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Old 12-12-2012, 12:23 AM
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Default 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.

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Default 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

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If there weren't whiteys, fishing in the rockies wouldn't be near as much fun.
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Default 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:

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And sometimes you wonder how they get it in their mouth!
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Long live the Rocky Mountain Whitefish!

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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....
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Smoked Whitefish is pretty good, a little oily, but tasty nonetheless.
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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.
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They bend a rod just fine for me.

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Only caught one, but it fought like a mofo, and way better than any of the trout its size that day.
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