The Best Eating Freshwater Fish

The Best Eating Freshwater Fish
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If I’ve heard it once I’ve heard it a thousand times: “I’m a catch-and-release fisherman because I don’t like the taste of freshwater fish.” Anglers and foodies alike who will happily eat saltwater species like tuna, swordfish, and haddock, always seem to turn their noses up at the idea of eating fish from a lake, river, or pond.

I understand that most people buy their fish in plastic-wrapped packages at the grocery store where there aren’t a lot of freshwater species on offer, but I don’t get how recreational anglers will happily spend over $5.00 a pound for a forkful of halibut when they spend their free time catching and releasing some much more readily available, tasty, and frankly cheaper alternatives.

Saltwater fish are admittedly delicious, and I will straight up devour a pound of ahi on occasion. But unless you live on the coast, making fish like this a regular part of your diet will cost you as much as buying a decent used car. Now I’ve always figured…

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