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> Nottawasaga Lake Trout, ....and here I thought it wasn't
FlyingDivot
Posted: Jul 13, 2021 - 11:34 pm


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Family rented a cottage on Allenwood beach last week ... Thursday evening launched out of Nottawasaga river, went straight towards Collingwood...about halfway.

Trolled spoons 100 fow, marked lots of fish at 35 feet. but no takers. Saw the odd fish deep near bottom, figured they were lakers. Girlfriend suggested I drop the lures down....I normally don't like lakers....but gave it a shot. Sure enough, Got one to bite on orange/chrome 15 feet up off bottom.

It was almost dark, assumed and appeared to be a laker, threw it in a bag, and took it to the cottage.

Cut it open the next day and was pleasantly surprised. Brilliant orange flesh! Ate some sashimi style and pan fried remainder...fantastic!!!!



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Posted: Jul 13, 2021 - 11:35 pm


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The knife in the cottage was dull... so i used an extendable box cutter from the truck, it did the trick!

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Posted: Jul 14, 2021 - 06:23 am


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Where the heck did that come from? I know splake are stocked heavily across Northern Ontario and in Lake Superior in the US. Also a little odd it was that deep but they do follow the food. MNR might be interested in that as well. Beautiful looking fish.

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Posted: Jul 14, 2021 - 07:27 am


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pretty sure thats a georgian bay lake trout . the flesh is typically that nice orange colour and the smaller ones are not bad eating.

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Posted: Jul 14, 2021 - 07:52 am


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I'm also sure it is a Lake Trout
Typical color flesh for Lake Trout

Not a good idea to eat raw.
Fresh water fish have lots of Parasites in the flesh.
Must be cooked first.

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Posted: Jul 14, 2021 - 08:29 am


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QUOTE (RHYBAK @ Jul 14, 2021 - 08:52 am)

Not a good idea to eat raw.
Fresh water fish have lots of Parasites in the flesh.
Must be cooked first.

This bears repeating!

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Posted: Jul 14, 2021 - 08:57 am


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Yup unless you flash freeze or cure it with salt overnight I wouldn't eat freshwater fish raw. That's a laker for sure.

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FlyingDivot
Posted: Jul 14, 2021 - 09:39 am


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I've never seen lake trout with orange flesh....but I am relatively new to fishing GB...so I will assume you guys are correct.

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Posted: Jul 14, 2021 - 12:42 pm


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QUOTE (FlyingDivot @ Jul 14, 2021 - 10:39 am)
I've never seen lake trout with orange flesh....but I am relatively new to fishing GB...so I will assume you guys are correct.

They are correct and a lot of the colour comes from what they are eating, some areas they will be a light yellow colour and other areas and food will turn them orange.

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Posted: Jul 15, 2021 - 05:49 am


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Hey flying divot I was just wondering how your feeling after day 2 of eating raw lake trout.

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Posted: Jul 15, 2021 - 08:49 am


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Google eating raw fresh water fish and then you probably wonít do it again.

That for sure a Laker. Species does not dictate colour of meat just the diet of the fish. The more shrimp, crayfish, insects etc the more orange the flesh. The more bait fish like smelt and alewife the whiter the flesh.

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FlyingDivot
Posted: Jul 22, 2021 - 06:31 am


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No issues whatsoever....thanks for your concern

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Posted: Jul 22, 2021 - 07:30 am


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Just be careful your basically rolling the dice anytime you eat raw freshwater fish. You can fillet the fish, freeze the filets(use google for how long and temps) and then thaw and eat the fish safely as sashimi.

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Posted: Jul 22, 2021 - 02:50 pm


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Ok Phewf. Itís been awhile I was wondering how things were. Good to hear!

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