Re: NANFA-L-- How Does Everyone Feel About.....
Mon, 28 Mar 2005 12:46:18 EST

In a message dated 3/28/05 12:23:04 PM, writes:

<< Beside, farm raised trout don't
taste the same as wild trout, it has an "off" flavor, IMHO. I guess it has
something to do with eating pellets rather than insects and fish. >>

I think it has something to do with stress. Fish that I catch are cleaned
immediately or within the time it takes to get back to the dock. A fish (any
species) starts to deteriorate in taste as soon as it is caught, even when caught
wild and kept alive. I suspect that just stocked trout have already had that
stress. While the effects are more dramatic with a fish like a Northern Pike, I
also have noticed it with Lake Trout. I am so fanatical about this that I
once was offered a pike by some other anglers and I turned it down because it
wasn't dinner time. In reality it was because they had already had it on a
stringer for a while.

Lee Harper
Media, PA
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