Tis' The Fish Eating Season.

The unofficial start to the summer season begins this weekend.  The Memorial Day weekend brings back lots of fishing memories for me.  The weather is usually lousy and my fingers are crossed for warmer weather and hungry fish.  We do a lot of catch and release fishing.  With that being said, there's nothing I enjoy more than a good fish fry.  I crave it even.  What many people forget, is they may have the fish already in their freezer from either last summer's fishing or maybe this year's ice fishing season.  It's actually kind of sad to think of all the fish and other wild game that goes to waste every year because it never leaves the freezer (sometimes years later).

I decided to find out what kind of fish caught in our state our listeners like? 

I recently asked my listeners on our Facebook page and on-air, what is their favorite fish to eat found right here in North Dakota?  I received hundreds of answers, but I was kind of somewhat surprised what fish species ended up at number one.  I would argue it's more work than the trouble?  Either way, you can't go wrong with any of these fish.

There's nothing like freshly caught fish. 

One thing I do know for sure is there's nothing like freshly caught fish.  It's so much better than grocery store-bought.  Same with restaurants, sure it's still good, but not "mouth-watering" like fish caught right out of the lake.

The long-term forecast is calling for highs in the 70s with a slight chance of rain through the Memorial Day weekend.  That's a lot better than the 50s and should make for some good fishing if you can dodge the showers.  Time to grab your fishing gear and head to your favorite lake or river and find out for yourself how good these 5 species of fish really are in North Dakota.  I'm actually getting hungry just thinking about it.  Tight lines everybody.


 

North Dakota's 5 Favorite Fish To Eat

The 5 fish species found in North Dakota that we love to eat the most.

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