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Old 01-06-2021, 07:57 AM
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This was published in our local paper. The E edition of the Idaho Statesman. Page 18. It may be in one of the Utah papers also. This kid is hooked. I don't know if you can access the link from outside. It seems that I'm not allowed to post attachments yet. Jim

He had caught a 41 pounder now he's caught a 46 pounder. The damn thing is almost bigger than he is.

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Fantastic!!!! What kind of fish is that?
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Lake Trout. He caught it in Flaming Gorge. Hopefully this summer I'll get a chance to help thin out the Yellowstone's population. Jim
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Originally Posted by Oldseabee View Post
Lake Trout. He caught it in Flaming Gorge. Hopefully this summer I'll get a chance to help thin out the Yellowstone's population. Jim
Are those any good to eat? Don't know too much about them other than they're typically caught in cold northern lakes.
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Tried it once. Tasted like crap.
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That's a big fish . Biggest freshwater fish I've caught was 1/10 that weight and not a lot 40 lb in salt that I ate ... ie not billfish or shark .
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Originally Posted by FishLife View Post
Are those any good to eat? Don't know too much about them other than they're typically caught in cold northern lakes.
They're pretty good smoked . Although almost anything is good smoked...
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Pretty darn outstanding.

Lake trout are excellent fare, not a big fighter, but great for fish fry's..

Montana has a size slot limit on keepers that release their large breeders, but it sounds like Idaho/Oregon do not.
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Hasn’t the introduction of lake trout decimated the cut throat populations? And that has lead to shrinking populations of critters that depended on the cut throat. Lake trout stay deep where predators can't get to them.
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Small lake trout are good eating, like any trout. The larger they are, the fattier and fishy they are. We call them greasers. I hear people saying Kingfish is only good on the smoker. I actually think Kings are not bad at all as long as its fresh and iced well right after caught. Well, if you one of those people that thing kingfish is crap, you wont like lake trout unless its smoked. I would never eat one that big. They grow slowly and absorb pollutants in their fat over time. A 40 lb fish is really old. Most large old ones are probably pretty full of mercury and other chemicals. There is no such thing as “pristine” fresh water any more.
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