FantasyFutballGuru13 wrote:Trout are tasty. MMMMMM.
Actually, I'm not a big fan of trout for my plate. I love me some yellow perch, walleye, bluegill, and crappie, but the more fishier tasting catches like your trout and catfish I'm not crazy about. We cook them up every now and then, because it's nice to eat what you catch, but 9 times out of 10 we're releasing these trout (like we did with these) to be caught later. The more trout you release in the fall, the bigger they'll be in the spring. The ones we caught today could be another 5 or so inches when we go after them when the snow melts. A guy just north of us was tearing up the crappie. Wish we could have ripped into those, but no luck. We were targeting trout anyway though. It's so awesome that the state stocks these trout in local lakes like they do. Once you find them it's so easy for kids to catch them. I taught my boy how to use a spinning reel. His second cast, after I simply showed him how, and he lands one. Pretty cool. And they fight nicely of course. Splashing all around. Had to remind him to get it away from the water because they have a tendency to flop around, spit the hook, or slip out of your hands and land back in the water.