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#11690717 - 06/26/16 11:22 PM To Scale or To Filet, That Is The Question...
Herron Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
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What do you do with your eatin' sized bream? Just curious and not judgin' (trying to decide for me-self).

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#11690741 - 06/27/16 12:05 AM Re: To Scale or To Filet, That Is The Question... [Re: Herron]
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Scale , gut and fry whole .
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#11690760 - 06/27/16 04:33 AM Re: To Scale or To Filet, That Is The Question... [Re: Herron]
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Registered: 09/20/08
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Loc: Austin, TX
Or, try it both ways and decide which way is easier for you to clean them, and which way you think they are the best way to eat. Sometimes, I will scale the smaller fish and fillet the larger ones.

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#11690886 - 06/27/16 07:56 AM Re: To Scale or To Filet, That Is The Question... [Re: Herron]
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I like the skin, so I do both...1st scale them, then fillet them from what I learned on a video on how to fillet these guys. The video was posted on the Forum maybe a year ago...

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#11696986 - 06/30/16 01:59 AM Re: To Scale or To Filet, That Is The Question... [Re: Herron]
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scale, gut, heads off, fry em up. The fish taste amazing with the bones in. Granted.. eat slowly...but there's no better way to eat sunnies and bluegills than corn on the cob style. wink
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#11697147 - 06/30/16 07:19 AM Re: To Scale or To Filet, That Is The Question... [Re: Herron]
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I scale my sunfish. I do have friends that fillet them as well. Either way they are Great. thumb
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#11697530 - 06/30/16 10:16 AM Re: To Scale or To Filet, That Is The Question... [Re: Siberman]
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Originally Posted By: Siberman
Scale , gut and fry whole .





Yep!

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#11704897 - 07/05/16 08:41 AM Re: To Scale or To Filet, That Is The Question... [Re: Herron]
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I fillet all my fish. I do not target sunfish but if I did I would probably scale them.




Side Note: I mainly fish for Catfish,Strippers,White Bass,and Crappie!

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#11705533 - 07/05/16 01:57 PM Re: To Scale or To Filet, That Is The Question... [Re: Herron]
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Depending on size I fillet...nothing like a good ol fish sammich with no bones thumb thumb
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#11715114 - 07/10/16 12:27 PM Re: To Scale or To Filet, That Is The Question... [Re: Herron]
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I do it this. Just not as fast.

clean a fish fast
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#11715230 - 07/10/16 01:42 PM Re: To Scale or To Filet, That Is The Question... [Re: Herron]
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Sunfish are best with bones and super easy to eat. Bigger fish get filleted. Crappie either way.
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#11715823 - 07/10/16 08:57 PM Re: To Scale or To Filet, That Is The Question... [Re: Herron]
USMC_Guy Offline
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Registered: 12/14/09
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Loc: Overton, TX
Hi herron.
I filet almost all my sunfish. I love the crispy little filets they make and are perfect for sandwiches or tacos
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#11718957 - 07/12/16 02:07 PM Re: To Scale or To Filet, That Is The Question... [Re: Herron]
MulGogiHunter Offline
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Registered: 01/24/14
Posts: 279
Loc: Grand Prairie, TX
Probably scale, gut and fry. Otherwise you lose out on the tail.
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#11718961 - 07/12/16 02:09 PM Re: To Scale or To Filet, That Is The Question... [Re: Herron]
MulGogiHunter Offline
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Loc: Grand Prairie, TX
Well I guess you could fillet and still fry the tail. Just sounds like a lot of work.

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