Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-17-2017, 03:54 PM
Rustyt1953's Avatar
Rustyt1953 Rustyt1953 is online now
US Veteran
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 13,474
Likes: 22,125
Liked 65,251 Times in 11,157 Posts
Default The fishin' cooler.

My brother and I were talking and after squeezing everything we could out of shoes, ships and sealing wax, the topic turned to dad and fishing.

When dad took us on a daylong or weekend fishing trip, he usually, as he was a creature of habit, packed the same goodies (with few variations) in his old metal cooler:

Rag baloney, colby cheese, mustard, white bread, Vienna Sausages, potted meat, sardines in mustard, saltines, pickled eggs, pork rinds, circus peanuts and Moon Pies.

Dave and I, out of tradition, whether together or separately, have also included those hillbilly staples in our coolers. Our grandkids call it 'old timey' food.

I try to keep that stuff around to remind me of fun, gentler times. Besides, I like it.

What are your favorite go to cooler goodies?
__________________
I'm here all week
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-17-2017, 04:09 PM
vonn's Avatar
vonn vonn is offline
US Veteran
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: houston,texas
Posts: 4,805
Likes: 73,411
Liked 16,742 Times in 3,809 Posts
Default

Sounds a lot like my list,where was your Dad raised? I add sharp cheddar and deer sausage along with honey buns.
__________________
Hue 68 noli me tangere
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #3  
Old 07-17-2017, 04:18 PM
Rustyt1953's Avatar
Rustyt1953 Rustyt1953 is online now
US Veteran
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 13,474
Likes: 22,125
Liked 65,251 Times in 11,157 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vonn View Post
Sounds a lot like my list,where was your Dad raised? I add sharp cheddar and deer sausage along with honey buns.
Dad used to tell people that he was from Maine.....

"The main part of Kentucky".
__________________
I'm here all week
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-17-2017, 04:23 PM
Ole Joe Clark's Avatar
Ole Joe Clark Ole Joe Clark is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Alabama
Posts: 813
Likes: 601
Liked 1,268 Times in 427 Posts
Default

I don't ever remember going fishing with my Dad, he passed away when I was 9 years old.

When my wife and I go fishing I let her handle the food and I eat like a king. When I used to go by my self, I would pack whatever I could find, Vienna sausage, Beanie Wieners, maybe a sandwich or two.

Have a blessed day,

Leon
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #5  
Old 07-17-2017, 04:41 PM
Fishinfool Fishinfool is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,994
Likes: 2,237
Liked 3,209 Times in 1,078 Posts
Default

I like to fish up on Lake Ontario for salmon and trout. I keep two coolers on the boat - a 120 quart, mounted on the transom, strictly for fish. One trip, some friends came along, and insisted on putting a couple cases of beer in that cooler, said "no problem" when I insisted it was for fish. The first couple salmon in the cooler, along with their beer (I don't drink beer) seemed to cause an issue, something about the fishy taste... They bring their own beer coolers now.

The second cooler is for the traditional breakfast special. It holds a dozen eggs, a package of onion rolls, a block of cheddar cheese, butter, and a pound of bacon that is pre-cooked the night before, and placed in a zip lock bag. Oh yea, and my iced tea.

I like to get out before the sun is up, and start trolling. I insist my friends drink at least 5 or 6 beers by that point, as it is an important component to the plan...

I take the empty beer cans, cut them in half. Fire up the small gas grill I keep on the bow. In the bottom half of the beer cans, I place a dab of butter, an egg, a couple pieces of bacon, and top with a slice of cheese. Place the beer cans in the grill, with the rolls on the top rack, close the lid, and about five minutes later, you have the perfect egg sandwich. The whole mess is no stick, and just slides out of the can onto the toasted roll.

No matter how good the fish are hitting, someone always volunteers to man the grill.

And there is always at least a ring of venison baloney to go with the left over cheese for lunch.

Larry

Last edited by Fishinfool; 07-17-2017 at 04:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-17-2017, 04:41 PM
vonn's Avatar
vonn vonn is offline
US Veteran
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: houston,texas
Posts: 4,805
Likes: 73,411
Liked 16,742 Times in 3,809 Posts
Default

Same hillbillies in my background,we are probably related.
__________________
Hue 68 noli me tangere
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #7  
Old 07-17-2017, 04:43 PM
hsguy hsguy is offline
Moderator
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Suburban Chicago
Posts: 3,473
Likes: 123
Liked 1,535 Times in 425 Posts
Default

Now you went and made me hungry.
__________________
John. SWCA #1586
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #8  
Old 07-17-2017, 04:57 PM
doublesharp's Avatar
doublesharp doublesharp is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Derby City
Posts: 2,742
Likes: 1,895
Liked 2,327 Times in 851 Posts
Default

Vienna sausage, bologna, cheese nabs and a couple moon pies will take you a long way.
__________________
God spelled backwards is dog.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #9  
Old 07-17-2017, 04:58 PM
wingriderz wingriderz is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Florida
Posts: 927
Likes: 404
Liked 538 Times in 321 Posts
Default

Anchovies in the can too lol
__________________
M&P 40 C , 442.
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #10  
Old 07-17-2017, 05:03 PM
Rustyt1953's Avatar
Rustyt1953 Rustyt1953 is online now
US Veteran
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 13,474
Likes: 22,125
Liked 65,251 Times in 11,157 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wingriderz View Post
Anchovies in the can too lol
Makes good backup bait too.
__________________
I'm here all week
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #11  
Old 07-17-2017, 05:34 PM
chaparrito chaparrito is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: 5 generations in N. AZ
Posts: 2,126
Likes: 1,752
Liked 3,048 Times in 1,221 Posts
Default

Jerky. Doesn't have to go in the cooler, leaving more room for the important stuff : beer.
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #12  
Old 07-17-2017, 05:47 PM
doublesharp's Avatar
doublesharp doublesharp is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Derby City
Posts: 2,742
Likes: 1,895
Liked 2,327 Times in 851 Posts
Default

Some people get a table at a gun show to sell guns. I go to eat. Forum member GF is my partner in gluttony.

__________________
God spelled backwards is dog.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #13  
Old 07-17-2017, 05:48 PM
6518John's Avatar
6518John 6518John is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: May 2014
Location: AR--Town & Country
Posts: 2,047
Likes: 29,160
Liked 4,758 Times in 1,351 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rustyt1953 View Post
Dad used to tell people that he was from Maine.....

"The main part of Kentucky".
I tell everyone "LA." Lower Arkansas.
__________________
Satan wants his weather back.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #14  
Old 07-17-2017, 06:04 PM
nachogrande nachogrande is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Gods waiting room
Posts: 603
Likes: 367
Liked 490 Times in 234 Posts
Default Not much.

"Most" trips were short enough to make it back home without starving. Fishing by boat where you didn't have to carry stuff was different & more drinks than food: beer,water,gatorade, maybe sandwiches or chips if it was a better planned trip. Hunting: Jerky & something sugary was a survival type food almost always in my pack but I usually didn't eat it. I was more of a thermos of coffee guy. A thermos of hot ramen noodles with 2 eggs in it was a feast on a cold morning. Caffeine & a snickers bar would hold me for about 4 hours. Camping: hard boiled eggs, peperoni, oranges, canned beans & raviolio's were a standard. Best was bringing my buddy from New Orleans that was an unreal campfire/camper cook, & could whip up unreal meals but use EVERY cooking pot/utensil. 1 cooked, the other did dishes.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #15  
Old 07-17-2017, 06:05 PM
jeffsmith's Avatar
jeffsmith jeffsmith is online now
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pirate Coast FL
Posts: 930
Likes: 1,977
Liked 1,366 Times in 395 Posts
Default

Ritz Crackers, Sardines, Lots of Black Pepper

No Cooler Needed

When I eat them now I still think of Fishing with Dad
__________________
Compact 9mm Just my $0.02
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #16  
Old 07-17-2017, 06:06 PM
arjay's Avatar
arjay arjay is online now
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Colorado
Posts: 10,589
Likes: 44,183
Liked 13,278 Times in 4,789 Posts
Default

Pop wasn't a fisherman,but his pack usually had some bread,cheese,landjaeger,and a beer or a little wine :-)

Last edited by arjay; 07-17-2017 at 06:07 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #17  
Old 07-17-2017, 06:22 PM
Westie1's Avatar
Westie1 Westie1 is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Sacratomato
Posts: 184
Likes: 37
Liked 142 Times in 81 Posts
Default

When we would go, off the jersey coast, my mother would fix us lunch the night before. She would fix either fried chicken or pork chops. Lost more pieces of chicken or pork chops over the side when a fish hit then I ate. Beverage was hot tea with a little lemon and sugar.
__________________
Peace was my Profession
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #18  
Old 07-17-2017, 06:31 PM
Watchdog's Avatar
Watchdog Watchdog is offline
US Veteran
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,810
Likes: 11,172
Liked 14,244 Times in 3,832 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rustyt1953 View Post
When dad took us on a daylong or weekend fishing trip, he usually, as he was a creature of habit, packed the same goodies (with few variations) in his old metal cooler:

Rag baloney, colby cheese, mustard, white bread, Vienna Sausages, potted meat, sardines in mustard, saltines, pickled eggs, pork rinds, circus peanuts and Moon Pies.
With all that stuff on the day's menu, y'all didn't even have to put gas in the outboard, did you?


And do I want to know what "rag baloney" is?
__________________
I can't get no...satisfaction.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #19  
Old 07-17-2017, 06:35 PM
Ivan the Butcher Ivan the Butcher is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Harlem, Ohio
Posts: 4,690
Likes: 3,133
Liked 4,336 Times in 1,931 Posts
Default

My dad didn't do outdoor stuff with my brother and I. When I married my wife grew up trailer camping (she had also been a Camp Fire girl all the way up to Camp counselor). She already knew how to bake in a Dutch oven and together we worked out a recipe for a deep dish pizza. She also has a recipe from her mom call "College Coffee Cake", it is baked in a Bunt cake pan and is to die for. We always take two and never bring any home. Now that the kids are all grow and scattered across the country, she will make it when they visit. One of our gifts to each of the kids when they get married is a hand written coffee cake recipe and a good Bunt Cake pan. Our daughter has a big A. camper and triplet boys to fill it. Like when she was growing up, College Coffee Cake is only for camping!

Ivan
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #20  
Old 07-17-2017, 06:39 PM
nachogrande nachogrande is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Gods waiting room
Posts: 603
Likes: 367
Liked 490 Times in 234 Posts
Talking SURE YOU DON'T WANT TO RE-PHRASE THAT?

Quote:
Originally Posted by wingriderz View Post
Anchovies in the can too lol
OUCH, sounds painful.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #21  
Old 07-17-2017, 06:42 PM
Watchdog's Avatar
Watchdog Watchdog is offline
US Veteran
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,810
Likes: 11,172
Liked 14,244 Times in 3,832 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ivan the Butcher View Post
When I married my wife grew up trailer camping (she had also been a Camp Fire girl all the way up to Camp counselor). She already knew how to bake in a Dutch oven and together we worked out a recipe for a deep dish pizza. She also has a recipe from her mom call "College Coffee Cake", it is baked in a Bunt cake pan and is to die for. We always take two and never bring any home.

Ivan
The "College Coffee Cake" sounds delicious...and interesting. Are all the ingredients legal?

Jokes aside, why don't you post the recipe for that? Or send it to me in a PM. I mean, you know, unless it's like this Big Family Secret or something like the formula for Coca Cola maybe.
__________________
I can't get no...satisfaction.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #22  
Old 07-17-2017, 07:25 PM
bigride's Avatar
bigride bigride is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Missouri
Posts: 4,543
Likes: 7,474
Liked 26,581 Times in 4,161 Posts
Default

Deer sausage, braunschweiger (sp?), ritz crackers, colby cheese, and doughnuts from the local bakery. Hunting or fishing...we were good to go.
__________________
Just pretend this is witty.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #23  
Old 07-17-2017, 07:52 PM
chopshopcop chopshopcop is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Tn
Posts: 100
Likes: 69
Liked 278 Times in 83 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rustyt1953 View Post
My brother and I were talking and after squeezing everything we could out of shoes, ships and sealing wax, the topic turned to dad and fishing.

When dad took us on a daylong or weekend fishing trip, he usually, as he was a creature of habit, packed the same goodies (with few variations) in his old metal cooler:

Rag baloney, colby cheese, mustard, white bread, Vienna Sausages, potted meat, sardines in mustard, saltines, pickled eggs, pork rinds, circus peanuts and Moon Pies.

Dave and I, out of tradition, whether together or separately, have also included those hillbilly staples in our coolers. Our grandkids call it 'old timey' food.

I try to keep that stuff around to remind me of fun, gentler times. Besides, I like it.

What are your favorite go to cooler goodies?
Pretty much the same here but lately I've been taking a chicken fried steak sandwich, with Colby Jack cheese and heavy on yellow mustard. Usually have a couple of Slim Jim's and some peanut butter crackers, there's a momma duck that hangs out at the lake, she often gets some of the crackers.

For as long as I can remember, the standard fishing lunch was either sardines or Vienna sausages (or as my granddaddy called them, VI-innies, I still call em that), a sleeve of crackers, bottle of hot sauce, an eight pack of Miller ponies and a Payday bar.

Nowadays it's Yoo-Hoo's or juice boxes instead of beer and a Kashi bar instead of a Payday. Once in a while I take a walk on the wild side and carry a can of spaghetti-O's instead of VI-innies
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #24  
Old 07-17-2017, 07:57 PM
perryhd's Avatar
perryhd perryhd is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: AL
Posts: 264
Likes: 1,285
Liked 480 Times in 128 Posts
Default

In my younger days we had a cabin on a local lake. My dad and I would be on the lake before daylight. About 10 AM the boat was turned back toward the cabin. By then my mother was up and had breakfast ready. I'm not sure which I looked forward to the most, fishing with my dad or my mothers breakfast table. Would give most anything to do both one more time.
__________________
Old Age Ain't For Sissies
Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Like Post:
  #25  
Old 07-17-2017, 08:09 PM
RobertJ. RobertJ. is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seaside, Oregon
Posts: 2,646
Likes: 2,072
Liked 3,474 Times in 1,199 Posts
Default

My wife and I don't go fishing, (I do, she doesn't) but on road trips our cooler always has cooked prawns, cocktail sauce, chicken salad w/pesto, and Ritz crackers. Her beverage of choice is Pinot Gris, and mine is Vitamin Water Zero.

When I'm by myself, it's PB&J sandwiches with Fritos!
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #26  
Old 07-17-2017, 08:12 PM
RobertJ. RobertJ. is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seaside, Oregon
Posts: 2,646
Likes: 2,072
Liked 3,474 Times in 1,199 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Watchdog View Post
With all that stuff on the day's menu, y'all didn't even have to put gas in the outboard, did you?


And do I want to know what "rag baloney" is?
I've seen that movie so many times I knew exactly what was just said!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #27  
Old 07-17-2017, 08:15 PM
mtgianni mtgianni is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: SW MT
Posts: 2,870
Likes: 1,029
Liked 1,248 Times in 722 Posts
Default

I grew up with PBJ's a jug of water and no whiners. If you caught fish you ate. If you got skunked it was more PBJ. Eggs or oats for breakfast, dutch oven chicken and potatoes if we had enough light and time.
__________________
Front sight and squeeze
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #28  
Old 07-17-2017, 09:12 PM
DeathGrip's Avatar
DeathGrip DeathGrip is offline
US Veteran
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: So.Fla.
Posts: 10,751
Likes: 15,597
Liked 10,968 Times in 4,161 Posts
Default

Both of my Grandfathers were avid fishermen. I spent more time on the water with my Dad's Dad, GP Mac. He was into saltwater. My Mom's Dad was into fresh water and had aquariums, some were natural tanks with local species. I love fish.

On GP Mac's boat were cheep Winn Dixie sodas. (I loved the Blackberry) Grandma would make PBJ's for me.

For some odd reason I'm seeing a trend, Most of you guys including my grandpa like canned fish. Why bother fishing? I only eat fresh caught.
__________________
Dum vivo cano
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #29  
Old 07-17-2017, 09:42 PM
Ole Joe Clark's Avatar
Ole Joe Clark Ole Joe Clark is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Alabama
Posts: 813
Likes: 601
Liked 1,268 Times in 427 Posts
Default

I used to go to the country and spend a couple of weeks with my older Sister, (she's 86 now). Remember a fishing trip with my brother in law's Brother, Bud. Sis made me a lunch of two left over breakfast biscuits and two chicken thighs "short legs" as we called them. I stored them in the bib pocket on my overalls. We fished Fox Creek, don't know if we caught any thing, but I do remember crossing the creek and the water was deep, so Bud just grabbed me by the gallus straps on my overalls and away we went.

Have a blessed day,

Leon

Last edited by Ole Joe Clark; 07-17-2017 at 09:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #30  
Old 07-17-2017, 09:59 PM
ameridaddy ameridaddy is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: central Virginia
Posts: 406
Likes: 705
Liked 554 Times in 214 Posts
Default

Dad was a golfer, I was a fisherman, so I 'd go fishing with friends or my uncles.
I always put in some bologna, (baloney if it's a fishing trip), cheese, mustard, white bread and cokes and water to drink in the cooler. (beer was for after the trip)

The purpose of the food wasn't nourishment, but to make the fish bite. Whenever things were slow, I'd put my rod down, open the cooler, get out all the ingredients, make a sandwich, open the drink, take a bite, and inevitably along that stream of events, a fish would hit, causing a mad scramble to grab the rod, put the sandwich and drink down while maintaining future edibility, then work the fish.
A sandwich was the best fish finder I ever had.

Last edited by ameridaddy; 07-17-2017 at 10:04 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 07-18-2017, 01:56 PM
Rustyt1953's Avatar
Rustyt1953 Rustyt1953 is online now
US Veteran
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 13,474
Likes: 22,125
Liked 65,251 Times in 11,157 Posts
Default

doublesharp, you had me right there:

__________________
I'm here all week
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #32  
Old 07-18-2017, 02:38 PM
Lee's Landing Billy Lee's Landing Billy is offline
SWCA Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Battery Oaks Range, S.C.
Posts: 1,670
Likes: 5,027
Liked 2,911 Times in 1,015 Posts
Default

A buddy of mine was going fishing just off Hilton Head with his pals. They went in a little bait shop buy all store at the landing. Standing behind the counter was a right good sized S.C. island girl frying pork chops. All ordered pork chop sandwiches to take fishing with them for a late morning snack. Of course they came wrapped in spool paper in a brown paper bag. About 10 o'clock they all started opening their sandwiches. The each had 2 pieces of "light bread" and 2 fried pork chops as broad as a linebacker's hand. One of our locals shouted " Damn, that fat gal KNOWS how to make a poke chop sammich".
__________________
Carry and shoot everyday!
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #33  
Old 07-18-2017, 02:59 PM
Old TexMex's Avatar
Old TexMex Old TexMex is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: South Texas and Mexico
Posts: 7,238
Likes: 16,620
Liked 13,609 Times in 4,196 Posts
Default

Fried chicken, Cokacola was on my old daddy's menu. Nowdays, if I'm fishin for fun, it's whatever the rich folks left the day before. If I'm working, it's whatever the chef sends to the bridge.
Oh yeah, dorado or wahoo ceviche usually gets made by my crew while we're out there.....that'll do nicely.
__________________
Retreat,hell.We just got here!

Last edited by Old TexMex; 07-18-2017 at 03:03 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #34  
Old 07-18-2017, 03:54 PM
nachogrande nachogrande is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Gods waiting room
Posts: 603
Likes: 367
Liked 490 Times in 234 Posts
Talking SPEND MORE TIME FISHING THAN EATING.

The property owner of 300 acres in the Catskills (novice) would bring (the old style paper) a shopping bag full of food into the woods/stand. 2 Liter soda, hero, big bag of chips, assorted junk food for when he wasn't smoking. It may have been steep in places he avoided, but nowhere HE went was more than a 15-20 minute stroll back to the house. Of course we'd eat before leaving and again when we came in around 11ish for lunch. If you want to make it about the food, call it a picnic with rods/guns.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #35  
Old 07-18-2017, 05:46 PM
doublesharp's Avatar
doublesharp doublesharp is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Derby City
Posts: 2,742
Likes: 1,895
Liked 2,327 Times in 851 Posts
Default

Up until my mid to late 20s fishing was a drinking trip with poles. Then my buddy managed to con the corp of engineers out of a 99 year lease on a campground and marina on the Rim Canal of Lake Okeechobee in Moore Haven. By age 35 (1986) I was a fishing guide. I did that for 15 years during the off season of my Indiana produce business. My buddy ran the marina into the ground and corp of engineers took it away from him in 1993 and it's vacant to this very day.

__________________
God spelled backwards is dog.
Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Like Post:
  #36  
Old 07-18-2017, 07:25 PM
VaTom VaTom is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: SW Virginia
Posts: 407
Likes: 1,063
Liked 640 Times in 211 Posts
Default

Dad wasn't a fisherman but bought a boat in 1968 and took my brother and I on fishing trips when we were teenagers. He drove the boat and we fished. His menu.

Bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken (no wings)
Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Rolling Rock Beer

Last edited by VaTom; 07-18-2017 at 07:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #37  
Old 07-18-2017, 08:07 PM
soFlaNative's Avatar
soFlaNative soFlaNative is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Hollywood
Posts: 5,448
Likes: 8,132
Liked 13,332 Times in 3,852 Posts
Default

Hard cheese, beef stick, sardines, Snicker bars and apples.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #38  
Old 07-18-2017, 09:30 PM
Stainless44 Stainless44 is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 401
Likes: 220
Liked 535 Times in 184 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rustyt1953 View Post
When dad took us on a daylong or weekend fishing trip, he usually, as he was a creature of habit, packed the same goodies (with few variations) in his old metal cooler:

Rag baloney, colby cheese, mustard, white bread, Vienna Sausages, potted meat, sardines in mustard, saltines, pickled eggs, pork rinds, circus peanuts and Moon Pies.

What are your favorite go to cooler goodies?
I hunt and fish in MS, TN, and AR. Every gas station has those items available, and you can often find some combination of them in my pack. I can vividly remember a day of duck hunting on a gray winter day in Mississippi. Shivering hard, eating potted meat on crackers, and thinking it was 5-star cuisine.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #39  
Old 07-19-2017, 02:08 AM
Mexican Kerry Mexican Kerry is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Flatlands of Canada
Posts: 310
Likes: 45
Liked 888 Times in 215 Posts
Default

When we went fishing as kids it wasn't about the food. Eating was for when you were done.

When I tell my boys its time to get fishing or hunting, they know they'll spend the day snacking on chips, jerky, chocolate etc. Mom always tries "helping" when I pack up the cooler by putting in a bag of carrots, apple slices, or other garbage.

We've found that kind of junk doesn't work as bait for fish, but we've put it out for deer with moderate success.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #40  
Old 07-19-2017, 11:02 AM
LostintheOzone's Avatar
LostintheOzone LostintheOzone is offline
US Veteran
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: WA.
Posts: 2,162
Likes: 1,521
Liked 1,823 Times in 878 Posts
Default

Dinty Moore beef stew and crackers.

You can live for days on that stuff.

You need a lot of water though if you're going to try it.
__________________
That's just somebody talkin.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #41  
Old 07-19-2017, 01:47 PM
Walkin' Jack's Avatar
Walkin' Jack Walkin' Jack is offline
US Veteran
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Deer Park, Texas
Posts: 4,765
Likes: 12,793
Liked 10,423 Times in 3,103 Posts
Default

"What are your favorite go to cooler goodies?"

Hmmm, lemme see now. Oh yeah, BEER!
__________________
Real men love cats!
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #42  
Old 07-19-2017, 03:28 PM
Rule3's Avatar
Rule3 Rule3 is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Florida, NRA CERT RSO
Posts: 17,664
Likes: 7,210
Liked 8,259 Times in 4,039 Posts
Default

You folks are way to complicated.

One LARGE cooler for BEER, really cheap stuff in cans and a lot of it!(no fish)

On board cooler was for ICE, (then fish)

Carton of cigs or cigars

Food was a giant sub sandwich and a bag of chips or whatever.



Ah yes, days gone by
__________________
SENT FROM MY WIRED DIAL PHONE
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #43  
Old 07-19-2017, 04:55 PM
Jessie's Avatar
Jessie Jessie is online now
US Veteran
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 4,872
Likes: 3,819
Liked 6,244 Times in 2,474 Posts
Default

My Mom would fry up a bunch of chicken and put it in this weird round insulated aluminum bowl with a lid( which I still have). It was great because we'd eat chicken and toss the bones overboard. As a kid I thought that was kinda fun.
When we would go to her Parents place in Jersey we'd go out in the Delaware bay in Grandpas boat. He'd always bring a round Scotch plaid cooler full of Check cola, orange and root beer. The old kind that you had to open with a church key, which he also used to open the cooler lid. Times were hard back then...no pull tabs or spring loaded buttons. I still have that cooler too!
I remember bologna sandwiches and peanut butter&jelly.
My dumb brother always wanted to eat a peice of squid, the bait, but would never do it. Don't know why not because he did eat the dogs biscuits occasionally. Did I mention he was dumb?

Last edited by Jessie; 07-19-2017 at 05:03 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #44  
Old 07-19-2017, 08:32 PM
Wee Hooker Wee Hooker is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: New England, USA
Posts: 3,213
Likes: 1,755
Liked 2,045 Times in 862 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rustyt1953 View Post
Dad used to tell people that he was from Maine.....

"The main part of Kentucky".
Sounds VERY similar to what my buddy and I pack in our boat (daily) for our fly fishing trips to Maine. We'll usually throw in some pepperoni and walmart fried chicken for good measure. Never know when that old 6 hp won't start and leave you stranded on the lake for a day or two :-)
__________________
Dave
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #45  
Old 07-19-2017, 10:08 PM
rick1085's Avatar
rick1085 rick1085 is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Conservative Central Ca
Posts: 166
Likes: 461
Liked 368 Times in 99 Posts
Default

Back in 1972 my brother and I hiked to a high country alpine lake for an overnighter fishing expedition. Somehow we managed to forget the food bag. Well, the catch and release fishing then got real serious. We did find salt and pepper in one pack. Rainbow trout on a stick was quite tasty. Over 40 years latter, we still talk about the night ln the high Sierra's we ate like Kings.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #46  
Old 07-19-2017, 10:17 PM
AJW's Avatar
AJW AJW is offline
US Veteran
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 103
Likes: 1
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Ring bologna, Spam, braunscreiger (sp)
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #47  
Old 07-19-2017, 10:17 PM
pharmer's Avatar
pharmer pharmer is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Santo las nubes, Florida
Posts: 4,751
Likes: 1,295
Liked 4,339 Times in 1,669 Posts
Default

Nowadays, between Dr Boombatz and my "health conscious Yogi" (3rd) wife, my cooler has nothing I want to eat. Over the years I've packed all the staples already mentioned. Absolute "all time best", my 1st wife's mother made a spread with leftover roast beef with some kinda mustard-mayo mix that was outta this world good. I used to fish with her 'ol man, a retired Illinois State trooper down on lake Kissimmee. Sometimes catch half a dozen 5+ lb largemouths in less than an hour. I think I enjoyed the sammichs more. Joe
__________________
Deplorably Optimistic
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #48  
Old 07-19-2017, 11:29 PM
nachogrande nachogrande is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Gods waiting room
Posts: 603
Likes: 367
Liked 490 Times in 234 Posts
Default RAG BOLOGNA?

Coolers are for beverages, preferably ones comprising malt/barly/hops.

Last edited by s&wchad; 07-20-2017 at 05:46 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #49  
Old 07-20-2017, 04:13 PM
pharmer's Avatar
pharmer pharmer is offline
Member
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Santo las nubes, Florida
Posts: 4,751
Likes: 1,295
Liked 4,339 Times in 1,669 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Watchdog View Post
.....And do I want to know what "rag baloney" is?
Ummm, good. Cheescloth wrapped chub full of the parts of pig and maybe beef that would otherwise go into making soap. Along with a good bit of "cereal filler"- good well balanced eatin' right there. Joe
__________________
Deplorably Optimistic
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #50  
Old 07-20-2017, 04:47 PM
Watchdog's Avatar
Watchdog Watchdog is offline
US Veteran
The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler. The fishin' cooler.  
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,810
Likes: 11,172
Liked 14,244 Times in 3,832 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pharmer View Post
Ummm, good. Cheescloth wrapped chub full of the parts of pig and maybe beef that would otherwise go into making soap. Along with a good bit of "cereal filler"- good well balanced eatin' right there. Joe
I wish I hadn't asked.
__________________
I can't get no...satisfaction.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
While we're talin' 'bout fishin'..... Walkin' Jack The Lounge 21 05-14-2017 12:41 PM
Another fishin' story.... Walkin' Jack The Lounge 11 11-10-2016 04:59 AM
I'm going fishin' J Rich Smith & Wesson SD & Sigma Pistols 30 02-04-2012 10:06 AM
Company at the fishin hole... Xfuzz The Lounge 13 04-06-2011 08:56 PM
Gone Fishin LAH The Lounge 3 10-07-2010 02:22 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:35 PM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)