These rainbow trout are raised in low capacity in the Middle River in the Shenandoah Valley, being fed wild venison! Not the normal GMO grains and antibiotics, in a dirty tight capacity system. They have a 100% survival rate which goes to show what a great set up it is for the fish! Some of the only ethically raised fish in the country!
Feeding the venison is a double win as it thins the overpopulation of deer and gives the rainbow trout an excellent, non-GMO food!
There are many ways to cook, but frying in lard or smoking are great! Boning the fish only takes a few minutes and you can do either before or after cooking. The heads make some of the best fish stock!