Nathan Woelfel Outdoors Podcast – Episode 20: Winter whitefish w/Dale Stroschein

It’s Episode 20 of The Nathan Woelfel Outdoors Podcast!

Dale Stroschein is a legendary guide, Freshwater Hall of Fame angler, world record holder, and business owner.

He joins me on the show this week for an in-depth chat about fishing.

Our wide-ranging conversation included highlights of Dale’s Hall of Fame career, the origins of his guide service, the early days of the whitefish craze, and tips to help you put more whitefish on the ice this winter.

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Homemade tartar sauce recipe

I know, I know. This isn’t exactly an “outdoors” recipe. But homemade tartar sauce is a wonderful complement to many meals prepared with your wild-caught fish.

It’s quick and easy and, once you’ve tasted it, you’ll never want to choose store-bought tartar sauce again.

Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Diced pickles
  • 1/4 cup Yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice

Step 1: Place mayonnaise in a mixing bowl.

Step 2: Dice pickles and add to mayonnaise.

Step 3: Add yellow mustard and lemon juice.

Step 4: Stir to combine.

Substitutions and tips

I like a good amount of tang in my tartar sauce, but the amounts of yellow mustard and lemon juice can be tailored to fit your taste,

If you want a sweeter sauce, go light on the lemon juice and add honey. If heat is your thing, add a few dashes of hot sauce for a little zip.

Dill can also be added to this recipe for a greater depth of flavor.

Substituting dijon, stone-ground, or spicy brown mustard will also yield unique tastes.

Using avocado mayo will make this recipe Keto-friendly.

This tartar sauce is best enjoyed fresh. If you plan to store it, place it in a tightly-sealed container in your refrigerator and give it a stir periodically.

Duck Camp

A handful of years ago, my friend Brandon decided to organize a group duck hunt on Castle Rock Lake in Central Wisconsin.

I’d be lying if I told you I remember exactly what sparked that initial trip. And, in the name of honesty, many of the details of our trips have started to blend together now that our treks to Adams County have become an annual event.

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