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So, I caught a native brookie on a black midge yesterday

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9 minutes ago, porkbutt said:

i just took my son trout fishing this weekend. he loves it. im not crazy about it...saltwater for me.

we tried fly fishing a bit but we kind of amateurs. did well with spinners. i got 2 good brown trout and he got a bunch of rainbows we eating tonight.

he'll probably want to upgrade his cheap fly rod and reel this christmas.

 

How are you cooking the trout?

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5 minutes ago, MTSkiBum said:

Even fresh, wild trout taste awful :ninja:

Really?  I've always enjoyed it.  I remember making it as a nice, cheap meal back in college.  Easy to clean and easy to cook.

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2 minutes ago, MTSkiBum said:

Even fresh, wild trout taste awful :ninja:

I would never order trout in a restaurant given other fish on the menu.  I find them to be quite "fishy".   The best way that I've ever eaten trout was breaded and pan-fried on an open fire on the river bank just off the stringer.  But that was 40 years ago in Canada.  I think I'll just continue to release my little friends when I catch them.

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5 minutes ago, Hawkeye21 said:

Really?  I've always enjoyed it.  I remember making it as a nice, cheap meal back in college.  Easy to clean and easy to cook.

If I made a list of fish that tasted better, the list would be a hundred fish long. Maybe it is because they typically are caught in clear, cold water that people think they taste better than what they do.I put them in the below grouping of edible, but not tasty fish.

trout

king mackeral

Bluefish

stingray

gaftops

blue runners

false albacore

 

 

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6 minutes ago, fricker66 said:

I would never order trout in a restaurant given other fish on the menu.  I find them to be quite "fishy".   The best way that I've ever eaten trout was breaded and pan-fried on an open fire on the river bank just off the stringer.  But that was 40 years ago in Canada.  I think I'll just continue to release my little friends when I catch them.

Very fishy tasting.

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huh tastes awful??? i always thought it was pretty good. and we just gut, spice up and grill.

ETA...no way false albacore!!!! they are not even edible.

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30 minutes ago, MTSkiBum said:

If I made a list of fish that tasted better, the list would be a hundred fish long. Maybe it is because they typically are caught in clear, cold water that people think they taste better than what they do.I put them in the below grouping of edible, but not tasty fish.

trout

king mackeral

Bluefish

stingray

gaftops

blue runners

false albacore

 

 

I've never had any of those other fish.  I've have trout smoked and I've had it on the grill.  I would keep the fish whole, put seasoning and butter inside it then wrap it in tinfoil and then put it on the grill.  When it was done the meat would pull off the bones and away from the skin, delicious. 

Trout is not near the top of my list but I still like it.  I enjoy all kinds of fresh water fish.  Walleye, pike, bluegiil, crappie, perch, catfish and even bass.

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1 hour ago, Hawkeye21 said:

 

Trout is not near the top of my list but I still like it.  I enjoy all kinds of fresh water fish.  Walleye, pike, bluegiil, crappie, perch, catfish and even bass.

 

Walleye may be the best freshwater fish out there.  I guess the population isn't high enough for it to be widely distributed, but it is a tasty fish.   Not a big fan of the others on your list, except maybe perch, but most perch filets I've eaten are about the size of a Dorito.

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I prefer the fine succulent orange roughie...

The carp of the sea...given a fancy name

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48 minutes ago, fricker66 said:

 

Walleye may be the best freshwater fish out there.  I guess the population isn't high enough for it to be widely distributed, but it is a tasty fish.   Not a big fan of the others on your list, except maybe perch, but most perch filets I've eaten are about the size of a Dorito.

I enjoy pike.  They offer a lot of meat and some thick filets.  My local water is the Mississippi River so I grew up eating all kinds of different fish.  We even eat freshwater drum and carp.

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I fished the beautiful Ken Lockwood Gorge on Friday and came away empty.  I missed one native brown and couldn't get him to go after my fly after his first run at it.  It'll be getting a little too cold for me to fish soon so I'm hoping for a nice day in the upcoming weeks to get a last hurrah.

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43 minutes ago, fricker66 said:

I fished the beautiful Ken Lockwood Gorge on Friday and came away empty.  I missed one native brown and couldn't get him to go after my fly after his first run at it.  It'll be getting a little too cold for me to fish soon so I'm hoping for a nice day in the upcoming weeks to get a last hurrah.

When I lived up north I fished year round. I broke a rod once because I lifted a fish out of the water and it was -20. 

Just learn to dress, although you need to fish spring creeks or below dams when it is that cold.

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8 minutes ago, MTSkiBum said:

When I lived up north I fished year round. I broke a rod once because I lifted a fish out of the water and it was -20. 

Just learn to dress, although you need to fish spring creeks or below dams when it is that cold.

My favorite time to trout fish is in the winter.  It's the only open water fishing there is for me and I don't care for ice fishing.  I think 10 degrees was the coldest I ever went and it was a pain with the rod and line freezing up.  I was comfortable otherwise.

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15 hours ago, fricker66 said:

I fished the beautiful Ken Lockwood Gorge on Friday and came away empty.  I missed one native brown and couldn't get him to go after my fly after his first run at it.  It'll be getting a little too cold for me to fish soon so I'm hoping for a nice day in the upcoming weeks to get a last hurrah.

One can only imagine how your onions must be feeling about now.  :(

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6 hours ago, Hawkeye21 said:

My favorite time to trout fish is in the winter.  It's the only open water fishing there is for me and I don't care for ice fishing.  I think 10 degrees was the coldest I ever went and it was a pain with the rod and line freezing up.  I was comfortable otherwise.

 

Fly fishing does not work at that temperature. You need to fish a thin braided line with a heavy, 3/8 oz mepps spinner. You can cast through the frozen eyelets this way.

 

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9 hours ago, MTSkiBum said:

 

Fly fishing does not work at that temperature. You need to fish a thin braided line with a heavy, 3/8 oz mepps spinner. You can cast through the frozen eyelets this way.

 

My winter plan is to shoot for days where the temperature gets above 45, subject to work.  I have been very comfortable fishing mornings at that temperature, and that is just warm enough to prevent freezing line/eyelets.  We typically get a few days per month in Dec/Jan/Feb that reach that temp.  If I get 3-5 days on the water this winter, I will be delighted.

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