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Fishing in British Columbia => The Fish Kitchen => Topic started by: Fish Assassin on April 06, 2004, 10:55:33 PM

Title: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 06, 2004, 10:55:33 PM
So what is the best tasting fish ?
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: TrophyHunter on April 07, 2004, 10:04:28 AM
Red Springs from the Fraser in June
Cohos from the Cap in May
Sockeye from the Fraser in July

Those are my favourites in order
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: chris gadsden on April 07, 2004, 11:02:52 AM
The early springs we catch in May. ;D ;D
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Rodney on April 07, 2004, 09:08:11 PM
Ok, who voted for carp? Come on out now? ;D
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 07, 2004, 10:39:50 PM
LOL. I was wondering the same thing Rod. Who voted for pinks and chums ?
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: IronNoggin on April 08, 2004, 09:49:32 AM
All well and good. I voted for Hali's, the best on the list IMHO. However, two of the better ones are missing from your list, those being Arctic Charr, by far the BEST red-meat fish I've ever had the luxery of enjoying (in fact surpassing sockeye considerably!) and Yelloweye, which I actually prefer over halibut.

Cheers,
Nog
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: TrophyHunter on April 08, 2004, 10:56:19 AM
There are probably another hundred fish that taste amazing but they are hard to come across, I think that this is a great list of the fish that we come across everyday!!
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: gumboots on April 08, 2004, 11:53:27 AM
For red flesh it would be CAP. coho followed by sockeye ...White flesh it would be Dover Sole ,  YUMMM !! followed by Halibut . another favourite is my smoked salmon with cracked chilli pepper flakes ...AWESOME  !!  Huge compliments....
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: keithr on April 08, 2004, 05:45:39 PM
the key is, is it fresh? and did you just catch it?  It also helps to have been out all day and have an appetitie!
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: joedavis on April 08, 2004, 06:04:47 PM
#1 is halibut panfried in butter, garlic and a bit of sea salt. #2 is cap coho and #3 is a tie between a red snapper and a green ling.

July sockeyes are great too, but they haven't been available for sale in years. You guys aren't out there fishing for them are ya?  :o
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Spudcote on April 08, 2004, 10:42:49 PM
The only fish I eat are Lingcod, Halibut and Cod...all great tasting bottom fish
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Steelhead King on April 09, 2004, 12:41:54 AM
1.  Lingcod around 20-25lb. 2. Red snapper/ yellow eye. 3. Halibut under 15lb.  4. its a tie betwen ocean caught spring and coho.  
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Dynamite kid on April 09, 2004, 04:48:23 AM
The all you can eat fish n chips at the victoria restuarant in chilliwack is pretty good ,halibut in a beer batter. ;D
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: canoe man on April 09, 2004, 09:45:00 PM
id have to go with the fresh sockeye
plus there the right size for a whole bbq thing
a pan full of fresh trout are yummy too
fresh halibut when its afordable lol
cnm
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: MERC on April 15, 2004, 12:05:16 AM
Fraser red springs followed by sockeye/coho locally.  Hard to beat fresh ahi tuna and sable fish (alaska black cod) too for "white" flesh.  Halibut cheeks are also absolutely amazing!  Love fresh snapper and lemon sole too.  The list just goes on and on!  Any fresh fish cooked well works for me!
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: FishKid on April 15, 2004, 02:37:25 PM
I prefer eating coho and sockeye. Especially from the barbeque.
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: MERC on April 15, 2004, 03:53:45 PM
Sam: Didn't know that.  Don't do a lot of ground fish anymore.  Haven't really for years.  What's the regs on them?  I wonder if there's a lot locally or are they prett rare?
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: otto on April 15, 2004, 10:41:01 PM
interesting that trout scored so low.....is trout that bad  ???
i always thought trout panfried in a cast iron skillet with butter/lemon and salt was suppused to be the best??

 ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: aquaboy24 on April 15, 2004, 11:13:03 PM
always wanted to catch myself a sablefish...they are delicious
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: chris gadsden on April 15, 2004, 11:19:04 PM
interesting that trout scored so low.....is trout that bad  ???
i always thought trout panfried in a cast iron skillet with butter/lemon and salt was suppused to be the best??

 ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Yes Otto they are hard to beat. I remember fishing Powell Lake in the 1960's with my Aunt and Uncle. Caught a half dozen and then took them to shore, cooked them like you said over a open fire. Of course being so fresh they curl up in the pan.

I can still smell the aroma and the taste was unbeatable. ;D ;D
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: aquaboy24 on April 15, 2004, 11:26:40 PM
I pulled a rock scallop off of a rock on van Island once....at about 60 feet...shucked it with my dive knife underwater...took a nice deep breath...popped it in my mouth...

VERY tasty....and can you get sushi fresher than that....I really doubt it
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: lucky on April 18, 2004, 12:26:56 PM
i would say some of the best tasting fish i have ate have been caught in ontario, walleye or pickeral is my fav, nice sweet white flaky non fishy tasting meat. Also a really fun gamefish to catch. have caught many over the 10lb mark on ultalightsetups with 8lb line.  Perch are also a great tasting fish, similar to the walleye, alot of people give the perch a bad rap, but in ontario they provide a pretty big commercial fishery, as well as a huge recreational fishery for everyone.  Back where my folks live they have a perch festival everyyear which is lots of fun, and some of the perch , we called jumbo perch were 10 to 12"
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: MERC on April 18, 2004, 05:46:58 PM
[Yes Otto they are hard to beat. I remember fishing Powell Lake in the 1960's with my Aunt and Uncle. Caught a half dozen and then took them to shore, cooked them like you said over a open fire. Of course being so fresh they curl up in the pan.]

If you make several slices perpendicular to the length of the fish body (skin side) , it will help reduce the amount of curl.  The curl is generally caused by the flesh of the fish "shrinking" during the cooking process while the skin doesn't.  Noitce that fillets don't ever curl up?
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: otto on April 19, 2004, 05:39:33 PM
fresh salmon, gutted but leave head/tail on. stuff cavity with salt/pepper/lemons/parsley. split cedar logs into kindling about an inch thick, wrap salmon tightly with kindling (lengthwise) and bind with bailing wire. let fire get real hot and burn down to a bed of coals. dig out depression in coals and lay salmon/wood in it. recover with coals.
you'll get incredible tasting salmon steaks after a while...... 8)
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Stratocaster on April 21, 2004, 12:16:29 PM
Here's mine:

Pan-Seared Chilean Sea Bass Filet on a bed of linguine alfredo.

Grilled Yellowfin Tuna (Medium Rare) with Papaya Mango Salsa and Wasabi Mayonaise.

Grilled Fresh Fraser River Red spring belly (caught in may or june) marinaded in a light honey teriyaki sauce

Beer battered halibut with red relish and tartar sauce

Poached Coho (early cap) topped with julienned ginger and green onion seared with hot oil and sweet soy sauce to finish.

Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: d_w on April 24, 2004, 02:35:51 PM
Sockeye's are great eating fish, i like mine with a little teriyaki, but still very good without
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Long_Cast on July 10, 2004, 11:17:46 AM
Sockeye's are great tasting ONLY if they are caught in the ocean in their early to midlife age level and not when they're ready to journal back to the Fraser River to spawn. Personally, I find river sockeye to be horrible compared to ocean caught sockeye.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: fishingbuddha on June 13, 2005, 11:31:44 PM
complicated question because we are so lucky to have so much choice.  i have worked up and down the coast from vancouver to queen charlottes.  my favourites include;
queen charlotte spring salmon (non pointy nose with pink meat), fraser river sockeye, halibut, rock cod salted dried and bbq, fresh red snapper fish n chips, smelt's salted and deep fried whole, kokanee trout hard smoked and canned with bone in. actually when you could eat sturgeon years ago i have tried that and it was pretty good.
another fish that was really good that a lot of people probably haven't tried and you can get it just outside of the lighthouse at the mouth of the fraser river is chad. my grandfather used to prepare chad sushimi and it was pretty good as well.

fishingbuddha
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: fishingbuddha on June 16, 2005, 10:23:56 PM
sorry typing mistake. i did mean shad. does anyone know if this species spawns in freshwater systems like its relatives and if they do can you catch them in the fraser river? just curious.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Ho whacker on June 17, 2005, 06:38:28 PM
i voted sockeye but for sure it would be red snapper and walleye.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Sterling C on June 19, 2005, 04:15:45 PM
I'd have to agree with the ever popular sockeye and red spring. Trout from lakes at the 'right' lakes at the right time of year can be good too. I don't really care for any of the other salmon species. I won't even eat coho unless I'm out of the reds.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: newsman on August 01, 2005, 02:22:17 PM
I have eaten fish from all over Canada & the US, and Walleye, Lingcod, & Halibut are by far the best.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: searun17 on September 19, 2005, 02:32:51 PM
my favorite are fresh kokanee on the bbq.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Rieber on September 19, 2005, 03:53:14 PM
walleye for me.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Truecast on September 19, 2005, 05:43:59 PM
  I like Snapper or "Yellow Eye" but it has to be right out of the water. Early season shrimp fed rainbow is great too.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: DragonSpeed on September 20, 2005, 05:21:34 PM
I'd have to agree with the ever popular sockeye and red spring. Trout from lakes at the 'right' lakes at the right time of year can be good too. I don't really care for any of the other salmon species. I won't even eat coho unless I'm out of the reds.

Oooh... I LIKE COHO.  It's right behind sox for me.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: DaN ThE MaN on September 20, 2005, 07:02:29 PM
RED spring!!!!!!!!!! ummmmmm...
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Sterling C on September 20, 2005, 08:59:02 PM
Rainbows can also be good if you know where to look  ;)

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Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: phatwop on September 21, 2005, 12:29:28 AM
blowfish, freshwater eel, blue fin tuna, alaskan black cod ( sablefish), sockeye.

just kidding about the blowfish.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: jettabambino on September 21, 2005, 10:18:09 PM
sockeye on the barby with a beer in my hand
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: blaydRnr on September 21, 2005, 11:52:05 PM
sashimi bluefin and sockeye.
grilled halibut
pan seared tilapia and snapper.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: dennisK on September 22, 2005, 10:34:08 AM
ahi. white chinook.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: blaydRnr on September 23, 2005, 01:41:48 AM
ahi ahi. white chinook.

do you mean ahi tuna or are you trying to say Mahi Mahi? ???
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: phatwop on September 24, 2005, 02:45:54 PM
ahi tuna is the same as yellowfin tuna, although in the USA, some even call the bigeye tuna  an ahi tuna. .

mahi mahi from what i remember are a large, strange blunt-headed fish that belongs in the dolphin family. they used to weird me out when we'd get them  in at a restaurant i used to work at long ago. they were blue/green and yellow and tasted pretty good.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: FishinDawg on September 25, 2005, 11:29:48 PM
by far i have to say sockeye...then comes the red spring
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: BwiBwi on September 26, 2005, 01:45:43 AM
Best tasting ???
I don't know to me it depends on how it's cooked.
Misoyaki pink is actually better than sockeye.
Oven baked sockeye definitely better
BBQ both sockeye and halibut
Seared halibut and carp
Soy sauce/black bean (steamed) carp trout
Pan fried w/ salt, pepper, lemon, tyme sockeye halibut
Soup any fish that's freshly cought
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: golfnut23 on November 20, 2005, 12:56:13 PM
i cant belive so many of you prefer the taste of a chinook to a coho............ ??? ??? ??? (unless thats a red spring)
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: DMW on December 02, 2005, 04:11:12 AM
I just had some Red Spring last night, I would have to say, that if cooked right, I like it the most out of the salmon!!  I like to marinade it for about an hr, in a Balsamic Vinegar/ seasoning mix, with fine chopped garlic, lemon pepper ( but don't over do it on this), and chives or something of that nature.  Sometimes I trade the vinegar for some red wine.  That is also a damn nice thing to use!!!
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Floater on December 02, 2005, 02:42:30 PM
Best tasting ???
I don't know to me it depends on how it's cooked.
Misoyaki pink is actually better than sockeye.
Oven baked sockeye definitely better
BBQ both sockeye and halibut
Seared halibut and carp
Soy sauce/black bean (steamed) carp trout
Pan fried w/ salt, pepper, lemon, tyme sockeye halibut
Soup any fish that's freshly cought

Your tottaly right. The only way you could decide is pan fry all the fish and taste it. I have never done that so cant say but carp is pretty good in alot of asian and european dishes.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: cohoslayer1 on December 06, 2005, 09:54:29 PM
I voted for coho but i just rembered after i voted at tasting fresh grilled tuna, iT will be the best thing you have ever tasted . It taste like your eating steak that is super tender and falls apart in your mouth. Exactly like steak no differance


We came accross some by that my dad went on a fishing trip and after fishing for the day He decided to go to the bar. he made good freainds with a drunk fisherman and he was a commercial tuna fisherman , so he walked my dad and his friend down to his freezer in his boat and gave hime 4 huge tuna.
so it goes to say make friends and good things will come to you ;D
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: DMW on December 06, 2005, 10:00:39 PM
I just had some steelhead tonight, and forgot how much I like it as well!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Guppy on January 28, 2006, 08:08:39 PM
I would have to say my two favorite fish would have to be halbut and pink
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: newsman on January 29, 2006, 01:03:11 PM
I'm addressing all the old timers here. If you remember back when we were able to keep Sturgeon; did you like them? Keep a seven footer once, and tried poaching, baking, and frying the stakes. My wife and daughter liked it, but I couldn't get my mind passed the soft mushy texture. Needless to say the only way I could get it down was to use it for sandwiches. Awsome sandwich meat. Did anybody like Sturgeon when it was legal?
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 29, 2006, 01:24:26 PM
Sturgeon with black bean sauce. Yummy
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Reservoir Dog on January 29, 2006, 07:47:25 PM
I'm addressing all the old timers here. If you remember back when we were able to keep Sturgeon; did you like them? Keep a seven footer once, and tried poaching, baking, and frying the stakes. My wife and daughter liked it, but I couldn't get my mind passed the soft mushy texture. Needless to say the only way I could get it down was to use it for sandwiches. Awsome sandwich meat. Did anybody like Sturgeon when it was legal?

I liked Sturgeon, The smaller they are, the firmer the meat. I still remember the first time we had one, it was about 4ft and still alive, Dad had it in the bathtub. Mom got home from work, and went to take a shower. It scared the crap outta her. (she still curses dad on that one :lol: )

But mom cooked it the same way she cooks catfish. steams it in whole milk, with dill. Man oh man it's damn good.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Steelhead King on January 29, 2006, 09:59:52 PM
ocean spring along bc coast. other wise, Tuna and yellowtail on the top of my list in tropical water.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: glycine on January 29, 2006, 11:13:18 PM
my favorite fish?
deep fried smelt

some of ypu guys like japs food?
try sishamo. it's soysauce seasoned grilled smelt.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: mojoman on January 31, 2006, 07:59:18 AM
Pickeral is my fav....don't taste like fish...;))))



mojo don't eat fishy fish ;D
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Prettyfly on January 31, 2006, 10:16:32 AM
I love sockeye

But I recently had the opportunity to have sea bass and red snapper. I really liked the sea bass. I've had sword fish before and didn't care much for it. But half smoked/bbqed spring salmon is the bomb. I had it made the traditional way in Bella coola some years ago. That killed my dislike for salmon forever. I was amazed with the flavour. Smoked salmon jerky from there is awesome as well.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Nina on April 05, 2006, 02:45:59 AM
I gotta go with halibut, especially cold smoked halibut. Another favourite is garfish, which we get to eat for a short period of time every spring and every autumn, when they enter Danish waters, mmm, sooo good and almost time now  ;D

Oh, and smoked eel is another good one  ;)
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: TrophyHunter on April 05, 2006, 12:11:59 PM
Yep smoked Eel is soooo good..... but I have to give a nod to the sea bass aswell..  thats stuff is really good..I had it at a restaurant recently.. I don't think there is another fish that even comes close
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: *Lil Fisherman* on April 23, 2006, 12:24:13 PM
I mostly like the white meat!
White spring, Ling Cod, Sea bass, rock cod, red snapper, halibut etc.
And how is it that more people like carp than trout?!?!
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Derp on February 08, 2007, 03:30:46 PM
Burbout! mmmmm drool
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: ae_9 on March 20, 2007, 07:34:09 PM
definetly halibut
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Michaelt on April 21, 2007, 11:43:30 AM
there nothing like a fresh river rainbow pan fried and seasoned
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: JoshGuy on August 08, 2007, 04:25:35 PM
Smoked blackcod (sablefish) then Sock, Coho, Red Spring (whites are good too) Red Snapper & of course Halibut

Panfried or grilled hamour was a delicious habit that I picked up while working in Dubai, UAE. I'd spearfish them right where they're building all that crazy islands business.

Fresh caught talapia I had in Egypt was also quite nice.

Also, fresh, pickled, and smoked marlin from Mauritius was quite nice.

Pickled or raw herring eaten in the pub in Holland (drop the whole thing in in one gulp) was nice as well but that could have been the birche talking.

Not much can beat fresh atlantic cod from Newfie where I grew up tho.

 
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: fintail1 on August 11, 2007, 12:49:08 PM
halibut steaks by far,i season them with my families secret seasoning, mmmmmm......
Title: Best tasting fish. salt or fresh water and how prepared?
Post by: CALI 2 B.C. on January 29, 2008, 10:53:15 PM
Sockeye salmon bbq'd with dill,butter and garlic and halibut deep fried in beer batter are definately my favorites my honorable mention is mahi mahi excusee me if i spelled it wrong i think its also called dorado  ??? bbq'd with lemon and pepper.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: firstlight on January 30, 2008, 12:42:34 AM
Mahi Mahi Sushi in a spicey teryaki.    Oh man you cant get enough of it.

Tuna the same way is good also.

By the way,Mahi Mahi isnt from the Dolphin family.However they are also called Dolphin Fish i believe. ;)
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: salmon river on January 30, 2008, 06:24:09 AM
I would say the  Burbot.  ;D
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: mojoman on January 30, 2008, 06:37:08 AM
bein' a primarily non-fish-eater....I do enjoy the occasional feed of pickeral...but it wasn't a choice so I guess I'm jest trollin'... ;D


mojo
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: bentrod on January 30, 2008, 06:02:47 PM
I'd give my vote to a seared tuna steak.  MMMMMM!
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: dereke on February 01, 2008, 06:09:34 AM
 Halibut first for sure followed by ahi tuna. For salmon, have any of you gotten a bullet chum from the squamish and upon cleaning it found it had red/orange meat like a coho or red spring? If so the next time you do make sure you bbq it and you will be shocked at how good they are. I got two this past year in early October and they rivaled any other pacific salmon I have had, no joke! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: CELLIKBHOY on February 08, 2008, 03:30:06 PM
THE BEST TASTING IS USUALLY THE FRESHEST U CAN GET A HOLD OF , & DONT MESS AROUND WITH IT TOO MUCH, ALWAYS COOK FISH ON HIGH HEAT, FAST, & NO MORE THAN 110 F. LET IT REST FOR A FEW MINUTES SO THE JUCIES REMAIN, A FISH THAT COMES TO MIND WAS A 4LB RAINBOW THAT CAME FROM THE NAHATLATCH RIVER, WE ATE THAT BEAUTY WITHIN THE HOUR,MMMMMMMM I STILL RELISH THE UNCOMPLICATED TASTE IN MY MOUTH..CELLIKBHOY :P
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Nfisher on February 13, 2008, 07:09:17 PM
Burbot by far the best.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: chummer on March 15, 2008, 07:54:47 PM
Among salmon, I had thought sockeye was the best until I tasted a coho I caught last year on Chilliwack.
The coho was so nice with layers of white fat between deep red flesh.
According to my experience, taste of each salmon was very different everytime.
Maybe it is because every school had different genetics and feeding background.
Sockeye caught once on the Scale bar tasted very plain and was not even any better than a pink.   
Best fish can be also different for different cooking.

sashimi --- coho
cold smoking --- sockeye
barbecue --- spring 
half dry and grilling or fish soup --- catfish, burbot
fish soup or panfry --- sunfish
 
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: kosanin kosher salt on March 20, 2008, 10:49:06 PM
every 4 or 5 pounder chrome coho  i got on the chehalis  had extreme red flesh  , man those are the best fish ive ever ate also they make the best jerky        cod and halibut have always been second favourites
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: square tail on March 21, 2008, 05:26:29 AM
marble red springs if you cam get them early in the year the swim with springs and will not know until you clean them very buttery in texture and mild flavour when cooking cheers  :D
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: huntwriter on March 29, 2008, 07:20:12 AM
Halibut are my favorite followed by pike, trout and Sockeyes.

Carp? Perish the thought. Although if you keep them for a few days in fresh clean water and don’t feed them they’re a good tasting fish. So I am told. ;)
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: fish hound on May 05, 2008, 07:49:36 PM
Voted for Hali.

Always keep a couple of Sockeye in the freezer if they're open.

Have caught and eaten Burbot from Kootenay Lake before. Very tasty.

It's hard to beat a shore lunch pan fried trout straight out of the river.

Everybody has their own taste and own great recipe's.

If it's fresh...and I caught it....and my wife cooks it to perfection.....how can it taste any better?

Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: 604xt on May 13, 2008, 11:42:46 PM
black cod!!
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: rg500 on May 14, 2008, 03:34:30 AM
Chilean sea bass aka Patagonian tooth fish. Unfortunately its a species that I have personally banned myself from eating. According to Seafood Watch, the Chilean seabass is currently on the list of fish that North American consumers who are sustainability-minded should avoid. Australian Customs vessels have pursued illegal toothfishing ships up to 6100 kilometres at times, a three week chase. Forbidden fruit, or forbidden fish in this case tastes the sweetest.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Cajun6 on May 20, 2008, 12:38:16 PM
Ling Cod in the salt and I would have to say smoked brook trout from the fresh.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Steelhawk on June 28, 2008, 12:35:47 AM
Wahoo (eaten in Hawaii) by far the best tasting and great flavour for steak, beat sturgeon by a mile,
Ahi (yellowfin tuna), sockeye for sashimi (apparently Japanese rank steelhead sashimi higher than sockeye or other salmon)
White spring and red spring bellies for steaming and deep fried pepper salt cooking,
Early Cap coho also rank among the top,
Deep fried smelt is so delicious,
Fresh rock fish for steaming is just supreme

Time to head out to get one of the above.  ;D


 
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: marmot on June 28, 2008, 08:37:31 PM
Yeah 604.......Black Cod is amazing!!!!  Toshi sushi on main and 16th does an amaaaazing black cod dish.  Amazing.  If anyone here hasn't tried toshi before, you owe yourself to go.  Great japanese food and the cuts he gets are *almost* always the finest you can imagine.  I've eaten at tojos and eaten at toshi and can honestly say toshi was better. Man its good.  No i don't have any financial interest in the restaurant :).  Lineup sucks though.

I cooked up some carp while living in taiwan under the tutelage of a really good portuguese cook.  It was actually not that bad, steaked with some sort of salty sauce (im no cook).

Fresh caught mahi mahi is aaaamazing with a lemon coconut flavor to it.  Same with fresh caught wahoo (ono).  WOW.

Grouper I think i could grow to love but the recipes I've had have all been bland....and to get it fresh, well, you cant really be here.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: troutmuncher on July 06, 2008, 03:56:11 AM
I love a nice steelhead deboned fillet ,dash some hickory smoke (Woodland) on it.Put capers and some basil on bottom of baking pan .Bake 350 degrees for 35 min skin side up.Delicious ,good on red spring salmon meat too.Its a storebought steelhead because I cant catch one, but its still my most favourite eating fish.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: maniac1001 on July 11, 2008, 11:51:07 PM
For trout it would have to be brookies, they are absolutely amazing.
For salmon I would go with sockeye, then a nice 10lb spring.
Halibut is the best eating bottom fish.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: dmocchi on July 12, 2008, 11:16:56 PM
Best tasting fish?????? Fraser River BULLHEAD ;D
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Post by: boscheefish on August 30, 2008, 04:31:21 PM
so what do carp taste like anyways?

im scared to try
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Fish Assassin on August 30, 2008, 08:52:17 PM
I find the flesh soft and somewhat bland
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Post by: Numbnuts on August 31, 2008, 03:33:12 PM
sockeye
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Post by: Nucks on September 02, 2008, 03:11:28 PM
If I could choose one fish to fill my freezer with, it would be the halibut. It's so versatile and can be cooked many ways.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Richmond on September 02, 2008, 05:58:18 PM
Halibut
Cod
and
Sockeye
in order
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Herrie on September 04, 2008, 01:13:49 PM
Halibut
&
Raw Herring :-)
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Nitroholic on September 13, 2008, 12:44:08 PM
mahi mahi isn't on your list so.... sockeye!! ;D
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Post by: kodiak on September 13, 2008, 05:39:06 PM
another vote for sockeye
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Oliver on October 01, 2008, 04:05:25 PM
Of the options it would have to be sockeye.  Overall though, I think Tuna.  Not the canned junk, but some good ahi or something.  Ling cod, pound for pound, is some pretty tasty stuff as well.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Fishmaster J on January 10, 2009, 03:47:19 PM
Dunno folks, I love most fish but I really love a fresh red chinook.  Flavour, texture, just awsome to me!  Take it over sockeye any day (unless it was the same size, then maybe the sock  lol)
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: nutsford on January 12, 2009, 04:08:29 PM
Sockeye bbqued
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Post by: Centerpin-09 on February 09, 2009, 09:38:46 PM
Coho.
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Post by: Centerpin-09 on February 09, 2009, 09:39:48 PM
smoked sockeye
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Post by: TROY B on March 03, 2009, 08:26:49 PM
Have to go with may  blunt nose blunt nose springs
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: NFM on March 10, 2009, 10:53:48 PM
100% agree with troy :) nice and thick fish with lots of oil
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Post by: prairiefire on March 14, 2009, 11:31:20 AM
Not on the list but my favorite is de-boned, cracker crumb breaded, pan fried walleye fillets from a cold northern Saskatchewan lake. Yummy!
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: gordc on April 02, 2009, 11:41:04 PM
sockeye
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Post by: skibumAB on April 04, 2009, 03:16:48 PM
My buddy would say a vedder CHUM, cause you can pop off the head and eat them with a soup.
Myself, a nice bbq'd sockeye. :P
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: bbronswyk2000 on July 19, 2009, 05:12:17 PM
mahi-mahi but since its not on the list I selected halibut. I dont have a taste for orange fleshed fish. Its too fishy tasting and not something I enjoy. I actually prefer shellfish to anything else. Lobster, crab, oysters, muscles, clams, prawns. MMMMMM GOOOOOD!!!
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Shooter on July 21, 2009, 03:44:52 PM
candied smoked red springs!
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: firstlight on July 26, 2009, 09:18:12 PM
Bro had some fish sent to us that he caught up the coast and man is it ever good.
We have a pretty good supply of Ling,Snapper,Chinook and Coho.
So far the Ling has been my favorite.
Will be having some Snapper soon.

First time ive had this much fresh fish in a long time.
Forgot what it was like to have a stocked freezer.

Now,i hope he gets some Halis on the next trip. :D
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Birdsnest on July 31, 2009, 10:26:32 PM
Black Crappie.... scaled, gutted, pan fried, one of my favourites.

I never cared for carp.... loved catching them. 

And.. though I never eat it anymore, due to conservation and heavy metal fears, Sturgeon is still one of the best eaching fish..

At the risk of being controversial, young dogfish is good...steamed, it reminds me of sturgeon.

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Post by: drivel on August 09, 2009, 10:49:07 PM
bluegills... filet - no bones, no skin. pan fry .....yummy

but you need  a LOT of them.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: oni_kage on August 10, 2009, 08:25:14 PM
halibut cheeks!
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: doja on August 11, 2009, 09:33:01 AM
sockeye, but only the fresh caught ones.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Keener on August 12, 2009, 10:30:08 AM
Sockeye is my favourite for red meat. Ling is favourite for white meat. Although, to me, I don't mind chums since I find the meat a bit fattier and it BBQs nice.
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Post by: koko on August 14, 2009, 03:42:29 PM
BBQ Halibut gil
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Post by: Jaws on August 19, 2009, 09:33:45 AM
Sockeye all the way!
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: IronNoggin on August 19, 2009, 09:57:49 AM
Arctic Char - Bar NONE!   ;D
THE best red meat (translucent that is) on the planet.  ;)

Cheers,
Nog
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: BooBooBear on August 25, 2009, 08:12:22 AM
Fresh caught Sockeye deboned and turned into Sashimi (7 day deep Freeze) - worth it's weight in gold...!!!
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Dr. Backlash on August 26, 2009, 07:48:45 PM
red springs, cutthroats & kokanees, walleyes, halibut, steelhead, red snapper, sockeye, coho, perch, lake trout, pinks, rainbows, smoked white springs & chum - in that order!
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: captainzippy on August 30, 2009, 07:50:11 PM
I didn't see walleye on the list. Nothin like a fresh caught pan fried shore lunch walleye with lots of butter
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: csny on August 31, 2009, 09:26:11 PM
1.Steelhead  2.Redspring  3.Walleye 4.Halibut chicks 5.Red snappers.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: fish_oholic on September 04, 2009, 04:23:33 PM
Fresh Sockeye...nothing close
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: koko on September 17, 2009, 11:26:56 PM
From what we can get fom paicific northwest, I say sable fish. Sockeye is not too bad neither if we will get any more.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: fisherwithrod on September 18, 2009, 02:07:06 PM
1 - pan-fried flour-basted trout at the camping site;
2 - foil-bbq-ed walleye, after eating for two days only pike...
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: adamsslayer on September 22, 2009, 11:13:02 AM
COHO!!  canned  smoked bbq'ed  baked  mmm mmm
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Menno on October 14, 2009, 03:51:03 PM
Baked or BBQ'd sockeye is the best!
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: whereismyfloat on October 14, 2009, 07:57:57 PM
Sockeye on the BBQ. Wrapped in foiled, stuffed with sliced lemons, fresh dill, salt, pepper.

MMMM.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: scotkemp on October 24, 2009, 04:37:57 PM
marinated a deboned chum in soy sauce and brown sugar and bbq it last night un f%#$ believable, very basic but close to the best fish i have eatin in a while
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Matt on October 26, 2009, 12:01:58 AM
Arctic char was fantastic, but I have a hell of a time hooking any in the Squamish, despite the arctic -like conditions as times.
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Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: skaha on October 26, 2009, 09:12:38 AM
--any fish fresh caught were legal and sensible to keep.
--for us interior boys kokanee fresh or smoked or small pan fry trout
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: the carp on January 11, 2010, 04:30:32 PM
We are so lucky to be blessed with so many tasty choices in B.C. an old fellow (even older than me ) once told me the uglier the fish the better the taste, I think I believe him after eating Cabezon, I think any fish is good its the cooking method that brings out the best.
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Post by: Eagleye on January 11, 2010, 05:53:14 PM
Whichever one is the freshest and most chrome.  My favorites are Red and White (upper fraser caught) springs, coho, sockeye, arctic char, halibut and greenling.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Fishin_Squirrel10-4 on January 18, 2010, 07:06:27 PM
1. Yellow eye
2. Steelhead
3. Hogfish
4. Rooster fish :D
5. Eulachon
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 18, 2010, 08:12:30 PM
Love eulachons. What's a hogfish ?
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: gordc on January 31, 2010, 09:43:49 PM
coho
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Nutterbug on April 13, 2010, 05:51:23 PM
blowfish, freshwater eel, blue fin tuna, alaskan black cod ( sablefish), sockeye.

just kidding about the blowfish.

Blowfish is supposed to be quite a delicacy, if you're willing to put your life on the line to eat it.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Fish Assassin on April 13, 2010, 06:54:54 PM
Saw a show on the preparation of blowfish. Apparently it takes several years of apprenticeship before the chef is permitted to prepare it.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: wizard on April 13, 2010, 07:36:25 PM
Well I'm a big advocate of catch and release, but I do occasionally keep fish to eat. I like smoked kokanee and smoked whitefish. Halibut and black rockfish are great as well.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Matt on April 21, 2010, 02:12:02 AM
Arctic char, steelhead, sockeye, coho.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: crab on April 24, 2010, 01:18:58 AM
I would have to say tuna (sashimi)
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Weatherby on July 19, 2010, 08:59:56 PM
tuna sashimi is great!snapper aint to bad either  ;D
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: gofishon on July 22, 2010, 12:27:09 AM
Bornholm smoked herring with a Carlsberg chaser, fresh caught trout cooked on a campfire, anything Cajun spiced and BBQ'd  :P.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: fishfulthinkin on July 27, 2010, 08:13:54 PM
fresh caught trout on the campfire. boy does that bring back some good childhood memories Mmmm
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: BBarley on August 07, 2010, 12:31:16 AM
Coho, fresh from the salt, cooked on a cedar plank.

Why smother fish with anything, enjoy the beauty of the flesh :D
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Blackrt03 on August 08, 2010, 12:46:39 PM
here are a few toro sashimi(tuna belly),sockeye,eulachon,rockfish,flatfish,lingcod
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: shakespug on September 27, 2010, 07:08:34 PM
Tilapia  ;D
This may be off topic, but are there any places close to BC that one can catch such fish?
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: fossil on September 27, 2010, 08:11:35 PM
Sockeye and Crappie.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: doja on September 27, 2010, 08:32:57 PM
Tilapia  ;D
This may be off topic, but are there any places close to BC that one can catch such fish?

Yes..... superstore but they might object to you fishing in their tanks. :D
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: shakespug on September 27, 2010, 08:44:09 PM
Yes..... superstore but they might object to you fishing in their tanks. :D

Looks like I'll have to pick from the list, I'll go with Coho as they are the toughest to land?
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: F33shFr33k on September 28, 2010, 02:26:09 AM
1) Halibut cheeks (deep fried batter/panko)

2) White Spring (salted or smoked)

3) Steelhead (in any orifface)

4) Sockeye (teriyaki or hot smoked)

5) Coho ( teriyaki bbq'd)

 I'll also eat anything that tastes like chicken  ;)  :D ;D :-*
Title: Re:Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Bently on September 28, 2010, 10:16:56 AM
All well and good. I voted for Hali's, the best on the list IMHO. However, two of the better ones are missing from your list, those being Arctic Charr, by far the BEST red-meat fish I've ever had the luxery of enjoying (in fact surpassing sockeye considerably!) and Yelloweye, which I actually prefer over halibut.

Cheers,
Nog

 Come on Nog, there's better rock fish than yellow-eye, How about a good feed of chilipeppers, redstripes, or canary's. The best fish IMO is a good feed of breaded rock sole or brill { petrole sole } When you've worked on Draggers most of your life, salmon becomes basically s#$t fish. I'd rather eat a silver-grey than a big ol yellow-eye any day, for that fact, even a greenie { yellowtail } or a brownie {widow rockfish } I guess I've been spoiled over all these years, being able to eat basically anything that came aboard. i almost forgot to mention the good ol smoked black-cod [ sable fish ], very rich, just like me ;D ;D As for the list....none of the above, with the exception of halibut, but I've eaten too much of that too,,bores me now. Fresh bled rockfish out of the cod-end, quickly fried with soy sauce added , then onto a piece of toast in the morning goes along way with me I tell ya. Like angels peeing on your tongue I say.......nectar of the Gods ;D ;D.... Don't get any better than that
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: lovethewater on October 06, 2010, 11:00:29 PM
I would have to say black cod.  But the sockeye caught in the chuck this summer was amazing.  Soak flesh down is lemon for 20 mins, salt and pepper then on the bbq.  A little slice of heaven...
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: skaha on December 13, 2010, 07:56:54 AM
--Kokanee... that other sockeye.. and we really catch them which is also part of the fun.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Riverman on December 13, 2010, 04:26:20 PM
As for fresh water there is no fish close to north Ontario Piceral (Walleye).As for the ocean fish I have tried I would say China Rockfish(Canrary Fish).As for anywhere else I have been Mahi Mahi  (Dorado) is always tasty
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: alwaysfishn on December 13, 2010, 08:13:10 PM
As for fresh water there is no fish close to north Ontario Piceral (Walleye).As for the ocean fish I have tried I would say China Rockfish(Canrary Fish).As for anywhere else I have been Mahi Mahi  (Dorado) is always tasty

I totally agree with you on the Pickerel/Walleye. I grew up in northern Manitoba and that was the fish of choice. However my son lives up in Prince George and he ice fishes for Burbot. As far as he is concerned the Burbot ranks right up there with Pickerel. He says it tastes a lot like ling cod as well.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Thrasher on January 11, 2011, 09:15:25 PM
Columbia River Springers. from March thru May.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: work2fish on January 13, 2011, 10:24:20 PM
As for fresh water there is no fish close to north Ontario Piceral (Walleye).As for the ocean fish I have tried I would say China Rockfish(Canrary Fish).As for anywhere else I have been Mahi Mahi  (Dorado) is always tasty
For white meat fish, pickeral are definitly a favorite of mine too.  Pike can be even better, but you need to be in the middle of no where, northern Manitoba or Ontario where the water barely gets above freezing.  I've found they're best caught through the ice, so the slimecoat freezes, and clean them while they're in that in-between state between frozen and thawed.  Most people don't know how to deal with the bones so they usually don't bother, but it's easy once you learn the trick.  We've done the blind taste test with them and pickeral and they usually win for beer batter fish.

Artic char is another favorite, but again not too many places to catch them where they are at thier best but in the NWT and Northern Manitoba.  Like a cross between a salmon and a trout, beautiful red meat, but less fat, and still high in omega-3's and all the good stuff.  The the lake trout I've eaten in the NWT were similar, beautiful firm orange-red meat like a coho, but less fat than salmon and not as "fishy", though I don't find salmon fishy unless it's poorly cooked.  Definitly not like the typical lake trout which are usually best in the smoker and typically are more of a white meat, fatty fish.... brings back memories yummmmy!
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Centerpinner on August 27, 2011, 06:05:57 PM
My mom makes this amazing teriyaki marinade for sockeye and it is sooooo good!
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: gofishon on September 15, 2011, 08:06:44 AM
Before any of you consider throwing a fresh caught Pink in the freezer, how about trying some small boneless fillet pieces deep fried in a beer batter. Add some home made fries from fresh dug local potatoes. Serve with your favorite tartar sauce. I have my fill every 2 years.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Zackattack on September 26, 2011, 05:37:40 PM
pink salmon, more specifically humpies are the best tasting fish :P

actually, i love taking fresh caught trout and frying them in a cast iron pan with a crushed dorito chip panko-like crust fryed in butter ;)
with some fresh squeezed lemon of course

Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: bigblue on September 26, 2011, 08:23:32 PM
For me, one of the best tasting fish is the blue fin tuna sashimi.
Well prepared parts of belly and cheek sashimi are just amazing.
I use to enjoy it quite a bit, but nowadays tend to stay away from it as they are endangered in many areas.

Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Oilcruzer on October 05, 2011, 07:33:58 AM
Smoked Sockeye, Pickled Herring, Smoked Mackeral, Baked Arctic Char, Breaded / fried Sole, Halibut Fish n Chips, and Shore Lunch Beer Battered Pickerel (Walleye).

Looks like the poll missed a lot of good ones.   ;)
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Animal Chin on October 27, 2011, 07:25:48 PM
I'm from Manitobal, and my vote is for Pickerel as well. Now that I'm fishing again, I'm trying to figure out how many I can keep and transport back to freezer in Vancouver when I go back for a visit.

I like BBQ mackerel as well. Ate sardines for two weeks everyday when I visited Portugal. grilled with sea salt and boiled potatoes. I like the coho jacks I caught this season too. but Pickerel for sure as number one.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: alwaysfishn on October 27, 2011, 07:38:39 PM
I'm from Manitobal, and my vote is for Pickerel as well. Now that I'm fishing again, I'm trying to figure out how many I can keep and transport back to freezer in Vancouver when I go back for a visit.

I like BBQ mackerel as well. Ate sardines for two weeks everyday when I visited Portugal. grilled with sea salt and boiled potatoes. I like the coho jacks I caught this season too. but Pickerel for sure as number one.

Agreed! I grew up in northern Manitoba and pickerel is the best.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: JPW on October 28, 2011, 06:15:16 PM
I had some smoked Alaskan black cod at The Shore Club downtown last week and it is my new favourite for best tasting fish, absolutely amazing!
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Fish Assassin on October 28, 2011, 09:49:34 PM
I had some smoked Alaskan black cod at The Shore Club downtown last week and it is my new favourite for best tasting fish, absolutely amazing!

I agree they are very delicious if they are smoked. Unfortunately alot of the so called Smoked Alaskan black cod sold are not truly smoked. They have an artificial dye injected into them giving them a false impression they are smoked. Leave it in the fridge for a couple of days; the dye will leak out of the fish.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: JPW on November 02, 2011, 11:04:33 AM
That's pretty gross!  Thanks for the heads up as I was thinking of picking some up and trying to cook it like it was done at the restataunt. I guess its like the "chicken" at subway that has the black "grilling" lines painted on!
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Sandy on November 02, 2011, 11:59:24 AM
for me smoked maple glaze mackeral, had to my best tastes... but I like finnin haddie , smoked haddock, beerbatter haddock & chips, Arctic char & pickeral are all welcome on my plate. Deep fried herring was also a treat. not to forget good natuaral smoked kippers. Not a great fan of Salmon. be easier to say what I don't like.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Toprod on November 06, 2011, 10:05:13 AM

1. Northern ontario pickerel

2. Halibut

3. Rock Sole (Brill)

4. Brook Trout
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: grumpy on November 24, 2011, 11:14:50 PM
I like coho then sockeye then spring
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: cohoaaron on December 03, 2011, 01:33:52 PM
my ultimate favorite is smoked WHITE spring its the damn best
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: norton on January 25, 2012, 08:55:06 PM
hard to beat sockeye for flavor, coho and red springs are great to, specialy when fresh from the salt chuck.they all  have there own special flavor, depends how you cook them.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Brook Trout on January 27, 2012, 06:05:00 PM
Sockeye are good as well as a nice Chinook. But I think Halibut is my favorite.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: greyghost on January 28, 2012, 12:46:43 AM
1. Northern ontario pickerel

2. Halibut

3. Rock Sole (Brill)

4. Brook Trout

Toprod. Your # 1 pick is spot on. For the people how have never tried Pickerel. Oh boy you are missing out.

Man do I miss the good'ol shore lunch when I was a kid at the family retreat in the summer! Over the years when I have made it back home. The first couple of days is spent with family followed by a week long trip with the boys northwest of Thunder Bay!

Camp fire, cast iron pan, filleted Pickerel in a beer batter and an ice cold beer! You don't realize how bad the mosquitoes and black flies are 
because you are to busy stuffing your face! ;D
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Burbot on January 28, 2012, 06:14:44 AM
Smoked Chum would be my first followed by smoked whitefish then Burbot.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Michaelt on February 06, 2012, 10:50:33 PM
Smoked Chum would be my first followed by smoked whitefish then Burbot.

lol made me laugh, had to share
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: cohoaaron on February 07, 2012, 03:51:15 PM
Another one of my favorites is Carp from the sloughs in ladner.. Here is my favorite recipe:

1.two fillets of carp (prefferably from ladner sloughs)
2.a bowl of mayonaise
3. 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

    Okay so first, mix up the fillets in the bowl of mayo until they are fully covered with a glaze of mayo......next, lay the two fillets on a large plate and sprinkle them with the cheddar cheese sprinkle as much as you like, i prefer lots on mine. Next thing your going to do is put the plate with the fillets on it into the microwave and microwave for 30 minutes or until the fish is fully cooked. Let cool then serve, i hope you enjoy this dish as much as i do. (it goes great with a warm curdled glass of milk)
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: leapin' tyee on February 07, 2012, 05:15:25 PM
Capilano coho is my first choice then sockeye is my second. We usually steam cook or bbq.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: speycaster on February 07, 2012, 07:47:11 PM
Columbia River Walleye, you should have it in your list. Nothing better. ;D
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: prairiefire on February 07, 2012, 08:29:27 PM
Columbia River Walleye, you should have it in your list. Nothing better. ;D

I agree. The wetcoasters have no idea. ::)
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: BCfisherman97 on February 08, 2012, 10:45:40 PM
Columbia River Walleye, you should have it in your list. Nothing better. ;D

X3  ;D
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: pwn50m3 f15h3r on April 29, 2012, 05:56:32 PM
Carp is epic! I think that peamouth chub tastes great. I used to fish in California so i like surfperch, bass, and catfish. ahh California...
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: skaha on April 29, 2012, 06:02:45 PM
Carp is epic! I think that peamouth chub tastes great. I used to fish in California so i like surfperch, bass, and catfish. ahh California...

--Maybe post some recipes for these fish.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: pwn50m3 f15h3r on May 06, 2012, 11:11:10 PM
Peamouth chub-FRY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fish from California-can't remember...havent been there in a long time...
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Old Blue on May 07, 2012, 09:13:46 AM
Fresh Pink caught and in the fry pan in a few hours just melts in your mouth.....such an under-rated fish, a blast on the 6 wt too.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: zabber on June 06, 2012, 04:25:05 PM
Highliner cod loins (caugh in the Arctic Ocean) on the George Foreman. Unreal.

**of course, I've only tried: rainbow, brook trout, sockeye, coho, chinook, pink, Atlantic salmon, snapper, halibut, tuna**
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Zanna on September 17, 2012, 10:42:58 PM
Tuna tataki all the way!
Although smoked sockeye is awesome too.

I heard that smoked white Chinook is unreal but haven't tried it yet. The first I catch this year is going straight to the smoke house  ;D
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: FishingKing on September 24, 2012, 07:12:27 PM
I'd have to say halibut is pretty tasty then probably capilano Coho next. I've never tasted walleye, maybe oneday.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Bently on September 24, 2012, 07:17:25 PM
What's the best tasting fish  ???

My top 8 aren't even on the list. :D
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Zanna on September 24, 2012, 09:27:16 PM
What's the best tasting fish  ???

My top 8 aren't even on the list. :D

Now I'm curious, which one are they?
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Bently on September 24, 2012, 11:14:59 PM
Now I'm curious, which one are they?

Being an ex commercial fisherman, it had it's privileges.  ;)

1= Breaded Rock Sole for breakfast.
2= Pacific Ocean Perch, flash fried with garlic and soya sauce, served with your favorite toast. makes a great anytime snack
3= Petrole Sole {Brill}, stuffed/rolled with asparagus and garlic herb philly cheese,sprinkled with extra virgin olive oil then baked.
4= Pacific Cod {true cod,grey cod}, a feed of cod tongues are to die for, but the fish itself is excellent for deep frying.
5= Smoked Sablefish {black cod} Steamed until hot throughout or poached with garlic and heavy cream. We'd smoke it right on board the fish boat.
6= Poached Redi Rockfish {ree-die}with a butter sauce and basmatti rice.
7= Yelloweye Rockfish, the true "red snapper" here on the coast. Very hardy fillets that are great to use like you would a scallops and bacon dish, served with home made seafood cocktail sauce. I say I invented this one.  ;D
8= Short Raker Rockfish cheeks {Borialis {boar-e-alice} Rockfish} fried in garlic butter, even better than Halibut cheeks, and the ear {otoliths}bones make nice earrings for your wife or girlfriend too.

That's just 8 I can think of for now, but there are many more.
Title: Re: Best Tasting Fish
Post by: Zanna on September 27, 2012, 09:36:47 PM
Mm that sounds like a nice tasty list.

Personally I've never been a big sole fun.

I miss some of the fish I used to find more often on the Mediterranean like sword fish, makrel and sardines