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I was out of circulation from fishing for two weeks due to a 10-day 200-mile kayak trip on the Dolores River in southwest Colorado and eastern Utah.  As soon as I got back, I headed to Lindbergh Lake for a day of Lake Trout fishing.  It was fun, until I got chased off the lake by a series of wind and snow squalls.

Gorgeous lake and... laker? :)  Wish I could join you out there.  Looks amazing.

Nice work! You make it look easy

What do you prefer as the best way to prepare lake trout for the table?


--- Quote from: Dwight on May 20, 2017, 11:21:27 AM ---What do you prefer as the best way to prepare lake trout for the table?

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Any salmon recipe works fine with lake trout.  Here is a favorite easy recipe for lake trout, kokanee, or whatever:  Sprinkle the lake trout fillets with black pepper, slather them with peach-mango or pineapple salsa, and bake them at 400 degrees until they are done.  Walmart sells a nice peach-mango salsa.

The lake trout from Flathead Lake, Lindbergh Lake, and other lakes that I am aware of in Western Montana are not at all oily, and they taste a lot like salmon.  However, in lakes which have a lot of kokanee, like Odell Lake in Washington, lake trout can be quite oily.  Flathead Lake used to have a great kokanee fishery, and the lake trout were very oily.  Old timers joked that if you tried to barbeque a lake trout, it would catch on fire.  But after the introduction of mysis shrimp to Flathead Lake, the kokanee fishery completely disappeared, and the lake trout are no longer oily.


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