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Photo Phriday 52 #7637590
07/29/22 10:56 AM
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Idaho, Lemhi County
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The dog-days of summer here in the mountains of Idaho has me wishing for cooler temps and the fantastic eating of Interior Alaska burbot. Everybody has their personal favorite-eating fish. For me it's a toss-up between yellow-eyed rockfish (saltwater) and freshwater ling (burbot). Miss Lisa was the burbot-catcher of the Tanana River.

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Re: Photo Phriday 52 [Re: Gulo] #7637602
07/29/22 11:10 AM
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Priest River, Idaho USA
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Nice size burbot. We catch them from the Kootenai River here in north Idaho and a couple small lakes in northeastern Washington. I agree some of the better eating fish

I sure wish we had some of that white stuff right now.grin

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Re: Photo Phriday 52 [Re: Gulo] #7637630
07/29/22 11:32 AM
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a trout pond owner said he had fresh water burbot. Fishery biologist said good sign of healthy pond


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Re: Photo Phriday 52 [Re: Gulo] #7637639
07/29/22 11:37 AM
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Montana ,Rocky Mtns.
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I like cod, catfish, and halibut, burbot too.

Actually, it hasn't been too bad for heat up here. It's beginning to get too hot for me now, but most often, it isn't as hot here as other places. On the divide in Glacier, there is so much snow, the plows are still trying to clear it off the Sun road .

Re: Photo Phriday 52 [Re: Gulo] #7637670
07/29/22 12:36 PM
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What Nice way to spend your day Thanks for the pictures

Re: Photo Phriday 52 [Re: Gulo] #7637711
07/29/22 01:50 PM
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M.T.V. Alaska
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Burbot called Maneganuk here. They are the favorite fish in the winter. I keep a under ice net all winter and eat and give them away pretty regular. People specifically ask for them. The liver is prized and taste great. Spread it on a cracker or bread Yum.

They are especially fat and good in the early winter when they have been feeding on lamprey eels.

I found out they are not good in the summer when the water is warm. They are skinny and stink and the liver is shriveled up and green. We dont eat them then.

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Re: Photo Phriday 52 [Re: Gulo] #7637712
07/29/22 01:55 PM
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I have seen them with some big honking brown larva embedded in the meat in the spring. Kinda takes away one's appetite real quick


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Re: Photo Phriday 52 [Re: Gulo] #7637724
07/29/22 02:11 PM
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yes some have little brown worms that are like rubber bands when cooked. Yum Yum...

Re: Photo Phriday 52 [Re: Gulo] #7637728
07/29/22 02:13 PM
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Montana ,Rocky Mtns.
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UGH....that does that !

Re: Photo Phriday 52 [Re: Gulo] #7637752
07/29/22 02:29 PM
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Use to catch a lot of ling on Oneida lake in NY ice fishing. My fishing buddy would love them. He called them poor man's lobster. Seems like every different body of water the locals have a different name for burbot. A friend that lived on the lake also prized the ling liver most of all


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Re: Photo Phriday 52 [Re: Gulo] #7637770
07/29/22 03:00 PM
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Called Ling here.Most people wont eat them.I have eaten them,they are OK in my opinion.
Used to see some people intentionally net ling under the ice in spring every year on a lake near Timmins.
I think most dont eat ling here because there are other fish in the rivers and lakes that are much preferred,like sturgeon and pickerel.


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Re: Photo Phriday 52 [Re: Gulo] #7637785
07/29/22 03:22 PM
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We can get them out of Erie in November. I thought they tasted like channel cat, not bad

Re: Photo Phriday 52 [Re: Gulo] #7637788
07/29/22 03:29 PM
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We get monsters here funder the ice in the fall with stick and string. People eat the liver and eggs here mostly mixed with cranberries.

Re: Photo Phriday 52 [Re: Gulo] #7637901
07/29/22 07:21 PM
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Ohio
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Mn has them We caught a lot of them in the Mississippi River in the winter. Good eating. Never tried the liver

Re: Photo Phriday 52 [Re: Gulo] #7643434
08/05/22 11:15 PM
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Lota lota burbot one of the easiest names to remember in the fish world.
as defined;
This comes from the fact that the "lota" has a tendency to fall over and roll around, as it is not stable sitting on its base.

each culture views this fish differently.
a retired Bio- Joe Roberson of Manitoba told of a story of the use of one burbot. A trapper had lost his ice spud on the last punch through...and was in a dilemma what to do with 4 feet and soon to be 7 feet of ice to go through. A Dene came and asked what his most second prized possesion was ? If he get the spud up from 20 feet what was his reward........an hour later the burbot had wrapped around the spud and with the extra hooks around the fish the thong wrapping was hooked and up came the spud..... across the tundra went a new 45-70
there was 20 caribou sunk there for the winter food catch so the spud was necessary for the trader

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