I loved the salmon that I smoked last week so much, (that, and it's already gone) I figured I'd smoke some trout. I had 6 rainbow trout fillets and one big steelhead fillet. I used all the information posted here by MikeBham, including the brine recipe:
Here are the rainbows in the brine (for 45 minutes, mind you)
...and here are both types, forming their pellicles. Please pretend that you didn't see the CLR and soap that close to the fish...this is the laundry room/workshop sink. It's clean, just not tidy, and I SWEAR no CLR got on the fish. Nothing like a photo to make you realize your laundry room sink is not the tidiest place on Earth.
The fillets are in the smoker now, with apple chips. This is my first smoke with apple. It sure smells good...
More photos to follow, if I don't eat it all immediately out of the smoker.