Tuesday, January 17, 2012
What is a Horned Pout?
Out on the Prairie has asked me what a horned pout is. It is a delicious little catfish that lives in the rivers of New Hampshire and Vermont. It has very sweet pink flesh. In the spring people line up along the rivers at night to catch them. Or at least they did 30 years ago.I remember dozens of people sitting on the river banks with pails and lanterns in the cool evenings.And oh how good they tasted though it was hard to skin them.They had wicked face spines too, and could give quite a sting. And yes I am returning to New Hampshire for good.