Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A 'Shroom with a View

 *I'm not a mycologist , so if you're looking for info on how to identify wild mushrooms , stop reading now. If you want to see a cool mushroom from my backyard , keep reading.*


Still not fishing much. I did cut some grass over the past few days and got a chance to enjoy some nice weather outside. In the process , I found a giant morel aka woodfish aka muggin. I thought it would look cool here on the blog , but to satisfy those of you who wish I would stick to fishing - I caught this woodfish with an extra large hand. It put up a heck of a fight too.

Without a doubt it's the biggest one I've ever found. Check it out :

WTH is that? Some kind of a yard brain?

Hollow stems usually mean they're edible , at least for morels.

Neat looking hole in the cap , either from a critter or the Smurfs I just evicted.
Tell me what you think in the comments. Am I wrong in my identification? Have you ever found any freakishly large mushrooms? I need to know.

Have a great week!

4 comments:

  1. Looks like you got a nice side dish for dinner tonight. False morels are solid, not hollow.

    All the years I've been wandering through the woods to fishing spots this time of year and I've never found one. I follow deer paths as I go, never found a shed either. Not meant to be.

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  2. Definitely a morel! That is a "yellow" morel. I know some people who live in Virginia who said they went out looking for them and didn't think they started yet... I haven't looked in PA myself yet. I'll wait a couple more weeks for that. They are some tasty shrooms coated with flour and fried in butter until they start to crisp (just like fish). Good catch!

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  3. I'm not an expert by any means, but you and Stealth are correct it's a morel from the best that I can tell.. You'd think you'd be able to tell that no problem with your WV roots.. haha.. Here in my part of WV I don't think they've even started up that much, although the ramps are kicking in full gear..

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  4. There are a bunch of people out in Blogdom that go absolutely nutso about Morel Mushrooms. I've got 5 acres and all I've ever been able to find is two and they were the size of a small perscription bottle.

    Mark

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