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Old 08-13-2018, 11:59 AM   #1
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Can anyone identify this fish?

My 12 yo caught this beauty on the lower half of Upper Saranac Lake last weekend. First one of it's kind that we've caught in 7 yrs of fishing there and I'm at a loss. I thought it was a trout or maybe a hybrid trout, but I can't find anything that seems to match. Maybe a whitefish? Dorsal fin is far back on the spine and belly was ultra soft.

New to the forum, thanks for any help.
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Old 08-13-2018, 12:18 PM   #2
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That is a Fallfish.....One of the larger minnows found in NY.....
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:09 PM   #3
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Definitely a fallfish, my friend caught three last week in Eighth Lake, he thought they were whitefish as well. What I found interesting was that he had never seen one, and he lives about a mile from the Salmon River, and it is loaded with them.
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:37 PM   #4
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are they edible? (I mean enjoyably edible?)
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:56 PM   #5
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are they edible? (I mean enjoyably edible?)
If you like fish cakes. The only place I've seen them is the Hudson.
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:45 PM   #7
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My recipe:

Select a fresh, knot free cedar plank, 3/4" x 8" by 24".

Slather the plank with olive oil in which you have crushed 4 cloves of garlic

Take your fish and carefully nail it to the plank, one nail through the head and the other near the tail. Slather everything with more garlic oil. Salt and pepper to taste.

Now, start your fire. Hardwoods work best. Build it against a rock or fireplace that will reflect heat. Let the fire burn down until it is mostly, but not all coals.

Arrange the planked fish so that it faces the fire. The trick is to get it just far away enough that the plank does not char.

Cook for about thirty minutes. A good test of done-ness is that the fish is about ready to fall off the plank and the plank is a nice, even, golden brown.

Carefully remove the plank from the fire and remove the fish.

Throw the fish in the fire and eat the plank.
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:08 PM   #8
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That’s a Brooke trout and a nice native at that!!
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Old 08-16-2018, 03:31 AM   #9
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Caught a few of them in Saratoga (all thru the ice surprisingly) and in the hudson/ some of the tributaries in the Corinth area. Nice fish!
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Old 08-16-2018, 07:47 AM   #10
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Thatís a Brooke trout and a nice native at that!!
Did you omit the
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