Burbot — or Lota lota in scientific terms — have almost as many names as locations in which this scrappy looking fish is found. But no matter what you call them, one thing is certain—they sure taste good.


By Troy Letherman

The burbot is a much-maligned species of sport fish, too often deemed as too ugly, too slimy, or simply too weird to be worth an angler’s time. But like its saltwater cousins, it has a superb-tasting, white flesh that makes it a prime target for anglers too hooked to lay down the rod and reel for the winter, or too smart for that matter. This content is available for subscribers only.

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