Post By: team FMFO Posted: 8/24/2019 5:11:07 PMPoints: 3843
I was on the water @ 9:00 a.m. this morning and was only on the water 10 minutes and BAM !!! 20 1/2 in. Rainbow and 9 1/2 in. girth and just under 4 lbs. Then 1 hr. later BAM !!! 21 in. Cutbow 11 in. girth and over 4 lbs. Gotta love NP. And yes they are going in a Brine for over 24 hrs. And then smoked with 2 different wood chips for 4 hrs. On the Traeger !!! Comes out like fish candy.
Reply by: team FMFO Posted: Aug. 24, 6:32:47 PM Points: 3843
Soy sauce, salt , pepper, brown sugar, dry rub seasonings, fresh squeezed lemon, lime and worshtershier sauce.. I do it in a 5 gallon bucket and put in a reach in cooler for at least 24 hrs. Oh and garlic salt.
Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11 Posted: Aug. 24, 11:00:58 PM Points: 5015
Interesting. That's sounds good. I've been soaking my fillets in milk water brown sugar white sugar salt pepper garlic and onion powder some famous Dave's seasoning all so some parsley flakes. Soak they overnight. Seems to help a bit.
what woods are you using? I really like fish with pecan wood. Cherry is awesome as well.
Something I've been doing is when I'm frying fish. I put Frank's red hot in with the milk and eggs when battering. Holly cow it's good.
Reply by: elkskinner Posted: Aug. 25, 2:11:03 PM Points: 350
FM....you might want to get that scale calibrated.
I have been fishin' that lake for over 60 years, (yeah, I'm an old guy) and I have taken hundreds - many hundreds - of trout out of Lake John, while also fishing other North Park lakes and southern Wyoming. Those 2 trout in the pix are not 4 pound fish. At 21", they probably go 2 1/2, maybe 3 pounds tops. Now if they were real footballs, with deep bellys, then maybe - maybe - they might (??) hit 4 pounds.
Hey, I sometimes tend to exaggerate my catches, too. But when you provide photos, you really should stick to the facts.