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gut em gill em grill em

Fillet them season them grill them slowly on low heat and with a little smoke or

filleted and set on tinfoil with butter,lemon pepper and onions wrap up tinfoil and put in 350 degree oveen for abot 20 min or until flakey do not let get over done as they will dry out. You can also do this on the grill.

Good luck

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split down the belly.. snap the head back and pull the head towards the tail and the skin will come right off the meat.. clean out the blood line on the spine.. and grill.. bake... etc.. trout are probably the easiest fish to clean out there

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Hook'em and cook'em- like everyone else slit 'em up the belly and off with their heads. Roll them in flower with some lemon pepper and set in a fryin' pan with some olive oil.

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i like stuffing a trout.. covering it in slices of lemon.. pepper.. and a couple pats of butter.. then wrapping it up in tin foil and baking.. mmm

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Can honestly say I've tried all the above and am not impressed with any.

Fillet like a walleye or crappie, leave the skin on, and smoke em. Nothing better than smoked trout! Nothing.

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I've honestly say I've tried all the above and am not impressed with any.

Fillet like a walleye or crappie, leave the skin on, and smoke em. Nothing better than smoked trout! Nothing.

smoked trout is the way to go.

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I'm with everyone but Don and Len grin Up the belly, off with the head, lose the blood line, season and grill/bake.

I like to brush the skin with a little oil/butter, add salt, pepper, garlic powder and some lemon slices. Wrap in aluminum foil and throw it on the grill.

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Two questions:

1.) For those leaving the skin on - do you scale them?

2.) For those filleting them, do you bother with the "pin bones"?

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Two questions:

1.) For those leaving the skin on - do you scale them?

2.) For those filleting them, do you bother with the "pin bones"?

No scales, no scaling. The reason I butter or oil the skin is to get it a little crispy, it's delicious that way. Once it's cooked, the bones pull right out.

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skin easily peels off when fried properly.

So glad I got 7 rainbow trout sitting in the bottom of my fridge... all this trout cookin's makin' me hungry.

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All of the above are great. I cut behind the head and fillet with the rib bones in. I will either smoke or bake. Bake with butter, lemon pepper, dill and seasoned salt. All trout are fine eating fish.

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Try filleting like a walleye with the skin removed and frying in shore lunch. It tastes completely different with the skin removed.

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I like the bake or broil with lemon pepper and lemon juice like so many others. But lately I have been trying baking or broiling with "Blackening" seasoning on them! Yuum. wink

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Very easy to clean(described in other posts). I do not scale.

I bake them. A little butter, a little dill. Drizzle with lemon after done. Can't beat it.

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Can honestly say I've tried all the above and am not impressed with any.

Fillet like a walleye or crappie, leave the skin on, and smoke em. Nothing better than smoked trout! Nothing.

You know Don you are correct . That is my favorite way

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Fillet and leave skin on. Throw on tin foil with an entire can of crushed pineapple and fresh grated ginger. Wrap up and bake in the oven at 375

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Gut and clean in cold water. Dredge in seasoned flour. Fry in a cast iron skillet with bacon grease over a campfire beside your favorite trout stream.

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OK, next question - how are you guys keeping trout? Do you guys use creels? Stringers? Do you field dress? What's the best way to keep 'em fresh from the hook to home?

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I have the big sized Arctic Creel.

Gut them on stream and place guts in zip lock bag.

place fish and guts in creel.

The front side of the creel has another zipped area that I put 2 or 3 cold packs in it before I leave home.

cold packs and fish are in separate areas.

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I have never cleaned and cooked a trout

What y'all recommend?

Best way to clean trout would be to have central bassman do it laugh

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wow this was a booming post. thanks all for the information. sounds to me that grilling or smoking is the way out.

what do they taste like

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