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Hunt&Fish
Posted: Feb 25, 2020 - 04:27 pm


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I have never considered catching Lake Ontario salmon thinking that they aren't the same as west coast salmon. Do they taste the same? I just love the west coast salmon. I posted this along with Long Shanks charter offer thinking I might take him up on it but I can't find it anywhere. What happened to it?

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Posted: Feb 25, 2020 - 06:39 pm


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It's still here:

Longshanks answer

FYI, I too have had both West Coast Salmon and small to medium "Spring Silver" Chinooks and Coho's from Lake O and I think they are all delicious, just different. YMMV.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2020 - 07:16 pm


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I've had both and nothing beats a wild spring from the Pacific.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2020 - 09:15 pm


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Could you guys, who tasted both and know the differences, elaborate a bit?
What is the difference? I was always thinking that the more fatty is fish more tastier it is. However, I know that many depreciatingly refer lakers as "greasy".
So what is the difference in taste between Pacific and Ontario salmon?

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Posted: Feb 26, 2020 - 10:15 am


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Best way to find out is to go catch some spring salmon in a few weeks fresh silver spring salmon best I've ate.

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Posted: Feb 26, 2020 - 11:31 am


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Having caught and eaten both my take is .. The spring Gb silver salmon are hard to beat But the west coast silvers have a different flavor due to diet , not sure how LO fish stack up but the GB and west cost silvers are both ..DELICIOUS..

Now ; Would you eat these..

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Posted: Feb 26, 2020 - 11:34 am


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Ready for the table

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Posted: Feb 26, 2020 - 11:44 am


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QUOTE (Hunt&Fish @ Feb 25, 2020 - 04:27 pm)
I have never considered catching Lake Ontario salmon thinking that they aren't the same as west coast salmon. Do they taste the same? I just love the west coast salmon. I posted this along with Long Shanks charter offer thinking I might take him up on it but I can't find it anywhere. What happened to it?

It's still there......on this section . down a bit and in the sponsor forum


I answered you already, but didn,t want to get into a debate on west coast salmon vs great lakes salmon


I will just add this. I believe pacific wild salmon are richer in taste due to forage variety

great lakes salmon, .spring salmon are still quite good in my books, but each to their own


Example . I like Lake Superior salmon more than lake Ontario salmon, but that is not saying that the latter do not taste quite good

storage/transport and preparation all come into play


I won't eat big fall spawners as they area dying fish and have softer meat


all the above is very general and it comes down to personal choices


I have groups that don't keep any and others love every last piece

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Posted: Feb 26, 2020 - 09:16 pm


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I will take this one strange turn father.

I have caught and eating Chinooks out in the Ocean and it was rich and delicious. Lake O chinook in spring are good but way milder and the bigger springs are not as good IMO from lake O. The Gbay smaller chrome fish I did eat was a summer fish. It was better than the lake O fish with richer flavour but less than that of the BC fish I ate in the summer.

As for Coho which are my favourite.
The lake O Coho I like much better than the ones I have eaten in BC.i was surprised and find it Strange that itís opposite for my pallet vs the Chinook.

I have never eaten a Superior Coho or Chinook but my friends say their Coho put the lake O Coho to shame on the plate. I guess I will have to make a trip and see for myself one day.

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Posted: Feb 27, 2020 - 06:16 am


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There are no krill in Lake Ontario like there are in the Pacific. So there's that factor.

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