i love to smoke fishes..lol
got my start in smoking with fish being from Northern Ontario where the salmon and trout are plentiful
i sometimes use alder (yes people dont like it but on smallish trout it is good because it doesnt over power the taste of the meat)
also use maple,apple and almost any fruit tree
i dry rub them
2 parts brown sugar
1 part pickling salt(kosher)
fresh cracked pepper
i usually rub them and let them sit in the fridge overnight or longer depending how strong i want to rub to be... i take them out, dry them with a fan blowing on them to set up the pellicle
my favorite to smoke is rainbows because when i am done they come out like a mild smoke salmon. My butcher/vacuum sealer/sausage maker/smoker loved my smoked fish and told me not to change my recipe...lol
I can't wait to do trout this summer!!! I have a semi-private lake in the Colorado Rockies that I can fish at that is filled w/rainbow trout. I'm hope'n to get up there in July and bring home a bunch. Had trout when I was a kid, loved it.
I've got a special favorites on all the info about cleaning and smoking. Plus I have you pro TURDS.
give us all plenty of pics and ideas, I can hardly wait!!!