Cam went out fishing today with a friend and caught 3 Halibut, 2 Salmon and 1 Coho Salmon. This was a really neat learning experience for all of us. (Sorry to all my vegan readers!) He ate a fillet of the Coho with supper tonight and the rest is headed for the freezer.

We saw a lot of fish parts up close. Gills and roe:

In this female Coho you can see top to bottom: roe, swim bladder, liver, pyloric caeca which absorbs nutrients into the blood. It is similar to small intestine. You can also see the spleen on the upper right of the picture.

Halibut are creepy looking things. These fish are bottom feeders which explains why their eyes are on the same side of their face. They look so lopsided and sideways looking!

Even Oscar got to have a taste of the catch. Not a bad early supper.

You may notice that I’ve joined Flickr and now have a badge on my sidebar that will take you to more of my pictures if your interested! I’m still finding my way around and am trying to figure out how to size all these properly…. these don’t exactly fit at the moment….

12 Responses to Today’s Catch

  1. greenteacher says:

    Wow, what a catch! I may be vegan , but I totally believe in DIY, self-sufficiency eating. If I could get over the part where I had to kill the fish after having fished it, I would totally eat it! What a great start to your move.

  2. Krista says:

    Hey, I saw these on Flickr first but had to run so couldn’t comment, now I have a moment I have to say…. amazing! I love that you had a little science/anatomy fun while gutting the fish and took lots of photos, the colors are incredible and so clear. I am SO GLAD you got that camera!! Oscar is one lucky dog, I hope he realizes that (wink). I wonder if you’ll ever get used to the idea of eating fish and maybe even like it one day… I’d be in heaven with all that fish around, that and veggies and rice and I’d have everything I’d ever need. Sadly, fish is just too expensive here and we don’t get out on the water to catch our own. Alrighty, breakfast, gonna run.

  3. Krista says:

    ps, Kale and Sam REALLY love and appreciate you taking these photos. Thanks from them!

  4. Justine says:

    Freaky googly eyes.

  5. Kyrie says:

    Ahh! That Halibut is so creepy looking! I have never actually seen a halibut (is that strange?) I’ve done a lot of salmon and trout fishing, even prawn, crawfish and crab trapping, but I’ve never caught a Halibut. What a catch for Cam! Was the fish awesome? You probably didn’t eat any, though, right? ;P

    And NICE pictures!

  6. Annie says:

    I have to admit that I didn’t try any of the fish or crab so far. My *excuse* is that I’m ill and just getting over being nauseous so it’s better to wait until I’m better. Huh, huh… convincing. Maybe I’m just a chicken.

    Wish you could be here for the fish Krista. I was asking the guys what it would cost to buy the fish they caught. The estimate was in the hundreds of dollars. Of course we wouldn’t have bought that much fish but they are enjoying eating it.

    Kyrie- It’s not strange at all. I had only seen one the day before in a video online to see if Cam’s jigging looked like “real” jigging. (Ha! It did.) I had no idea they were bottom feeders or that they were so creepy looking.

    He’s only eaten the Coho and crab. The Halibut and Spring are in the freezer just waiting. Eating that not dead 4 hours Coho was pretty amazing though- or so he says.

  7. Ew that halibut is creepy. lol

    As for the Flickr thing, if you’re theme doesn’t allow for the 500px photos, you’ll have to try to resize the numbers in the html. I’ve never had good luck with this though. The photos never look nice. You might could change your theme’s dimensions though to allow your posts to be 500px. I don’t know how to do it but there are tutorials online.


  8. lisa says:

    Icky, but a great fish anatomy lesson.

    Lisa ;)

  9. Krista says:

    As Tara was saying, can you just widen your body a little to allow for the 500px pictures?
    Or does WP have the option to embed your photo into your draft and then drag the corner to make it bigger or smaller?
    And have you figured out how to take the code from the photo URL on Flickr and paste it into your post so that people can click on it to take them to the Flickr page? If not, let me know if you’d like help.

  10. Annie says:

    I’m not sure I can change this theme’s width, sadly enough. It’s the one thing I don’t like about it. I’ll have to try and few things. Thanks for the suggestions! I’ve continued to use my smug mug for all posts and I might just keep doing that? I don’t know yet. I hate getting acquainted with new systems of doing things!

    Krista, I don’t know to add them so people can click back. Do I have to copy the code they offer instead of right clicking and copying the image address, or is there a different way? I would like to do that too.

  11. Lucy Dolan says:

    What a catch! Halibut is extremely yummy and hard to come by (here). It sells for hundreds of pounds. The salmon looks fabulous too. Are you going to smoke or pickle any of it? Potted it nice too, in spiced clarified butter…..

  12. Krista says:

    Glad you figured out how to embed your photos from Flickr from my meager amount of help!

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