What better way to end a long day of fly fishing than with a delicious fish dinner? Now that we know that you can sear, grill, fry and bake fish, let’s get a little more specific with these amazing fish recipes!
Note: All recipes call for fish fillets. To learn how to clean and fillet your fish after catching them, check out this link.
Two words: beer batter. This recipe for beer-battered fish is the quintessential fish fry for flaky, filling fish!
Beer-battered Fish
You’ll need:

  • 2 quarts of vegetable oil

  • 8 fish fillets

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons of garlic powder

  • 2 tablespoons of paprika

  • 1 egg

  • 1 can of your choice of beer


  • Heat the oil in a deep fryer or deep pan to 365 degrees

  • Season fillets with salt and pepper to taste

  • Combine flour, garlic powder, paprika, two teaspoons of salt and two teaspoons of pepper. Add the egg, and then gradually stir in the beer until a thin batter forms.

  • Dip the fillets in the batter, and drop them one at a time into the oil.

  • Fry until both sides are golden brown.

Lemon Garlic Baked Fish
Adapted from a recipe for tilapia, these seasonings will taste great on your trout or bass.
You’ll need:

  • 4 fillets

  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon of melted butter

  • 1 clove of garlic (chopped)

  • 1 teaspoon of dried parsley flakes

  • Pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees

  • Place the fillets in a baking dish

  • Pour lemon juice over the fillets, followed by the melted butter

  • Sprinkle garlic, parsley and pepper

  • Flip and repeat

  • Bake for about 30 minutes, until the fish is white and flaky. Enjoy!

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