Originally Posted by philbush1127
I just bought some of those beady eye flies today ill have to give them a try!
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Does it really make a difference with the taste when it comes to the tempature of the water?
It makes no difference.
fish taste the same year round if you handle them properly.
people always think they taste best in winter, but here's why:
1) they catch the fish
2) remove it from the water
3) place it on ice while it's still alive
if you follow these steps the rest of the year, your fish will taste great.
do not put your fish in a bucket so they die, stay in contact with water, and are warm. this is one of the most common ways people handle their fish. warm, wet, dead fish decay rapidly.
the flavor decays rapidly too. think about it, would you buy a fresh steak, then leave it in a warm bucket of water for several hours in the sun, then expect it to taste good?
1) keep your fish ALIVE on a stringer long enough to reach cooler water, and shady water if possible. (at least five feet deep. shallow summer water is too hot, the fish will die)
2) when you leave the water, keep the fish dry then buy a bag of ice and put it in your cooler.
3) put the fish ON TOP of the ice then close the cooler. (putting the fish on the bottom of the ice will get them wet as the ice melts.) You can add more ice on top, but don't put the fish directly on the bottom of the cooler
my fish used to taste "fishy". Not any more.
I've been doing this for years. I read about this in a Nebraska game and parks book.