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Fish: Arctic Grayling

Grayling Taste Test/Fishing

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 10/22/2020 4:24:59 PM     Points: 315    
Went out last weekend on Sunday to fish/scout a brand new lake for us above 10K. We all had stuff to do that evening but had the afternoon to kill so we went up there for a few hours...Had some great success landing Arctic Grayling on small swimbaits, live worms, and I even got one on a size 18 Zebra Midge.

We decided half way through the fishing that we should try and take some home to eat, since none of us ever had them before...I was very pleasantly surprised at the taste! We pan fried one and smoked the other 2...I BOTCHED the smoked batch as my smoker needs cleaning, i'll just leave it at that lol.

Hope you guys enjoy the fishing, food, and drone shots of the new lake for us!

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 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 10/22/2020 9:56:31 PM     Points: 395
Never eaten one. White flakey meat? Nice going again btw!!
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 10/22/2020 10:45:00 PM     Points: 11476
Find a real "Jewish" deli and get a piece of smoked white fish to taste . . . .Grayling when smoked properly taste very close.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 10/23/2020 9:23:40 AM     Points: 315
--SirGreg88

LOL Ya not the best description by Sam, it was flakey though due to the way I cooked it...It was surprisingly delicious though...Firm White meat, great taste, tasted like a bass almost. Thank you SirGreg! Wish I didn't botch the smoked ones.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 10/23/2020 9:24:28 AM     Points: 315
--Hawaiian Punch

Good to know, never been to a Jewish Deli. Wish I didn't fail on my smoked ones...I sort of saw it coming though but figured it would be ok...smoker smelt bad.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 10/23/2020 9:56:07 AM     Points: 11476
When I say Jewish Deli,I'm talking old school deli . . . .the places that call themselves deli's these days have no clue.Find a deli that makes their own brisket,bagles,and they will have smoked whitefish . . .if they don't carry it,they will know who does.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 10/23/2020 10:47:53 AM     Points: 9171
Great video again and it's good to hear those grayling are worth eating. I caught some grayling in Alaska a few years ago but have not caught any here in Colorado. We were doing catch and release there.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 10/23/2020 6:28:50 PM     Points: 48654
Great video guys! Congrats on the MA Remy! My son couldnt get over seeing you hand feed that bird Tyler.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 10/23/2020 8:42:42 PM     Points: 315
-Hawaiian Punch

You're making me hungry! Good to know though. Wish I had a real deli near me. You have a good one if I'm ever in the Denver area?
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 10/23/2020 8:43:36 PM     Points: 315
--not too old to fish

They're SOOOO GOOD! I'm betting Smoked is delicious too, cleaning my smoker this weekend 😂😂😂 How big were the ones you caught in Alaska?
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 10/23/2020 8:44:52 PM     Points: 315
--bron

Thanks Bron! Can't wait to go back there and spend a full day! Remy got close to the MA by like 1/8th of an inch, I got it by half an inch! Haha Remy was yelling at me for feeding the camp robbers lol. Sam thought it was incredible too. Glad your son enjoyed it😃
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 10/23/2020 10:41:54 PM     Points: 11476
I got several deli's for you . . .no problem! Let me know if you get into whitefish somewhere.I'm dying to catch and smoke some.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 10/23/2020 10:42:07 PM     Points: 9171
The one's we caught in Alaska were 10-14" nice fighters on an ultra-lite pack rod.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 10/25/2020 10:41:55 AM     Points: 7009
Surprisingly Costco carries a very good smoked whitefish itís as good as any Iíve had from way back when in the Northeast where they do have outstanding delicatessens.
Try one if you shop there you wonít be disappointed.
Bill
 Reply by: nparker      Posted: 10/26/2020 2:22:48 PM     Points: 2329
Grayling are best eaten when fresh. They get soft and mushy very quickly. They have a very mild taste.

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