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What do stocked trout taste like?

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How is the flavor of the trout taken from the DNR stocked ponds(Cenaiko/Courthouse?) My experience with trout stocked in lakes in Wisconsin is that they taste muddy. Is that the case with these fish, too?

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Are they ever muddy! grin.gifgrin.gif

The question is not whether the fish taste muddy or not, but whether the water from which the fish came from tastes muddy. There is no muddy tasting water through the ice and I believe MN's trout stock ponds are not muddy either.

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I think they taste the same as store bought or from up north. I've only experienced muddy tasting trout once and that was from a Lk way up on the Arrowhead trail.

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Myself, I think they taste kind of funky...might be what they feed them at the rearing ponds...I've heard it's something like liver, or blood pellets, a nonvarying diet to keep production costs in line?

Most of those trout stocked in the lakes like Cenaiko and courthouse pond, don't live long enough to aquire anything from their envoirment, except maybe someones bait!

In open water, I think smaller stream trout are okay and I think smaller brook trout are actually good.

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A lot of what a fish tastes like is what they eat. We do fish stocked trout lakes, but we don't head over there just after the truck leaves(these aren't metro lakes either) and by the time we are catching them they have been eating what the lakes has to offer for at least a few months so the probably have gotten rid of that stocked fish taste. But they taste dang good cool.gif

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