥃

  • Brian's avatar

    @Anna 👊🍻

  • I’ve chopped the head off turned around to grab something and had em walk away..... I like to marinate the limbs in home made bbq and salt for 12 hrs then cook the same way...... @Brandon don’t let your wife see this..... remember that one time hahahahahahahahahahaha

  • Brian's avatar

    @Aj that sounds good, I just might have to try it. 👍

  • Dave's avatar

    @Anna You made me laugh , thanks !!

  • Dave's avatar

    This reminds me of the song , “once I was swimming across turtle creek,,,Mann then snappers all around my feet “ ....... ( yeah I’m having one straight ) 🥃

  • Dave's avatar

    When I was just a little bitty boy my mama bought me a cute little toy,,,

  • Anna's avatar

    @Dave cheers!

  • Mingo's avatar

    @Brian I would check your local laws before making certain public post

  • Mingo's avatar

    @Brian I would check your local laws before making certain public post. While not a federally protected species the alligator snapper is given threatened status in some states and are prohibited from harvesting. I’m not the police but I wouldn’t be surprised if some belonged to this group

  • Brian's avatar

    @Mingo that was not an alligator snapper, they don't live in northern Illinois, just a common snapper.

  • Mingo's avatar

    Gotcha

  • Bruce's avatar

    Don't know about Illinois, but Indiana has closed season a bag limit and s size limit. I noodles for turtles for 40 years. Then they changed the rules plus I got s little older

  • Brian's avatar

    @Bruce you're braver than me, I don't think I could noodle for turtles.

  • Bruce's avatar

    Did it for years only got bit twice both times my fault. Noodling for catfish is tough. Especially the guys that go under water in the big rocks.

  • Brian's avatar

    @Bruce only time I got bit was about 40 years ago, was pulling turtles thru the ice, had 2 in a gunny sack thrown over my shoulder and 1 bit me thru the sack on my back, didn't break the skin but left a nice bruise on my shoulder blade.

  • Bruce's avatar

    Had the same thing happen to me. Lot of folks don't know u can catch them under the ice. Will post a pic if I can find it.

  • Brian's avatar

    @Bruce yep,me and my granddad used to always go as soon as the ice was thick enough to walk on, he just loved it. I think about that every winter.

  • Ronnie's avatar

    He'll yea good eatts there

  • Shawn's avatar

    nice

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