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    Re: Are huge trout good to eat?

    That 40lb brown (or even most big browns) probably had a diet of smaller fish, leading to a off white to slightly peach meat coloring that will produce a very mild to slightly oily flavor. Some like the flavor, while others think it's gross. Now if the brown had been eating insects and crawfish, the meat would be between a orange to red color with a really good flavor.

    As others have said, diet is everything. A insect rich diet with usually produce a red/orange colored meat and taste better than a trout that has been eating meat. Hatchery fish can be ok, but again it depends on what they have been fed.
    Some examples:

    Alpers trout that used to be planted in the Eastern Sierra looked, fought and tasted just like a wild rainbow. They were fed a pretty natural diet that was high in protein.

    In 2014, I caught a 13.5lb rainbow in Canada and the meat was so red from the insect forage in the lake that people I cooked it for thought it looked and tasted like salmon.

    The macs in Lake Tahoe are a great example about how diet affects the meat. Macs that eat trout and kokanee have meat that is pale to a slightly clear green color and needs heavy seasoning to make them edible. Macs that are eating the crawfish and shrimp have a bright orange meat and taste fantastic.

    So yes, big trout can be very tasty, just depends on what they have been eating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherWilliams View Post
    Next summer will be my first time period when I will have enough income (SS and pension) to stay out and I intend to spend half the summer in the Eastern Sierra, stalking trout in the Owens, Convict lake, Lundy lake, Gull lake, Topaz lake, you get the idea. Probably head out for three weeks in July, when the water is still REALLY cold up there. Most places, I'll float tube (I'm looking for very small, but productive lakes I don't have to hike to, my hiking days are behind me, bad feet) all the small places and possible rent a boat for some place like Crowley or June lake.
    You sound like a Southern California guy to me. CC who I fish with was one of those guys. He has a lot of knowledge but did not live this far north. I do not wish to live in Calimexicabish any more, because they cannot seem to get rid of "DEMOCRATS" and their stupid direction of the state. They are the party of Slavery, Socialism, Hatred, Division, Governmental Collusion, Death of Unborn, Hate of Elders, and wanting to steal everything you saved or own. I pay about $1,000 a month for OBANA CARE and thank the DEMOCRATS for their stupidity......Jetspray
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    Re: Are huge trout good to eat?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherWilliams View Post
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Carp are great fish...for compost. They make GREAT cannabis (yup). Northern Pike (trash fish) too.
    I have smoked some of the finest Hash from many different countries in the 70's when I was in Germany, I think cannabis is over rated in many cases. I do not now do drugs but understand the direction of those who do enjoy their effects......Jetspray
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    Re: Are huge trout good to eat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetspray View Post
    Well comrade, it all depends on the water source to where you catch them if they are not planted large. I have caught large trout that were just recently planted at Topaz. They looked good meat wise because of where they were planted, but did not taste as good as holdovers in the same lake. The walker river is the flow into the lake, and it does make the difference in water quality and flavor of the fish....Jetspray
    Next summer will be my first time period when I will have enough income (SS and pension) to stay out and I intend to spend half the summer in the Eastern Sierra, stalking trout in the Owens, Convict lake, Lundy lake, Gull lake, Topaz lake, you get the idea. Probably head out for three weeks in July, when the water is still REALLY cold up there. Most places, I'll float tube (I'm looking for very small, but productive lakes I don't have to hike to, my hiking days are behind me, bad feet) all the small places and possible rent a boat for some place like Crowley or June lake.

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    Re: Are huge trout good to eat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetspray View Post
    Carp and never tasty, only with the following recipe. Put them on a cedar plank add a covering of cow crap and cover them with lemon juice, then smoke it for 12 hours. Then throw away the fish and eat the plank......Best Ever...….Jetspray
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Carp are great fish...for compost. They make GREAT cannabis (yup). Northern Pike (trash fish) too.

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    Re: Are huge trout good to eat?

    With rainbows, bigger tastes better IMHO. When they get large the meat is to me almost indistinguishable from fresh salmon. I am talking about large wild trout though, not pen raised hatchery fish. I think it is because when they grow larger their diet shifts from bugs to fish and crawdads, but I'm just guessing.

    I have never eaten a brown that I thought tasted particularly good. Might just be me.

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    Re: Are huge trout good to eat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Compassion View Post
    Most are smoked. Even a Carp tastes good when smoked.

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    Carp and never tasty, only with the following recipe. Put them on a cedar plank add a covering of cow crap and cover them with lemon juice, then smoke it for 12 hours. Then throw away the fish and eat the plank......Best Ever....Jetspray
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    Re: Are huge trout good to eat?

    Most are smoked. Even a Carp tastes good when smoked.

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    Re: Are huge trout good to eat?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherWilliams View Post
    Thanks comrade! Looking forward to some of those strong-tasting brown trout from Gerle Creek next week. :D :D :D Wild population browns, no planting.
    Browns diet can be a little different, think of sharks in the ocean, just sayin'....Jetspray
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    Re: Are huge trout good to eat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetspray View Post
    Well comrade, it all depends on the water source to where you catch them if they are not planted large. I have caught large trout that were just recently planted at Topaz. They looked good meat wise because of where they were planted, but did not taste as good as holdovers in the same lake. The walker river is the flow into the lake, and it does make the difference in water quality and flavor of the fish....Jetspray
    Thanks comrade! Looking forward to some of those strong-tasting brown trout from Gerle Creek next week. :D :D :D Wild population browns, no planting.

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