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    I was on another forum, AR15.com, when I noticed a thread asking people to list the best tasting freshwater fish. For obvious reasons, kokanee fishing generally isn't catch and release. While reading, I couldn't help but feel sorry for those poor southerners and Midwesterners. They consistently listed mushy catfish and wormy bluegills as their favorites. If only they knew what they were missing out here in the west. We really are blessed to have kokanee in our lakes and rivers.

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    I am a "poor Southerner" and have caught and eaten plenty of home grown Kokanee down here in NC. I do not think Kokanee are the best tasting fresh water fish. I would take a walleye, yellow perch, resident brook or rainbow trout(not hatchery) or black crappie caught in our clear deep mountain lakes for table fare before kokanee salmon.
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    What rgarbar said. I dearly love trout, kokes,bass, bluegill , and catfish. But like Ron said walleye and yellow perch are awesome. TM

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    orange meat - kokanee
    white meat - walleye
    red meat - beef flat iron steak
    other white meat - what the dickens are they talkin' about?

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    anything caught through the ice...
    1-brook trout
    2-lake trout
    3-perch

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    perch is my fave for frying

    kokes and salmon for the bbq

    kokes for blackening

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    Ahhh this is a GREAT thread. I was wondering where the mighty Walleye would land on this list....that's a fishery that is still on my bucket list as there isn't much opportunity in Western Washington. I also put Kokanee right up there with native trout. I'm curious....what about Burbot? Anyone with any input on that species?
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    Favorite fish to eat:
    1- walleye
    2-northern pike
    3-kokanee
    4-perch
    5-catfish
    6-tiger trout

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtom938 View Post
    Ahhh this is a GREAT thread. I was wondering where the mighty Walleye would land on this list....that's a fishery that is still on my bucket list as there isn't much opportunity in Western Washington. I also put Kokanee right up there with native trout. I'm curious....what about Burbot? Anyone with any input on that species?
    The only good burbot,is a dead burbot. I have tasted them,tastes like lobster to me. They are called the poor man's lobster. I don't care much for sea food( lobster,crab,etc).
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    Burbot look like a ling cod and I like ling cod. When I get to spend more time at the Gorge, they will be on my target list to at least try.
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    yellow perch(like small walleye)

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    You Tube has some great videos on how to clean a burbot....looks like quite a lot of quality meat! I would be so hooked if I lived in a productive area.....
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    I would have to say fresh Spring Salmon has to be the best fish I have eaten and I have eaten everything out there (I grew up in the South), a close second is not freshwater, but is the Halibut.....

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    My top two choices are Walleye and Perch (I also enjoy Kok's but not as much) And as for Burbot, well, I like Lobster, but I must not have fixed Burbot the right way yet....

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    Well for my taste buds I like Cayenne blacken catfish /then Walleye

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    Perch, Walleye, Crappie. Best tasting to me.

    Trout are ok if cooked properly.

    I have tried Burbot a couple different times. Honestly who ever said it tastes like lobster has never had fresh Maine lobster. I don't care for it.

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    I like kokes for the smoker
    Wipers for the broiler
    and Crayfish (flaming gorge size) for the boiler

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    Didnít see Striped Bass mentioned. Love any strain of salomnoids, perch, walleye, and about anything out of saltwater.

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    My favorite is catfish, perch for frying and of course kokanee for barbecue

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    pike, perch and kokanee. Would rather lick the grill than eat another lake trout, brown or rainbow.

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    Default Best fish

    For me a Spring Chinook unbelievable barbequed/ then halibate.Salt water/ fresh water walleye extremely good/ love blacken catfish.
    Last edited by mrmike; 05-31-2019 at 05:49 PM.

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