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We went up to Granby for icing Lakers caught some eater size ones because that's all I know how to catch and wanted to try lake trout for the first time. We stuffed it with rice and baked it. Here is the video: https://youtu.be/S2Pw_BK1syU

8 inches of snow with 2 inches of hard slush not water and 16 inches of ice below. They were hitting 3.50 inch tubes in rainbow pattern.
 

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Nice video as always .

So honestly.. , did you like the taste of the Mac ?


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Nice video as always .

So honestly.. , did you like the taste of the Mac ?


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Got to be honest bud not really like the bake style. I like it smoked but all in all not a big fan of eating lake trout. Walleye much better fish.
 

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Bake at 400 for 20 minutes on an oak plank...

throw them away and eat the oak plank...

the plank tastes much better than actual fish...
 

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Bake at 400 for 20 minutes on an oak plank...

throw them away and eat the oak plank...

the plank tastes much better than actual fish...
Never had plank but I would bet it tastes better. I think only reason people like smoked laker is because it changes their actual taste.
 

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caught some eater size ones because I wanted to try lake trout for the first time.
You can catch big ones and dinks and just keep the dinks, ya know. That statement makes it sound like you could’ve gotten trophies and declined which isn’t really believable
 

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You can catch big ones and dinks and just keep the dinks, ya know. That statement makes it sound like you could’ve gotten trophies and declined which isn’t really believable
I can see how it comes off that way. I was going after some easy catches is all I meant to say. If I wanted to go after bigger fish I'd probably got skunked. By no means an expert at catching biguns. Sorry for the confusion, I've corrected my self. :p
 

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With Lake trout my experience has been that you can choose to try to catch numbers of smaller eater-sized fish or you can spend the same amount of time trying to catch one (or possibly a few) big fish. Hard to do both.
 

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With Lake trout my experience has been that you can choose to try to catch numbers of smaller eater-sized fish or you can spend the same amount of time trying to catch one (or possibly a few) big fish. Hard to do both.
just wanted to catch some fish after driving two hours and walking in slush gents that’s it. I literally stated exactly what I wanted to do haha. For some reason i am coming off arrogant like I was making a choice To go for the smaller fish. I did spend this weekend going for bigger fish and got a big ol skunk! I’m just going to wait for ice off at a chance for something good. My best luck comes around that time.
 

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I know exactly where you were and what your goal was, so no worries bud.


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Never had plank but I would bet it tastes better. I think only reason people like smoked laker is because it changes their actual taste.
Don't listen to the haters. Lake trout are not only delicious, they are very high in Omega 3 fatty acids.

Next time try this: (for a 20 inch trout - skin on - head on is ok to - it looks fancy that way)

Gut and de-head the fish, place it on a big sheet of aluminum foil. Place 3 or 4 dollops of butter on top the fish or in the cavity. Chuck up the following, a tomato, 1/4+ green pepper, 1/2+ med onion, 3 cloves of garlic, 1/2 a lemon. Stuff and top the trout with the above and season with a liberal coat of salt, pepper, thyme, basil, and maybe dill.

Cover and seal with another piece of aluminum foil. Bake at 350 or so for 35 minutes. This works on the campfire as well.

I serve it with wild rice and a fresh sauteed veggie. Poor the juice from the fish over the fish and wild rice on the plate.
 

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Another nice video


While I prefer them smoked for sure, I am sure they are palatable baked similar to as mentioned by tal (although less the tomatoes...) - we did our pike similarly growing up
 
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