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Sep 14, 2021 19:12:38   #
FS Digest
 
They often fit into a frying pan whole with the head off, and are often in the half pound to a pound range like big crappie which are absolutely still considered panfish.

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Sep 14, 2021 21:02:02   #
flyguy Loc: So. Padre Island, TX. 1 & 2, & S.E. MN. 3-12
 
FS Digest wrote:
They often fit into a frying pan whole with the head off, and are often in the half pound to a pound range like big crappie which are absolutely still considered panfish.


First of all,,,,,,,,, trout should not be put in a frying pan..... They should be released. I would hate to see you put a 5# brown in a frying pan.

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Sep 14, 2021 22:49:19   #
Spiritof27 Loc: Lincoln, CA
 
flyguy wrote:
First of all,,,,,,,,, trout should not be put in a frying pan..... They should be released. I would hate to see you put a 5# brown in a frying pan.



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Sep 15, 2021 12:16:47   #
Joe Beaderman Loc: Adams Nebraska
 
According to my dad, who was raised in Pensylvainia, you should never cut the head of a Trout off!!!!!!!

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Sep 15, 2021 12:20:43   #
Spiritof27 Loc: Lincoln, CA
 
Joe Beaderman wrote:
According to my dad, who was raised in Pensylvainia, you should never cut the head of a Trout off!!!!!!!

If I ever caught one I would never do that. I think your dad is onto something. Get a bigger pan.

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Sep 15, 2021 12:31:57   #
Joe Beaderman Loc: Adams Nebraska
 
Trout are considered a Game fish, thats why they are not a pan fish!!!!

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Sep 15, 2021 12:51:13   #
saw1 Loc: nor cal Windsor
 
Joe Beaderman wrote:
Trout are considered a Game fish, thats why they are not a pan fish!!!!


Trout are also game fish. However, trout are members of the Salmonid species.
All Bass, perch, crappie, walleye, musky, pike and several other fish are of the Panfish species. Totally different species.
Kinda like comparing apples and oranges. Just because they both grow on trees doesn't make them the same.

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Sep 15, 2021 12:52:42   #
Spiritof27 Loc: Lincoln, CA
 
Joe Beaderman wrote:
Trout are considered a Game fish, thats why they are not a pan fish!!!!


So bluegill and crappie and perch aren't game fish? Oh oh. I think you may have started something.

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Sep 15, 2021 13:22:30   #
BCKliche Loc: Suffolk, VA
 
I always thought panfih were more pan-shaped like perch or crappie.

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Sep 15, 2021 13:25:23   #
Cyclops313 Loc: Alabama
 
Many trout are stocked with the intent that they be caught and, presumably, eaten. I doubt that a5# brown would be a recently released fish.

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Sep 15, 2021 13:29:01   #
Justoldjim Loc: JUNCTION CITY, OR.
 
flyguy wrote:
First of all,,,,,,,,, trout should not be put in a frying pan..... They should be released. I would hate to see you put a 5# brown in a frying pan.


Most trout we have around here are planted fot catch and keep They usually won' last thru the heat of summer

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Sep 15, 2021 16:32:07   #
Captain Lahti Loc: Kennewick, WA
 
Washington defines most all trout and spiny ray fish as Game Fish including the various types of land locked salmon and even Atlantic salmon. Whereas Common carp, Shad, salmon, sturgeon, tuna, mackerel, bottom fish like cod etc. are classified as Food Fish. Pan fish is not a species by any stretch of science. If anything that title comes from tradition as fishermen called those types of fish, usually spiny ray, even small trout as “pan fish” due to their culinary uses. Salmon likely got the designation as a food fish because of their commercial exploitation where the other fish called “Game Fish” don’t have the history of commercial harvesting in the same way. I’d guess that designating certain types of fish as Game a Fish also has to do with how they are separately managed by game departments. And that’s the truth. 😇

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Sep 15, 2021 17:08:30   #
Miley1 Loc: Northampton county,Pa
 
FS Digest wrote:
They often fit into a frying pan whole with the head off, and are often in the half pound to a pound range like big crappie which are absolutely still considered panfish.


No scales hence not a pan fish

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Sep 15, 2021 17:09:41   #
saw1 Loc: nor cal Windsor
 
Captan Lahti wrote:
Washington defines most all trout and spiny ray fish as Game Fish including the various types of land locked salmon and even Atlantic salmon. Whereas Common carp, Shad, salmon, sturgeon, tuna, mackerel, bottom fish like cod etc. are classified as Food Fish. Pan fish is not a species by any stretch of science. If anything that title comes from tradition as fishermen called those types of fish, usually spiny ray, even small trout as “pan fish” due to their culinary uses. Salmon likely got the designation as a food fish because of their commercial exploitation where the other fish called “Game Fish” don’t have the history of commercial harvesting in the same way. I’d guess that designating certain types of fish as Game a Fish also has to do with how they are separately managed by game departments. And that’s the truth. 😇
Washington defines most all trout and spiny ray fi... (show quote)


You are right CL, I stand corrected. I misspoke sayin that. I should have just said that all those I listed are considered Pan fish, not a species like Salmonid.

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Sep 15, 2021 17:10:37   #
Miley1 Loc: Northampton county,Pa
 
flyguy wrote:
First of all,,,,,,,,, trout should not be put in a frying pan..... They should be released. I would hate to see you put a 5# brown in a frying pan.


Have you never eaten trout?they are very good to eat and healthy from what I,m told I release most of what I catch except a couple for dinner.

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