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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.

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

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    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

    "When the river is high, the fish eat the ants; when the river is low, the ants eat the fish."

    Illinois Wisconsin Fishing

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    Default Re: Dont Hate on Whitey

    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:





    And sometimes you wonder how they get it in their mouth!




    Long live the Rocky Mountain Whitefish!

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    I fish, therefore I am - but I gotta go to work first..."piscari ergo sum"

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    Default Re: Dont Hate on Whitey

    Quote Originally Posted by kglissmeyer1 View Post
    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....
    "We regarded it as our family river....and I surrender it now only with great reluctance."

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    Smoked Whitefish is pretty good, a little oily, but tasty nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyshstykr View Post
    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.
    "We regarded it as our family river....and I surrender it now only with great reluctance."

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    They bend a rod just fine for me.

    Chris

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


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    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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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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