The absolute best fish is freshly caught, especially if the water is nice and cold. Nothing beats the fun and excitement of reeling your dinner in! The fish in the picture are hatchery raised. A lot of places are stocked with the fisherman in mind. They still have all the fun and excitement of ‘wild’ fish without the guilt.
Did you ever want to try fly fishing? It’s so exciting and fun to learn. Small stocked lakes are a great place to learn. It’s a lot easier than a stream or river because there are less overhead trees and branches to get caught on !
Fire up the grill, add mesquite chips or wood for an incredible flavor. If you are cooking indoors liquid smoke lightly sprinkled on the fish while frying in butter will give it that cooked on the grill flavor. Lightly season with salt and pepper and cook on non-stick foil until it becomes flaky.
Serve with a slice of lemon or lemon juice to give a little zing.