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Fish Fry Experience with Denny Weiss
February 9 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Unique Fish of the Mississippi and the Fish Fry Experience by Dennis Weiss. Biology and status of some unique and prehistoric fish of the Mississippi River and how to properly dress and prepare fish. Denny Weiss retired from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources after working 35 years with fisheries research on the Mississippi River. Denny grew up in Burlington, Iowa and spent most of his DNR career working at the Bellevue Research Station. In his retirement Denny enjoys commercial fishing during the summer and early fall and fur trapping during the fall and winter months. His presentation will include actual fish specimens to show and talk about their biology and status in the Upper Mississippi River. Denny does large fish cooks for 300-400 people and enjoys showing people what it takes to prepare excellent tasting fish. He will demonstrate how to skin/dress a fish, properly bread the fish and the correct temperature and method to cook your fish. Fish samples will be available to sample during the program.