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South Dakota Pactola Lake Trout


Joined: 10/25/2010
Location: ND
This question stems from the recent reports on catching Lake Trout on Pactola.  So, I've never had the chance to eat Lake Trout and have hear that it's not really good for the table. But, you would think that in the winter and out of a body of water like Lake Pactola in South Dakota, they would be a bit better.  

Remember, I've been spoiled on walleye 
 
Re: South Dakota Pactola Lake Trout
by on 01/13/2011 1:51 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/30/2008
Location: SD
Only time I have ever ate it was when I lived in WI.  We caught a few trolling for kings, there very greasy, at least from Lake Michigan.  They werent bad smoked, but thats the only way I would eat them again.  Pactola might be different, I dont think they pump raw sewage into it like Michigan!

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Re: South Dakota Pactola Lake Trout
by on 01/13/2011 4:56 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/25/2010
Location: ND
 Yea, you're right about that  And, I've had smoked carp that taste excellent.  Nonetheless, I'm sure they're fun to catch. 
 
Re: South Dakota Pactola Lake Trout
by on 02/02/2011 1:47 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/15/2009
Location: SD
I personally have not had lake trout from Pactola. I do know that trout in general are kind of mushy and greasy if they are caught in warmer water or in the summer time. I would guess that because its winter and pactola water stays clean and cold all year that the trout would be great to eat.
Re: South Dakota Pactola Lake Trout
by on 02/02/2011 3:39 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/08/2009
Location: sd
I have lake trout numerous times and I think it's great.

I can explain it as a cross between a walleye and a salmon.

But I would cook it similar to a salmon.

Just like anything else it's all in how you prepare it, there are great recipes you can find online.
Re: South Dakota Pactola Lake Trout
by on 02/03/2011 9:23 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/25/2010
Location: ND
I was just curious because I've never had fish out of waters that are in the Hills area.  I've heard of very clear and clean water and thought that would make a ton of difference in the way fish taste??
 
Re: South Dakota Pactola Lake Trout
by on 02/04/2011 12:11 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/15/2009
Location: sd
If they taste anything like the brookies or browns from the streams,they are best put back in the water.I have had good smoked trout before,but Ive never perfected the process myself. Trust me, they are all mushy, greasy and taste terrible in my opinion.Give me a nice walleye fillet anyday.These little lakes and streams really make me miss Oahe.
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