I used to love northern when I was a kid. But since now I can keep as much FRESH walleye in the fridge as I want, I don't clean anything but walleye. Well April is a challenge, but can usually get a meal a trip. Then in May and June I give fish away. I freeze a little to get me through winter when all I do is work. My wife will only eat walleye anyway. I can't stand the fishy taste, and would never buy fish sticks or fish from a store. To me walleye doesn't taste like fish. You may call it bland, I call it a subtle, smooth and DELICIOUS! I agree it tastes like what you put on it, but so do all the other recipes people make for cats, pike,...etc. Walleye doesn't need much seasoning IMO. I shake mine in flour then fry in grease with butter. I sprinkle a little Lawry's or Rick's Salt. If you ever go through Mobridge, stop by Rick's cafe and pick some up.
Plus walleye are so easy to clean.��,
I still think that fish will taste like the water they swim in. Since all the fish I catch come out of Oahe, I would clean and eat any fish I caught, if I were truly hungry. I'd probably enjoy it. A skipjack out of good clean water will taste just fine, its not like your gonna gag on it. We sometimes give bass to a guy hear, and have even given him drum and skipjack, he loves it.