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What Is the Best Tasting River Fish?

For some people, the best part of fishing is relaxing in the sunshine. For others, it’s the thrill of having a big fish tugging at the line. But for some people, the best part is frying up their catch and chowing down!

Not every fish is created equally in the taste department. Some cook up beautifully, while others turn out a bit tough or with an odd flavor. Luckily, if you’re thinking about fishing trips in Alaska, we have plenty of river fish that can be served as delicious dishes. Read on to find out more about the best tasting fish out there:

  • Trout: This fish is found in clear and cool streams, lakes and ponds—and it’s one of the best to eat. Trout often feed on other fish and aquatic life. They do tend to put up a bit of a fight compared to some others, so be ready to pull that line taut. Trout do have plenty of bones, but their flesh is considered tasty because of the crustaceans they feed on. Whether smoked, fileted, baked or broiled, you can’t go wrong with trout.
  • Walleye: This is a classic northern fish found in the U.S. and Canada. They’re often considered one of the best tasting freshwater fish, though they are somewhat more difficult to catch. That’s because they tend to lurk toward the bottom of streams and lakes during the early morning hours. You can broil, bake, fry or filet walleye for a delicious meal.
  • Bluegill: This fish is often found near underwater structures or swamps in streams, ponds, rivers and lakes. They change direction quickly, which can make them difficult to catch. Oftentimes fishers use live bait with bright colors to attract bluegills’ attention. They’re best pan fried or fileted and have a white, flaky texture with a sweet taste.
  • Catfish: This has been a popular fish for dining for a long time, and is found in coastal and inland water sources. They’re also a farmed fish that you can find at the grocery store. People have differing views on the flavor—some find it to be among the best freshwater fish, and others don’t prefer it at all.
  • Salmon: A popular Alaskan fish, salmon isn’t just tasty, it’s also proven to be nutritious, with omega-3 fatty acids and high vitamin D. Often salmon is prepared through smoking or canning, though pan frying or baking works well, too.

Are you ready for fishing trips in Alaska? Then it’s time to call Phantom Tri-River Charters. We’re offering the trip of a lifetime for all fishing enthusiasts. Our team is here to help you cultivate a lasting memory of your time on the water with unique and one-of-a-kind fishing expeditions in Alaska.

Our charters fish for a variety of salmon types, along with rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic grayling and more, and are committed to helping our customers enjoy a successful catch. Get in touch with us right away to learn more about how you can start planning your next exciting fishing expedition!