4 recipes for the perfect lakeside dinner

Make an idyllic summer feast of lake trout and warm huckleberry cobbler, created by the author of the popular Berry Bible

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How to catch and clean trout
Thomas J. Story

How to catch and clean trout

Get a license 
 Check online with your state’s fish and game department for details.

Buy the gear
Swing by a tackle shop for a pole and bait. Ask about any fishing restrictions for the area you’re going to.

Dispatch the fish
If you catch a fish, apply a quick, sharp blow to the top of its head with a hatchet handle or heavy stick to kill it instantly (the most humane way, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife).

Clean it
Make a shallow slit down the length of the belly. Gut the fish, then rinse well.


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