Our 15 Favorite Fish Recipes for Camping

Our Favorite Fish Recipes for Camping

••• Catch and release or fish for dinner?. Monica Prelle

Love to cook what you catch? We've compiled our favorite camping fish recipes, so you can clean your catch and cook it for dinner. Not a fisherman? All of these recipes can be prepared with fish from your local market. 

Baja Style Ensenada Fish Tacos
A camping recipe from Alex Garcia.

Bluegill Balls
A camping recipe from Chad Schindler. Serve with tartar sauce. If available, minced onion is good to add to mixture.



Butter Onion Trout
A camping recipe from Neely. This is one of the easiest ways to cook a good meal when primitive camping.

Campfire Bass
A camping recipe from Glenn. A simple way to cook fish with minimal clean up.

Crispy Shore Lunch
A camping recipe from Happy Camper. This recipe came to us when we were out camping one summer and none of us even thought about bringing a fish batter. The recipe turned out great.

Daddy's Fish
A camping recipe from Betty. My Daddy was a fisherman, and he knew just how to fry them. He told me his secret was to make sure the oil is hot, but not so hot it will burn the corn meal before the fish gets done.

Grilled Crab
A camping recipe from Brian. We went on a camping trip for a sales pitch on the Chesapeake Bay. We did not plan on crabbing, but while fishing off the pier we managed to catch six good size crabs. I did not have a pot or seasoning for them, so I made do with what I had.

This wasn't the best crab I ever had, but it was darn good for an out-of-the-hat try.

Grilled Rainbow Trout
A camping recipe from Reba. This is our son's favorite camping recipe. He usually eats 2-3 trout at one meal. If we all catch our limit, we usually have other campers who are happy to join us for a meal.

Hope you like it.

Hillbilly Fish Wrap 2
A camping recipe from Gecus. This recipe is the same as the original Hillbilly Fish Wrap, except that this one uses Gardetto's Snack Mix instead of the veggies.

Lemon/Lime Salmon
A camping recipe from L.A. This is an easy and delicious recipe to prepare ahead and take along.

Oysters in A Bread Pot
A camping recipe from Leon. So simple, but so good! We have enjoyed this one for years whilst camping at Point Reyes National Seashore.

Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout, a camping recipe from David Braun. This dish has become a traditional favorite during the opening of trout season. If you plan to catch your own fish, please check with your state fish rules and regulations for size and limits, because each state may vary.

Shore Lunch
A camping recipe from David. Get the grill ready because we're fixing to cook up some victuals. This meal is great anytime and anywhere you have just caught some fresh fish, be it bass, crappie, catfish, trout or whatever.

Shrimp Kabobs
A camping recipe from Quinton and Connie. The shrimp tastes best when cooked beside other meat, like steak, so that they get some of the smoke flavor.

Shrimp and Hotroot Soup
A camping recipe from Jonathan.

This is one of my favorite recipes. Be careful, it's very spicy, but it's very good.