Stopped at Russ Kendall's Smokehouse in Knife River, MN again this past weekend. I have to say that Russ Kendall has the best smoked lake trout that I have ever tasted. This was our second time to visit them for smoked fish. The smoke taste is excellent. The fish is very moist for smoked fish. Oils from the fish dribble down your arm while you are eating the fish. Excellent taste and excellent texture. The prices for the smoked fish are pretty good at Russ Kendall's too. The service is very friendly.
Tried the smoked lake trout at The Dockside Fish Market in Grand Marais, MN this past weekend too. Their smoked lake trout is more typical of most of the smoked fish that I have tried. Their smoked lake trout is very dry and has a "hard" texture to it. The smoke taste is okay,
I much prefer Russ Kendall's over The Dockside Fish Market.