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Knowing for sure that you just caught a legal sized Native Brook Trout. Would any of you have occasion to keep and eat it?
I believe I have unknowingly a long time ago.


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yes

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On occassion. I don't make a habit of it, and generally don't encourage the harvesting of natives, but man oh man. After a long day of hikin' and fishin, sitting around the campfire nothing tastes better!

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I have in the past and will in the future if I feel by doing so is not depleting the resource,depends on the stream.

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i agree with all

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Only if I'm not within driving distance to a Long John Silver's

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Pretty much the same as others. Depends on the situation.

Generally speaking, on a lightly fished, hard to access stream that has lots of fish, I don't think keeping a couple does any harm at all. I wouldn't do so if the stream gets fished pretty hard, has fewer fish, or if the catch was near access points.

Even in situations where I think it's ok, I typically don't partake just for the hassle. You gotta carry fish all day, clean em, etc. For a small meal. The only time I ever have done it is in hike-in camping situations, and even then, it was only 1 or 2 for the fire.

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I probably would only consider it for a streamside fish and chips lunch, which I have done in the past but not for many years. I have to agree that they are real tasty fried up and consumed right there on the bank of a remote mountain stream. Hmmmmmm!

Posted on: 2013/5/9 17:21


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I have never intentionally killed any natives. Prolly never will. As small as they are, I just don't see the point.

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Every time I catch a 7"+ native, I imagine eating it. And one day I will. Hopefully enough for a small fish-fry.

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A little over 30 years ago I was backpacking with a friend in the Adirondacks. At that time the lakes were affected by acid rain and the ones we saw seemed dead, no fish, just leeches. I had hit a few streams and they were loaded with brookies, every color you could imagine. By the 3rd day we were running low on food, well we ate a few brookies, and they were delicious. I wouldn't do it now though, live & learn.

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its funny how the c&r ethic has created a situation where people have to justify or feel ashamed to eat a stupid brook trout.

thread is silly.

Posted on: 2013/5/9 19:49


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I'm not ashamed. When I was younger, my uncle
and I would catch'em and whack'em on a rock. Then gut them on the spot. Then, as I said in the other similar thread, I worked as a fish monger for a few years, fileting tons of salmon. Lost all desire to cut fish. Brook trout cooked in bacon grease by the creek is a delicacy in my mind. The streams we harvested from still fish fine by the way.

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Quote:

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On occassion. I don't make a habit of it, and generally don't encourage the harvesting of natives, but man oh man. After a long day of hikin' and fishin, sitting around the campfire nothing tastes better!


Ditto.

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When i was younger my Dad and my Pap used to do up a cast iron skillet full of native brookies right there , fresh n clean , the meat gets a slight pink color like salmon , i don't kill andeat trout cause i really don't care for fish but THOSE were great and if an angler wants to eat trout there is nothing better.

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