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sasquatch  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, March 4, 2015 6:37:10 PM(UTC)
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...ive been out on the big ice cube about a dozen times this year... lots of panfish, but havent gotten into the big browns and salmon that my friends have been catching...i did manage to get into a nice lake whitefish though.. about 18inches..

...and apparently its one of around 24 salmonid species in north amerika..

one down, 23 to go?? Blink Blink RollEyes


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Pete  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:28:25 PM(UTC)
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Let us know how you prepare the whitefish and wat you think of the result. Never had it myself, but they're supposed to be great.
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, March 4, 2015 8:00:10 PM(UTC)
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I've never had lake whitefish, but I imagine they're similar to mountain whitefish? I caught a few of those (along with some cutthroats) in the Snake River in Wyoming a couple years back, and we grilled em and ate em on crackers with cream cheese and red onion, which was delectable. I imagine you could do the same with those?

Sasquatch - good luck on those other 23! I'm sure you can nail another 5 or 6 on your home turf, but the other 17 or so might put some miles on the wheels...plus a few of them are endangered and/or otherwise protected, so you can't eat the bull trout, or the gila, or the apache...and maybe some others BigGrin

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DanE  
#4 Posted : Thursday, March 5, 2015 6:46:09 AM(UTC)
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After attending the FFF last night and seeing them in Mongolia fishing Taimen, i have determined the only way that one could afford to go is to win a trip there.
FryinPanDan  
#5 Posted : Thursday, March 5, 2015 8:53:44 AM(UTC)
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DanE wrote:
After attending the FFF last night and seeing them in Mongolia fishing Taimen, i have determined the only way that one could afford to go is to win a trip there.


I agree this would be a worthy endeavor...

The show had got me pumped up for the season! (not that I need to be any more pumped up about it)
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sasquatch  
#6 Posted : Thursday, March 5, 2015 9:00:29 AM(UTC)
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pete- i brined him with some salt, b sugar, and maple syrup...then smoked him.. it was heavenly!... a few boats still commercially fish for them in superior and you can buy them smoked...if you get a chance to come up north you should def. try some..

shebs.. you had me at cream cheese... that sounds like some delicious camp food.. yeah...i dont think id ever be able to catch em all, thank god fishing aint pokemon...Laugh BigGrin

danE- ...taimen is on my bucket list too, but i fear i'll never have the means to get outta country..it is nice to dream though... i'd love to get over to kamchatka and mongolia...now im off to buy some powerball tickets..Blink
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NBrevitz  
#7 Posted : Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:06:53 PM(UTC)
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Pete wrote:
Let us know how you prepare the whitefish and wat you think of the result. Never had it myself, but they're supposed to be great.

If you're ever up fishing the North Shore (idk why you wouldn't fish but some don't), head into the markets of Duluth or Two Harbors or Grand Marais. They're amazing to eat and, as Squatch said, they're still commercially fished. If you can get fresh Lake Herring (Cisco), try those too. Great flavor
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galleon2  
#8 Posted : Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:43:10 PM(UTC)
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I boil em door county style - cut up mini red potatoes in salt water, when potatoes are almost done, put in chunked whitefish fillets for about 4 minutes, and with about 2 minutes left, put in chunked onion. top with melted butter.
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