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The Fishing Loft Newsletter - Knots, Contest, Cilantro Salmon
September 20, 2011

Tying Fishing Knots
Your Pictures
Grilled Cilantro Salmon

September 2011

In This Issue...

Freshwater ExPress!
Your Photo Submissions
Fish Recipe of the Month
Quote of the Month

Freshwater ExPress!

Fishing Knots

We've been working on a new section of the website pertaining to Fishing Knots. It doesn't have every knot imaginable, just the most commonly used knots that you'll ever need for fishing. Each knot is shown how to tie with step-by-step instructions and pictures to follow along with.

We'll be adding more in the future, and here are just a few so far...

Arbor Knot - You'll need this knot to tie your line to the spool of your reel.

Improved Clinch Knot - I'm sure you already know how to tie this knot, right? It's usually the first knot most anglers learn. Here it is anyway, just in case you would like to refer to it again. It's also known as the Improved Fisherman's Knot. This knot is used to tie line to hooks, swivels, snaps, lures or flies.

Rapala Knot - This knot is a little more advanced, but still easy to tie with some practice. This is a one of the best knots for connecting line directly to crankbaits. The knot provides a loop which allows the lure to move freely and naturally as it was designed to do.

Double Uni Knot - This is one way for joining two lines together. It's really not that hard to tie. It's basically just two uni knots tied next to another.

These are just fishing knots a few that are there so far. Check the others out to see which ones you like and what works best for you. Quick Tip: It's often best to use knots that are easiest to remember and easier to tie. It can be frustrating to get out on the water and fight with your tackle instead of with some fish.

Your Photo Submissions

Recent Contest Entry News

The Fishing Photo Contest deadline seems like it's just creeping upon us. There's only about 6 weeks left to get yours in.

Landen The Little Fisherman
Who Needs Work? Go Fishin!

There have been quite a few entries, unfortunately there were some that didn't have at least 150 words written in their story to be accepted for the contest. Either way, check out some recent fishing pictures and stories sent in by you...

Prairie's First Bite
42 Pound Fraser River White Spring
150 Pound 7 1/2 foot Tarpon CAUGHT by 12 year old
44 inch striper caught right before Irene

Fish Recipe of the Month

Grilled Cilantro Salmon with Cilantro Sauce

Serves 6

1/2 cup mayo
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 tbs capers, drained
2 tbs red onion, finely chopped
1 tb lemon juice

1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets, skin on 1 cup Italian dressing
2 tbs lemon juice
1 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 ts fresh cracked ground pepper

1) Combine all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Set in refrigerator while preparing the salmon.

2) In a shallow dish or zip loc bag, combine Italian dressing, lemon juice and cilantro, and mix well. Add the salmon and marinate in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes, or up to 4 hours.

3) Place salmon skin side down on a medium-low heat grill. Sprinkle with pepper and cover the grill. Cook for about 12 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. Baste the fish once or twice while it cooks.

4) Remove the salmon fillets from the grill and carefully remove the skin. Serve the salmon with the sauce, and garnish with lemon wedges and cilantro. A good compliment side to this dish can be grilled asparagus and potatoes.

Quote of the Month

"I spend most of my life fish, the rest I just waste." ~ Author Unknown

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