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shortyb 12-12-2012 01:23 AM

Dont Hate on Whitey
 
While most the "mountain" whitefish I catch are here in MT, I do hail from another RM state and came across this good read in the local paper. Whitefish while ez to take a fly (specially any beadhead that shines) they are a good sign of a healthy river, good eats, and will take a dry fly/streamer/ or nymph. Not only that but at this time of year can be a good cure for the cold weather blues for some of us.

Enjoy, and remember dont hate whitey. :thumbup:
Despised mountain whitefish has numerous positive attributes - The Denver Post

Fishporn inc:
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...-whitefish.jpg
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...-whitefish.jpg

B

il_wi_fishing 12-12-2012 09:00 AM

Re: Dont Hate on Whitey
 
most of the driftless creeks around my parts, its the chubs that share the water with the trouts. we have been making it a winter ritual to make the 3 hour drive to ice fish whites on greenbay

excellent fighters on light tackle under the hardwater

http://imageshack.us/a/img441/6706/p1080928i.jpg

mikel 12-12-2012 10:54 AM

Re: Dont Hate on Whitey
 
If there weren't whiteys, fishing in the rockies wouldn't be near as much fun.

kglissmeyer1 12-12-2012 11:11 AM

Re: Dont Hate on Whitey
 
We love these guys out here in Idaho also. We even have a local stream where they are protected.

Sometimes a good whitefish bite will save the day. Here are my two sons with some whoppers from Idaho's South Fork Snake River:

http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/v...SANY1150-2.jpg

http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/v...SANY1148-3.jpg

And sometimes you wonder how they get it in their mouth!
http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/v...SANY1137-4.jpg

http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/v...IMGP1522-1.jpg

Long live the Rocky Mountain Whitefish!

Best Fishes,

Kelly

long bow 12-16-2012 02:39 PM

Re: Dont Hate on Whitey
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kglissmeyer1 (Post 506394)
Sometimes a good whitefish bite will save the day.

Have to say I've heard a few guides say that as well. If someone is going to pay a few hundred bucks on a day float and not quite catch on, well then....

I've always been interested in smoking them, which I've heard is delicious. Growing up with a "bad taste" in our mouths every time we caught one (not to mention piscatorial social ridicule by fishing partners) its been hard to get on the Whitey Train.

I wonder if smoked Whitefish would change my mind....

fyshstykr 12-16-2012 02:55 PM

Re: Dont Hate on Whitey
 
Smoked Whitefish is pretty good, a little oily, but tasty nonetheless.:)

long bow 12-16-2012 04:15 PM

Re: Dont Hate on Whitey
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fyshstykr (Post 507483)
Smoked Whitefish is pretty good, a little oily, but tasty nonetheless.:)

And all these years I've never tried it. One day I guess. Oily huh? Might stick with the smoked oyster treat before shoving off--nothing like a little "good luck charm" early in the morning.

fishnskiguy 12-22-2012 09:55 PM

Re: Dont Hate on Whitey
 
They bend a rod just fine for me.

Chris

gatortransplant 01-03-2013 02:37 PM

That first photo of the whitefish in the water is super cool!


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tbblom 01-03-2013 03:22 PM

Re: Dont Hate on Whitey
 
Only caught one, but it fought like a mofo, and way better than any of the trout its size that day.
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...-whitefish.jpg


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