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Old 03-07-2011, 08:52 AM
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HOW DARE YOU!! Don't you know trout are divine! You can't eat them!!!

Just joking a little, but honestly I would like to see MANY MANY more areas catch and release only; probably MOST areas should be catch and release. Some trout populations are so fragile, and they have enough environmental factors working to kill them off, that we should be helping them survive instead of harvesting them. Then we could stop stocking so many places and let people pursue WILD trout, rather than cornfed cheeseball eaters from the tanker trucks.


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Old 03-07-2011, 10:10 AM
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I prefer the wild 9" browns sauted in lemon butter stuffed with morel mushrooms over a bed of fresh watercress. Fortunately all 3 key ingredients are abundant on my favorite stream. Take a couple 9" browns twice a year won't affect the overall population.
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I prefer the wild 9" browns sauted in lemon butter stuffed with morel mushrooms over a bed of fresh watercress. Fortunately all 3 key ingredients are abundant on my favorite stream. Take a couple 9" browns twice a year won't affect the overall population.
Your making me hungry... I have heard from many people before that brook trout are the tastiest, but noone has mention that yet. I have not eaten a brook trout, just rainbows and browns now and then.
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Rainbows are good but I agree with Dan that Walleye are the best tasting fish out there.
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I used to be fortunate enough to fish a very private little river down in Connecticut, that is ridiculously heavily stocked by the club that owns the mile or so of river I fished. ANYWAY, I fished with an elderly gent (even more elderly than moi) one day and landed several 18" holdover brook trout. He insisted, INSISTED that I kill the fish and take them home. Who was I to quibble? Long story short....took 'em home, smoked them the same day...Incredible! They were the best tasting fish I've ever eaten. LOL, and haven't killed a trout since. That was probably 10 years ago.
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I used to be fortunate enough to fish a very private little river down in Connecticut, that is ridiculously heavily stocked by the club that owns the mile or so of river I fished. ANYWAY, I fished with an elderly gent (even more elderly than moi) one day and landed several 18" holdover brook trout. He insisted, INSISTED that I kill the fish and take them home. Who was I to quibble? Long story short....took 'em home, smoked them the same day...Incredible! They were the best tasting fish I've ever eaten. LOL, and haven't killed a trout since. That was probably 10 years ago.
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You ought to be turned in to the authorities for that... Eating SEVERAL 18' brookies...Don't be surpised if some men in green coats come knockin' on your door.
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Brookies that big are elderly and will die soon on their own. You can harvest them for yourself or leave them for raccoon chow.

It my little brook, a mature brookie in the last season of it's natural life is 3 years old and about 9 inches in length.
I have no problem keeping fish that size. It's the younger, 5"-6" breeders that need to go back.
Those little brookies live in the cleanest water around and are pretty tasty.
That said, I'd rather eat bluegill.
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Your making me hungry... I have heard from many people before that brook trout are the tastiest, but noone has mention that yet. I have not eaten a brook trout, just rainbows and browns now and then.
I think it has more to do with what the trout eats (and how fast it grows) than species. It seems that the younger a fish is, the better it tastes (across all species, not just trout). So if it gets into keeper range faster, its going to taste better. So if you want a tasty trout, go to a chalk stream or catch some stockers.
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LOL, yessireebob, those brookies were MIGHTY tasty. Of course, the therapy I had to undergo for several years to get over my feelings of guilt and remorse at having been the cause of their demise were enough to firmly entrench me into the live release (as they call it in Canada) camp as far as cold water fishies are concerned.

Warm water fishies are, however, a whole other story.
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I prefer the wild 9" browns sauted in lemon butter stuffed with morel mushrooms over a bed of fresh watercress. Fortunately all 3 key ingredients are abundant on my favorite stream. Take a couple 9" browns twice a year won't affect the overall population.
I would find out who is dumping the lemon butter in your stream...

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