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Cleaning Catfish #13417009 01/26/20 10:52 PM
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Do you filet your catfish or gut and skin?

Do you knock them out first or clean them while they are alive?


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Re: Cleaning Catfish [Re: Bentman63] #13417278 01/27/20 02:28 AM
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I filet them with an electric knife.

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Re: Cleaning Catfish [Re: Bentman63] #13417786 01/27/20 05:13 PM
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Electric filet knife!


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Re: Cleaning Catfish [Re: Bentman63] #13417944 01/27/20 07:15 PM
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I fillet usually but for my personal use I really like skinned channelcat fried whole!!


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Tom's right hand skin and fiddlers are the best

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A fillet knife and some type of skin pullers for me..


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Skin with skinning pliers and then take off the filets with the tip of a Forschner Rabbit Knife

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This video made my day! So simple, I have been fighting the skinning process and it leaves too much silver on the filet. I tried this yesterday and we had some great fillets tonight for dinner. Thanks!

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Of course you knock them in the head first!!


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Originally Posted by pineywoods
Of course you knock them in the head first!!

That is what the Vice Grips is for. eek

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I only figured out a couple of months ago whacking them on the head makes cleaning waaaay easier . So simple when they don’t move .

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If you put them on ice at the lake you don't ever worry about having to "knock 'em in the head" when you get home. wink

Electric Filet knife and similar to the above video except stop before you cut all the way through the tail.

Flip filet over and take the meat off the skin.

I went through several of the videos on Youtube and some of them are working way too hard! hammer

I have never seen anyone cut the fins off before, during, or after skinning a cat. hmmm


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For those times you get a little aggressive and cut through the skin at the tail, use an old kitchen fork to hold the skin and then fillet the meat off.



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