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River: Roaring Fork River - Lower
Fish: Mountain Whitefish

Whitefish on the Fork

Post By: Trout tamer      Posted: 10/21/2015 3:56:58 PM     Points: 10    
Great day catching whitees. Brought a few home for fish tacos.
 Reply by: Dakota Dude      Posted: 10/21/2015 4:03:10 PM     Points: 2571
I've always wondered how those taste.
 Reply by: Pathway      Posted: 10/21/2015 4:07:41 PM     Points: 542
Have never tried a whitefish but have heard they are somewhat oily and do well in the smoker.
 Reply by: Trout tamer      Posted: 10/21/2015 4:08:07 PM     Points: 10
@dakotadude they are fantastic! Bread them in egg and Kentucky kernel batter and fry em up. They are also great smoked. Cutting the bone lines out are a pain but the taste is worth it.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 10/21/2015 5:16:24 PM     Points: 23015
Very nice, I agree they are good eaters smoked or deep fried.
 Reply by: Ch00Chee      Posted: 10/21/2015 8:25:24 PM     Points: 62
Dang nice!! I've heard from the midwest folks saying they taste better than white bass!
 Reply by: Bassackwards      Posted: 10/22/2015 3:26:18 AM     Points: 840
best smoked fish I have ever had. Enjoy.
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: 10/22/2015 6:16:10 AM     Points: 474
I used to catch a lot of them in the winter from the White River near Meeker. They pull like a freight train, but have a soft bite. Fun to catch and usually in large schools in the deeper holes.
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 10/22/2015 9:41:30 AM     Points: 184622
Whitefish smoked are fantastic, better than many smoked salmons. I don't care for them fresh, too oily for my taste, but than I'm not overly found of trout either.

A conditions report for the river would be highly appreciated.
 Reply by: moorefish      Posted: 10/25/2015 10:36:53 PM     Points: 125
Nice haul...What flies were they going for if you don't mind me asking?
 Reply by: Trout tamer      Posted: 10/26/2015 9:16:58 AM     Points: 10
@moorefish was using 3 beadheads, Hares ear follwed by green drake followed by red copper john.
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: 10/26/2015 12:46:19 PM     Points: 1556
TROUT TAMER -LOOKS GREAT-IN ALASKA, we always smoked them as mentioned, great vittles....

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