mushrooms 2013 - official thread

20 posts / 0 new
Last post
Eli
Eli's picture
mushrooms 2013 - official thread
<p>Post your finds here..</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>My first ever successful morel hunt. Took a while, but finally got into them. Mostly yellows but also 3 blacks.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc438/IliaFridland/2-5_zpscf648b46.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc438/IliaFridland/3-5_zps03fce44e.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc438/IliaFridland/1-7_zpsd5814cd8.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></p>
BemidJim
BemidJim's picture
Where you at?

In Bemidji we haven't had any yet.  I've been looking at some places around town and out in the woods, but I think the dryness that came immediately after our melt slowed them down, but we just got some rain last night.  I'm almost tempted to get out looking right now.  I'm thinking tomorrow morning will definitely be worthwhile to look.

 

Edit: I just read ur profile. Canada.

D.T.
D.T.'s picture
Looked today....

Went to some spots today for some morels. Got blanked. Still a great time bein in the outdoors.

Mike B
Mike B's picture
Nice morels Eli -- about $100

Nice morels Eli -- about $100 bucks worth?

mike b

Eli
Eli's picture
Thanks Mike. I'm not sure wha

Thanks Mike. I'm not sure what the current going rate for raw morels is around here, but it's definitely steep.

Eli

 

 

angry mongrel
angry mongrel's picture
Still not popping around here
Still not popping around here much but someone else got some nearby.

"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees" -Emiliano Zapata

Eli
Eli's picture
Oh they be poppin' around the

Oh they be poppin' around these parts. Got these in just under two hours today after work...

With this cold weather, they might hang around into June this year.

 

Now if I can get this many redhorse tomorrow I'll be pretty happy.

Eli

 

 

perkinsdonald
perkinsdonald's picture
Still here in Northern IL

Still finding them here... A few before fishing..

 

 

The gods do not subtract the alotted span in men's lives the hours spent in fishing.

Felchen
Felchen's picture
Nice morels! I only ever find

Nice morels! I only ever find the false morels.

Also, a very nice Opinel knife!


andy
andy's picture
false morels aka brain mushrooms
False morels aka brain mushrooms are delicious.
Garmaster Bob in WI
9# from May 26.

andy
andy's picture
Nice haul bob! Yum.
Nice haul bob! Yum.
Garmaster Bob in WI
They were about 3 weeks behin

They were about 3 weeks behind "normal". Normally mother's day is when we make our biggest hauls

Garmaster Bob in WI
my sister found some today up

my sister found some today up by Green Bay

Felchen
Felchen's picture
false morels

Do you eat those? I learned they are poisonous, or can become poisonous even after having tolerated them for years. So I never tried them.


Garmaster Bob in WI
all the morels show above are

all the morels show above are edible.

One type of false morel is poisonous. I believe its the Conifer False Morel that is poisonous. The Snowbank False Morel is labeled "choice" in my field guide. The field guide says all False Morels should be eaten with caution because the one type is poisonous and some people may confuse the different types. I believe the book lists 4-5 different false morels.

Eli
Eli's picture
Apparently even the fumes tha

Apparently even the fumes that result from frying conifer false morels can be deadly. The chemical compound is similar to rocket fuel....so not something you'd want to eat or inhale.

When it comes to mushrooms: when in doubt, throw it out.

Eli

 

 

andy
andy's picture
Can't condone eating them

...but I'm just saying that they are delicious.  Been eating them my whole life and I turned out just...well they're tasty!.  Don't know what type though.   

angry mongrel
angry mongrel's picture
Ours around here were pretty
Ours around here were pretty much done about last week. Unfortunately only made it out in the damn rain for a total of 4-5 hrs this year and turned about10-12 lbs. Damn good for short burst and even took the old man out for his first time. Of course he found the mother load:)

"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees" -Emiliano Zapata

leakywaders
  'twas a good year...between

 

'twas a good year...between me and a friend, we found over 40lbs in just a couple trips.