Sunday, July 10, 2016

What is a Burbot?

A burbot, also known as a ling cod or eel pout, is a deep water fish indigenous to Red Lake. It is not the most attractive fish in the lake, but it sure is a good tasting one. The burbot looks like a cross between a catfish and an eel. It has long whiskers and no scales. However, it is loaded with tasty white meat that many people call "poor mans lobster". Boiled or fried it is delicious. And if you are lucky enough to consistently catch these fish, there is no limit to how many you can keep.

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