Catching and cleaning wild caught trout was one of my first experiences harvesting wild food. Deeply satisfying is one way to describe the feeling of a fish on the line after hours and hours of casting. The patience that I see developing in my sons is a gift just as great as the gift of the fish’s life. The satisfied smiles on their faces makes my mama heart happy. The compassion that comes from taking a life for one’s own sustenance is a lesson that can be taught no other way.
Preparing your fresh caught fish starts the moment you bring the fish ashore. In this post I show you how to handle and clean a wild caught fish to prepare it for cooking. It’s easier than you think!