How good any particular fish tastes is highly subjective, so if you ask 10 different anglers what their favorite wild fish to eat is, you’re likely to get 10 different answers. We’ve scoured the internet looking for a definitive answer or a poll, but surprisingly, it seems that there is no consensus. The closest we’ve gotten to an answer is on the polling website shareranks.com, which, with more than a thousand virtual votes, offered the best list of top 10 wild fish that deserve a place on your table.

Given that the source material being an internet poll, the answers tend to generalize and several large families of fish have been grouped together. The polls results also tend to favor more popular fish, but the number-one answer did surprise us.

Do you agree with this list? What do you think is the tastiest wild fish out there?

10. Halibut

Image from NancyHeise on the Wikimedia Commons.
Image from NancyHeise on the Wikimedia Commons.

Many of you may be surprised that halibut ended up so low on this list, especially as many anglers familiar with halibut would have rated it much higher.  By itself halibut has a very mild, subtly sweet flavor. Its lean, flaky meat is very versatile and can be cooked in a number of ways, and halibut cheeks are especially prized as the most tender part of the fish.

9. Perch

Image from Captain John on Flickr.
Image from Captain John on Flickr.

Good old perch. Many people count white perch among their favorite fish for its flaky texture and and mild taste.

8. Red snapper

Image from Geeklikepi on the Wikimedia Commons.
Image from Geeklikepi on the Wikimedia Commons.

Oily, moist, and fairly mild with a sweet flavor, the red snapper is a fish that is hard to mess up.

7. Yellowfin tuna

Image from the NOAA.
Image from the NOAA.

Yellowfin tuna, or ahi, is one of the more coveted fish on this list, especially by chefs specializing in sashimi. If you haven’t tried this fish, it’s about time you did.

6. Trout

Image from Burnopfielder1 on Wikimedia.
Image from Burnopfielder1 on Wikimedia.

The poll doesn’t differentiate between different species of trout, which is curious, since there is a world of difference in taste between each. Some anglers keep away from lake trout, which they describe as “muddy” and too oily for the effort, while others love them. Of course, rainbow trout often ranks among one of the tastiest fish to keep.

5. Sea bass

Image from Kim on Flickr.
Image from Kim on Flickr.

High in fat and low in the dreaded fishy flavor, sea bass is best grilled, poached, or steamed.

4. Walleye

Image from Edsel Little on Flickr.
Image from Edsel Little on Flickr.

Much like halibut, walleye is incredibly versatile and can be made into pretty much anything. Fans of this fish often compare it favorably to chicken and say it is very easy to prepare. Walleye is especially popular in Minnesota, where the fish is eaten more than any other state in the United States.

3. Salmon

Image is public domain.
Image is public domain.

It’s not surprising to see salmon in the top three of this poll. Possibly one of the most overused fish in the country, salmon still enjoys a stellar reputation for its firm, flaky flesh and mild flavor.

2. Mahi-mahi

Image from Phil on Flickr.
Image from Phil on Flickr.

The dolphinfish, dorado, or mahi-mahi is a great-tasting fish that has lean pink meat with a mild sweet flavor. They are also prized by anglers for their acrobatic prowess on the line.

1. Whitesaddle goatfish

Image from Divervincent on Wikimedia.
Image from Divervincent on Wikimedia.

You might not have heard of this one and frankly we were a bit surprised to see it top the poll. We would have figured that one of the more familiar fish, such as salmon or mahi-mahi, would win this contest. However, the whitesaddle goatfish took the number-one place as the tastiest fish on the poll. Also known as kumu, one of the few places you could fish for this species is Hawaii, and spearfishing is generally preferred.

They are apparently unique among fish because they taste a lot like shrimp. They are also pretty expensive, so it might be better to dive for your dinner instead.

What is the tastiest fish you’ve ever caught? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Fire Ant Killer

    Lionfish, served many different ways.

    • Charles Ebbighausen

      Cobia. I caught a 30 pounder off Ft. Lauderdale a long time ago. Very ugly looking fish but great tasting. Mahi Mahi would be my 2nd choice.

  • Tom Reigle

    My favorite in the saltwater side is a tie between triggerfish and pompano. On the freshwater side, I couldn’t argue with either a spring fed creek raised brook trout or a northern Canadian caught walleye, both of which I have hunted over many years that I lived up North. Down here in Florida, I depend on the commercial boats to bring the fish to me! (I never got over seasickness from when I was a young lad)

  • Larry Campbell

    Sheepshead is my favorite; ugly, but oh so tasty.

  • Super Natural

    Queen Angel they taste just like lobster and grow up to 10 pounds

  • RC

    I caught a Walleye in Lake Lanier in North Georgia. Quite a surprise! I filleted it and had it for supper. Best fish I’ve ever eaten. Halibut is a close second

  • Calisdad J Hobbes

    Grouper cheeks! Then Alaskan halibut. We won’t discuss tautuava. ummmm! From what I hear. 😉

  • Jason

    Halibut for me, returning from a kayak trip in Glacier Bay, AK a few years ago we where dog tired and sooo hungry, we where setting up the tent on the camp site when a young man came up to us and asked if we would like some halibut, he was part of the trail crew and someone had caught a good sized one, he returned with a wire basket full of big, warm, juicy chunks of fried halibut coated in Rocky Madsens fish seasoning – the best fish dinner ever 🙂

  • bobfromtroy

    Halibut Cordon Blue..Halibut steak, sliced in half, smoked salmon slice in the middle baked with a slice of swiss…in Alaska of course.

  • Frank Walker

    Pompano: Brushed with olive oil; dredged in flour, salt and pepper; stuffed with a slice of lemon and lime with a sprig; and then grilled.

  • BobH137

    Perch, Walleye Salmon & Trout from Lake Michigan….

  • Cory Corleone

    Bluefish and mackerel are the best to me…but I like the bold, oily, fish taste.

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    • lumberjake

      Does everyone drink Pepsicola there?

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    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • crashd990

    The best tasting fish is the one time I got to go deep-sea fishing off out of Pensacola. I brought up Red Snapper. Filleted, lightly seasoned and floured, and then pan fried in olive oil.

  • Barry Swope

    TRASH FISH!
    In my opinion, the real “Trash Fish” are some of the ones that people are told are really good. Here is my list of real “Trash Fish” that regularly are sold to the gullible public as delicious delicacies. The truth is these fish are just not good. A master chef can make them edible, but the raw product is just sub standard. I also have included my list of fish that I find to be the best eating on the planet. Feel free to disagree!
    The BAD list –
    1. Blackened Redfish.- Commercial fishermen in Louisiana started eating Redfish because they couldn’t sell it, and because they didn’t want to starve. They had to blacken it to hide the horrible taste. Redfish is a nice word for Carp, which is the way Cajun’s misspell Crap.
    2. Shark – They pee through their skin and your palette knows it. Shark meat, even the best, has an odd texture and taste. When you clean a dead shark the meat twitches when you cut it. Creepy.
    3. Catfish – Mushy, muddy mess that has to be handled perfectly and fried to a crisp to be edible. Don’t believe me? Order some “broiled catfish” and see what you think. Catfish are carrion loving bottom feeders, and their flavor reflects their diet perfectly.
    4. Talapia – A “talapia” could be one of 100 fish, about half of which are just susceptible to tasting nasty. They eat vegetation, so there.
    5. Rainbow Trout – Oily Pink yuck. Rich people pretend that they like it since they don’t want their friends to think they are not cultured. Since trout come from clean water, people associate them with goodness. Most of their diet is comprised of leeches, insect larvae, and disgusting bugs. Hard to convert that diet to delicious.
    6. King Mackerel – It’s somewhat edible fresh. Can’t be frozen though. Therefore it is often refrigerated far too long by the time it reaches a restaurant, and even Master Chef Chris Sherrill doesn’t have a recipe to make rotten fish taste unrotten. How do you know that Mackerel is more than a few hours old? Well, if it smells exactly like catfood, there’s your sign.
    7. Mahi Mahi (aka Dolphin) – Yes it can be good, but overall this fish is an overpriced and over hyped trashfish. Poor meat texture and bland flavor, unless you let it age a bit. Then it tastes just like aged Mackerel (aka catfood).
    8. Any fish that Red Lobster Serves. Trust me, it’s a trash fish even if they call it “Grouper”. I swear Red Lobster has two fish in their freezers – Swai and Flounder. Swai is a fancy Vietnamese word that means CATFISH. Flounder is actually very good, but it is not Grouper. Order Grouper at Red Lobster,and you get Flounder. Order anything else, you get Swai. It should be illegal.

    The GOOD list – The BEST fish?
    1. Fried Crappie Filets from Weiss Lake. Just amazing. Something about Weiss lake just makes the best tasting fish ever. Shallow water, with lots of baitfish. Crappie there eat like Kings, so they get big quick. Young fish that feed on quality forage just taste better.
    2. Fresh Yellowfin Tuna from the Gulf Stream. I prefer a 1.5″ thick filet, dipped in butter, sprinkled with sesame seeds, and seared at 600 degrees for about 30 seconds per side. Oh, and real blister your nose Wasabi. Try this – Cruise to an oil rig 50 miles out in the Gulf in 5000 feet if water. Catch a 100 lb Yellowfin tuna at day break. Ice it down for a few hours to cool the meat. Filet it, and cook the filets as described above on a Big Green Egg as you motor back home. Eat it while watching Alabama humiliate Texas A&M 63-0 on Satellite TV. Best day ever.
    3. Fried Scamp from the Desoto Canyon rift. If anyone ever tells you that the yellow gills they have make the fish poisonous, they are lying to you. That is an old salt trick to get the tourist to leave their catch of scamp on the boat and take home a pile of Bluefish filets instead.
    4. Grilled Black Grouper from the offshore reefs of Florida. Just something that has to be experienced. other grouper fish are not the same. The Black Grouper is amazing. Sprinkle with Tony Cachere’s original Creole seasoning if you have to, but Butter, Salt and Pepper is the best.
    5. Alaskan Halibut – any way you want it. This cold water fish is just mild, white, flaky, and good. Grills well, fries well, and lacks any hint if “fishy” taste. Some people think it is too bland. I agree, but it is still a great reliable fish.
    6. Wild Caught Salmon cook ALMOST done. Remove the skin and the dark blood vein. Very important. (Real chefs have sharp knives) Lightly sprinkle with Blackening Seasoning, dip in butter and cook on a hot black iron skillet. DO NOT ruin this treasure by cooking it completely done in the middle. If you do, it magically transforms into something your mother would have used from a can to made Salmon Croquet’s.
    7. Whole pan fried Bluegill from Pam Swope Parnell’s pond.
    Don’t waste your time catching little fishes for the creek. Catch a few of these grain fed monsters. Head, gut and scale them. Roll in corn meal and pan fry them with the skin still on them. Pick the juice meat off of the bones. Gets no better, I promise.
    8. Anything Chef Chris Sherrill at the Flora/Bama Yacht Club cooks. Even the trash fish that no one else would think of eating. Anyone that can make Jack Creville, Bonita and Lionfish edible deserves to be enshrined in the Culinary Hall of Fame immediately. The fact that he can use Garlic and dry ice to make Ice Cream puts him on the magician level with David Blaine.

    • Smidge

      Your list isn’t bad. But to say catfish are carrion loving bottom feeders is completely wrong. While crappie fishing with live bait, we always catch lots of blues and flatheads, who almost exclusively eat live prey. I also regularly catch them on crankbaits and spinner baits, which shows their predatory skills chasing down fast moving baits.

  • Logic

    Your logic is crap

    • Logic

      sharks dont pee through their skin but you do

  • Nick998

    Anyone have white sturgeon? Not really commercially available but it’s delicious my favorite white meat fish.

  • lumberjake

    Funny, they are so plentiful up north too.
    I remember fishing in the Yukon and wanting to find any lake that did NOT have Pike because that would be all you catch if they are there as they are extremely aggressive fish. Easy to catch and boney.

  • lumberjake

    Sockeye,wild is mmm mmm great with lemon and pepper from a BBQ.
    Halibut is probably the most universallly liked because it is so mild.

  • Roger D McCracken

    Spring Steelhead. Like salmon, but lighter and snappier. Grew up catching them in Oregon.

  • L. A. McDonough

    I’ll take cod as my favorite, secondly, haddock (both from N. sea) sold yr around in local store, have tried walleye but too expensive overall. A corvina fish from central and S. America is like grouper and is excellent (seasonal in fish mkts).

  • Face

    No tuna piano………awwwww!

  • Lawrence

    Where I come from (Fiji) food is suppose to have flavor and Cod has no flavor, you may as well be eating tofu which Cod is, the tofu of the sea so when I here someone say a certain type of fish is mild in flavor that is code to me for no flavor. The sweetest fish I’ve tasted in the U.S. is Talapia, Cat Fish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna & Salmon. I’ve never been to the east coast so these were the ones available to me here in California. I was too young to remember the names of the fish in Fiji but I remember them being packed with flavor, very sweet when fried or made as a curry.

  • JohnnyBGood

    Halibut and Cod tastes the same to me. Brook trouts are the best in my opinion. I’ve tasted a lot of fish, including all species of trout (except Brown), salmon etc. Wild brooks up in the high mountains of Oregon (i.e. 10-15 inch lengths) are the best.

  • Vito365

    Rainbow trout and river/creek sunfish have to be right up there. Catfish texture and muddiness can be a turnoff.

  • Chris Cunningham

    The best fish for me h

  • Chris Cunningham

    The best fish

  • Manu Mohan

    This is comedy. Best tasting fish are Seer and Pomfret. If these 2 fishes are not available in USA didn’t mean that American fishes are tasty. Grow up guys. Come to India and taste the fish.

    • vipin

      sad but true

  • Joe

    Yes, I agree. But only if they are fresh. They taste like shit if you freeze them longer than a week.

  • William M Durham

    I have eaten fish all over the world, the US, Europe, Asia, and the best fish I ever had was a filet in Germany of some fish I could not even ID, but it was white, firm and sweet. Damn good baked or fried as I liked. All I knew was that in 8 years in Germany I must have eaten a couple hundred pounds of the stuff and really loved it. Next would be either red snapper filets fried or grouper filets fried, got to be the US best tasting salt water fish, as for fresh water fish, the hybrid stripped bass we caught and ate in Virginia was hard to beat period, firm white meat, clean tasting and very sweet.

  • kai otto fet

    Monkfish from the fjords in the westcoast of Norway