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#12038164 - 01/13/17 05:59 PM best electric knife that stands up to 6 lb. catfish rib bones?
sealdaddy Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/24/16
Posts: 14
Loc: Texas
Are there any really good ones?


Edited by sealdaddy (01/15/17 07:34 AM)

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#12038171 - 01/13/17 06:04 PM Re: best electric knife that stands up to catfish rib bones? [Re: sealdaddy]
Capt. Michael Littlejohn Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 8818
Loc: Lake Tawakoni, Tx
We clean about 15,000 catfish a year with the American Angler Pro series and it does well for us.

But, we prefer to fillet around the rib bones instead of cutting through them. Same amount of meat, just less work, thumb
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#12038740 - 01/14/17 07:25 AM Re: best electric knife that stands up to catfish rib bones? [Re: sealdaddy]
Twistedmidnite Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 169
Loc: Hughes springs, tx
Yep, cut in just past the ribs. If its a big fish with big ribs you won't miss the little bit of meat lost above the ribs. If its a small fish the rib bones won't matter , just cut thru them.

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#12038929 - 01/14/17 09:40 AM Re: best electric knife that stands up to catfish rib bones? [Re: sealdaddy]
jackiekennedyfishingguide Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/20/02
Posts: 3075
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Is anyone else having problems with the new American Angler? My friend has returned three in less than a year. WalMart has quit caring them and he had to send the last one back to American Angler.
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#12039058 - 01/14/17 10:42 AM Re: best electric knife that stands up to catfish rib bones? [Re: sealdaddy]
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4059
Loc: Longview, Tx
I use the orange American Angler and a shark blade. Haven't had any issues yet.

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#12039132 - 01/14/17 11:27 AM Re: best electric knife that stands up to catfish rib bones? [Re: sealdaddy]
jackiekennedyfishingguide Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/20/02
Posts: 3075
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Thats the one Mr. Tom is having trouble with. Wonder why WalMart quit stocking them?
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#12039477 - 01/14/17 03:12 PM Re: best electric knife that stands up to catfish rib bones? [Re: Capt. Michael Littlejohn]
stubby77 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 02/03/13
Posts: 3094
Originally Posted By: Salsa®
We clean about 15,000 catfish a year with the American Angler Pro series and it does well for us.

But, we prefer to fillet around the rib bones instead of cutting through them. Same amount of meat, just less work, thumb
that's what I do American angler the best
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#12040438 - 01/15/17 07:46 AM Re: best electric knife that stands up to catfish rib bones? [Re: sealdaddy]
sealdaddy Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/24/16
Posts: 14
Loc: Texas
Is the freshwater version of the American Angler knife as powerful as the saltwater one?

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#12040476 - 01/15/17 08:18 AM Re: best electric knife that stands up to catfish rib bones? [Re: sealdaddy]
Jimbo Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 15918
Loc: South Texas
Used to have that problem and went through several electric knives and finally wised up and went with a straight blade heavy 1" wide filet knife made by Dexter Russel.
I swore I would never buy another electric as long as I'm able to fish.
Heavy bone you trim around them and on smaller and scaled fish you can slice through with ease.
The more expensive version of what I use is called the "Bubba Blade."


Edited by Jimbo (01/15/17 08:24 AM)
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#12040510 - 01/15/17 08:43 AM Re: best electric knife that stands up to catfish rib bones? [Re: sealdaddy]
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4059
Loc: Longview, Tx
I use my orange AA pro edition with a shark blade on everything from crappie, to bull reds and 5' black tip sharks. It will get pretty warm in your hand during a long fish cleaning session, but it works great every time.

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#12042694 - 01/16/17 05:59 AM Re: best electric knife that stands up to catfish rib bones? [Re: sealdaddy]
sealdaddy Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/24/16
Posts: 14
Loc: Texas
thanks, y'all
I just ordered the Orange American Angler knife with an assortment of spare blades.
I really appreciate your input.

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#12042973 - 01/16/17 09:17 AM Re: best electric knife that stands up to catfish rib bones? [Re: sealdaddy]
jackiekennedyfishingguide Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/20/02
Posts: 3075
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Originally Posted By: sealdaddy
thanks, y'all
I just ordered the Orange American Angler knife with an assortment of spare blades.
I really appreciate your input.


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#12043200 - 01/16/17 11:08 AM Re: best electric knife that stands up to catfish rib bones? [Re: sealdaddy]
mysticslobra Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/18/16
Posts: 303
I have an old ginsu that looks just like an american angler and I love it with the shark blades
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#12043473 - 01/16/17 01:36 PM Re: best electric knife that stands up to catfish rib bones? [Re: jackiekennedyfishingguide]
Capt. Michael Littlejohn Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 8818
Loc: Lake Tawakoni, Tx
Originally Posted By: jackiekennedyfishingguide
Thats the one Mr. Tom is having trouble with. Wonder why WalMart quit stocking them?


Walmart in Canton had 2 in stock last week.
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#12043897 - 01/16/17 06:12 PM Re: best electric knife that stands up to catfish rib bones? [Re: sealdaddy]
jackiekennedyfishingguide Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/20/02
Posts: 3075
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
None in Gun Barrel and haven't had any or any AA blades in months
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