Wild Game - Striped Bass

Rich Francis visits the Mi'kmaq community of Membertou, Nova Scotia, where he'll be introduced to a fish that excites sports fishermen as much as sustenance fishermen- the Striped Bass. Known to the Mi'kmaq as Ji'kaw, it's commonly known along the Atlantic seaboard- from the St. Lawrence to the Carolinas- as the Striper!! He will visit with Clifford Paul, a local guide, harvester and wilderness management professional, who's been fishing and eating Striper his whole life. He will join Clifford and his family for a meal of Striper filets, done up in Clifford's own double-pan technique, and learn how this food source has helped shape the culture of the Mi'kmaq people. Clifford will take Rich to the stunning beach at Point Forchu in southwest Cape Breton, to learn the process involved in harvesting the Striped Bass; line-fishing through the crashing waves of the North Atlantic shore. Clifford will teach Rich about the history and relevance of Striped Bass to the Mi'kmaq of Cape Breton and the process of harvesting this important food source. With his culinary imagination sparked by the flavours found along the Atlantic Coast, Rich brings his new learnings to the firepit, inspired to create some new and exciting Striped Bass dishes for everyone to enjoy, including the viewers at home.

Recent and Upcoming Airings

11.3 12/10 8:00 pm 11.3 12/11 8:30 pm