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Have you ever eaten a fish you personally caught?

Not only can fishing be an incredibly fun activity, but it can also be an activity that provides dinner. And what’s better than that?

So many campgrounds have beautiful fishing lakes, rivers or ponds. You can wake up early, watch the sun rise, and go out there and catch lunch or dinner. Fresh grilled trout for dinner? Invite us over, please!

Have you ever eaten a fish that you personally caught? Not a friend or a family member… you! If so, tell us about it in the comments. If you fish and catch your own fish often, tell us that too.

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Steven N
20 days ago

Growing up, if we hadn’t of caught it, shot it, or growed it we wouldn’t have eaten!

Stephen Willey
23 days ago

Be aware, fish are conscious individuals, like birds, squirrels, deer and most other living creatures.

Sweden\'Texas
24 days ago

There is a difference in fishing, one is to fish the other is to catch fish. I’ve fished
a lot, but my wife wanted to do catching! She did all the cleaning, fileting and checked their stomachs to see what they were eating, a true fisher person she was!

Herman
24 days ago

I was born and raised in MI and MN; my father who was raised on a farm during the depression, taught us boys how to hunt and fish. We had to field dress, clean, and prepare the meats for our mother to cook and put on the table. Years later I caught halibut off the coast of Homer, AK, to put on our family’s table – cooked on an open fire while camped on the sands of the Homer spit (plus plenty to freeze and eat later).
I am disappointed our sons and grandsons were never interested in learning these same skills; a grocery store is so much easier!

Barnjai
24 days ago

My brothers used to fish for snapper and it was delicious! I’m actually too squeamish to fish or hunt but I’m all in when someone offers to fix me a mess of whatever.

TIM MCRAE
24 days ago

From Timaru NZ to Anchorage AK! I ate every fish I ever caught for 60+ years (except bait, I guess).

And I am not a huge fish fan, but you eat what you kill, that’s just the rules of nature. From Red/blue Cod, Grouper, Salmon, Snook, to Flounder, Barracuda and Shark and many in between!

I am blessed to have lived or visited many places and many fine teachers.

Shark is my favorite (no bones about it😀)

Ace
24 days ago

I have fished fairly steady and often for 65 years when I first went with my parents and grandparents. I caught lots of fish, lots of species and enjoy it for sport and also the for the excellent meals that fish provide. Very satisfying to catch, clean and prepare your meal from the fish you caught earlier. Top favorites are Walleye and Crappie, fried.

Mary Finelli
28 days ago

There are so many nonviolent ways to enjoy nature. Fishing is not one of them. It isn’t sport, the fish are victims not willing participants. Science has shown that fish can suffer fear and pain. They are sentient beings who deserve respect and compassion not gratuitous cruelty. Eating them is hazardous for us, too. All of the nutrients derived from fish, and from other animals, can be obtained more healthfully, humanely, and environmentally responsibly from plant sources. There are marvelous vegan versions of virtually every type of food imaginable, including vegan seafood. Google it!

Bob p
24 days ago
Reply to  Mary Finelli

When the earth was created, and yes science is proving it didn’t happen from the Big Bang theory, it was created. God put all the animals here to serve humans either as food or working. Read the oldest book, the Bible.

Mary Finelli
15 days ago
Reply to  Bob p

The Bible was written by men. It contains many passages that promote cruelty, including cruel exploitation of humans and other animals. If there is a benevolent spirit s/he would not approve of animal abuse: causing needless harm to animals. Stop trying to excuse cruelty by using the Bible as a defense. It’s indefensible and inexcusable.

Tommy Molnar
24 days ago
Reply to  Mary Finelli

I think I read somewhere that plants can communicate and project fear from plant to plant. IF that’s true Mary, there is NOTHING left for us to eat. We should all be dead by now.

Mary Finelli
15 days ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

There is no credible scientific evidence that plants consciously suffer fear or pain or anything else. We know that animals can. Even if you think that plants might, we kill far fewer plants by eating them directly than by eating animals/animal products due to the great inefficiency of converting plants into flesh, milk or eggs. Do the least harm: be vegan.

Tommy Molnar
14 days ago
Reply to  Mary Finelli

“Credible scientific evidence” is gone in today’s world, and there is PLENTY of credible evidence of that.

KellyR
28 days ago

I thot catching bluegill was fun. Mom didn’t think it was so fun when she had to clean and fry them – but she did, because I caught them. That summer in WI was the only time I fished.

Debie Campbell Johnson
28 days ago

I grew up on a lake in central Florida in the ’50s-70s. We would cut our own bamboo poles and attach the line, sinkers, bobber and hook. I started out with just a bent safety pin instead of a real hook. Most of the fish we caught were bony bream or bluegill. We threw the catfish back. The highlight of the day was if we caught a largemouth bass. Occasionally we would catch a snapping turtle or a gar. We had a white sand beach and we would cook them on a fire that we built on the beach. My mother didn’t like fish so we had to clean and cook them ourselves.

Last edited 28 days ago by Debie Campbell Johnson
Roy Davis
28 days ago

Snapping turtles are good eating as well. Ever had turtle soup?

DW/ND
28 days ago

Living in ND and on the border with MN and also just 180 mi. from the Canadian border, the lake fishing opportunities are endless. I grew up fishing and now my 9 yr. old Great Grandson is nuts about fishing as is his dad. In fact he was over two days ago asking me to go on EBay and look at fishing lures of some kind. The great thing about fishing is getting out in the fresh air, no glass screens, and you don’t think about anything except fishing – just concentrating on that “bite”! Personal and world problems vanish – for awhile anyway.

Neal Davis
28 days ago

I went fishing once. Well, not really. I went with a friend who went fishing. I only went along to try to convince him to stop fishing and play catch with me. It was the most boring and unproductive (I finally gave up, and played catch alone) hour I have ever spent. I do enjoy eating fish. Alternately, DW really enjoys fishing, but she hates the taste of fish.

Rich
28 days ago

fish…yuck

Spike
28 days ago

Grew up on the banks and hills of the Mississippi River in SE Minnesota and still live there. Most of our meals were fish we caught (with cane poles), deer, squirrel, grouse, or rabbits we hunted, beef from my Dad’s small herd of Hereford & Charolais, and fresh or frozen vegies and fruits from Mom’s large garden and berry patches.

While not as much anymore, wild game and fish from our own hands still make it to our table from time to time.

Stitz
28 days ago

I use to. Until they started showing up with lesions on them. We found out some factory’s are still dumping in the rivers and streams. Now it is catch and release.

jerry mulligan
28 days ago

If you keep it you eat it, but some fish like (carp) are buried in the garden. With this said I have eaten many carp, it is excellent smoked. You kill it you eat it!

Last edited 28 days ago by jerry mulligan
Skip
28 days ago

Every Friday for 64 years. Fish haddock every spring with my older son. Freeze enough to last. Only salt water fish. Fresh water is catch and release.

Caren L Kelly
28 days ago

We spent summers at my grandparents cottage 6 hours from home. Granny taught how to drive a boat, fish, clean what you caught and eat it. Best summers and Pickeral ever! Canadian eh!

Tommy Molnar
28 days ago

Wow, wifey and I are avid trout fishers. We have a fave state park here in NV where we go almost exclusively for trout. And then it’s nearly every breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Really.

We have friends who are “catch and release” folks. I’ve never understood that. When I was growing up in Chicago, my folks would drive 300 miles up into WI for the yearly vacation to a primitive fishing camp. Nearly every fish that came out of the water found its way into the frying pan that night. I guess that’s how I got my start.

Bob
28 days ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

Great to see u making comments again. Bob & Kaye

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
28 days ago
Reply to  Bob

Yep. Tommy’s back! Woo hoo! Have a great day, Bob and Kaye. 😀 –Diane

Tommy Molnar
24 days ago
Reply to  Bob

Thanks guys!

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
24 days ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

You’re welcome, Tommy! Every time I see a comment from you, it makes me smile inside. Take care. 😀 –Diane

John R Wilkins
28 days ago

Most of my fishing was deep sea fishing with my father. My parents had a home in Wildwood NJ, with a boat. My father was an avid fisherman. Bluefish, flounder, and Black Sea bass were my favorites. I never really got into fresh water fishing, or the taste of fresh water fish.

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