Well …… it was probably a seven or eight-pound trout and a big trout is easier to clean and it’s only one. I’d never thought that there were people who didn’t know about fish. I had to cook it as well. It fried up beautifully and we had a very tasty dinner. That made me the official fish person, which I didn’t want to be.
As I recall, that fish was what we used to call a salmon trout which is lake trout that fed on fresh water shrimp. The flesh was pink.
What I hated most on our trips was cleaning grayling which is very common in the Yukon and the western part of the NWT. They’re not very big and they have a lot of bones so you cannot make a mistake. One big fish you do it once. Six smaller fish and you do it six times. And to clean fish properly you really need a board and a razor sharp knife, neither of which I ever had. If I may say so, my finest moment was on Banks Island in snow flurry. Denis Harvey had caught a very nice Lake Trout. It was female full of eggs and I made everyone a fish egg omelette as well as pieces of lightly fried trout. The weather was awful and it warmed us up. The crew loved it.