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How to Fillet a Blue Catfish Quickly Without Skinning #13438479 02/13/20 06:42 PM
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Re: How to Fillet a Blue Catfish Quickly Without Skinning [Re: MathGeek] #13438484 02/13/20 06:48 PM
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Wasted a lot of meat. The knife needs to be sharp, it ain't a saw! Electric knife and I can fillet that fish, both sides, and cut the ribs out in less than 30 seconds.



Re: How to Fillet a Blue Catfish Quickly Without Skinning [Re: BillS2006] #13438568 02/13/20 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by BillS2006
Wasted a lot of meat. The knife needs to be sharp, it ain't a saw! Electric knife and I can fillet that fish, both sides, and cut the ribs out in less than 30 seconds.


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Re: How to Fillet a Blue Catfish Quickly Without Skinning [Re: MathGeek] #13438601 02/13/20 08:10 PM
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would you cut out the red meat?


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Re: How to Fillet a Blue Catfish Quickly Without Skinning [Re: Jerry713] #13438697 02/13/20 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Jerry713
Originally Posted by BillS2006
Wasted a lot of meat. The knife needs to be sharp, it ain't a saw! Electric knife and I can fillet that fish, both sides, and cut the ribs out in less than 30 seconds.


Agree thumb

I agree 100%

Re: How to Fillet a Blue Catfish Quickly Without Skinning [Re: MathGeek] #13438883 02/14/20 12:22 AM
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Agree not a good video to show how it’s done right


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Re: How to Fillet a Blue Catfish Quickly Without Skinning [Re: MathGeek] #13438964 02/14/20 01:48 AM
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I thought you did fine MathGeek, but I do think an electric knife would help you out.

Re: How to Fillet a Blue Catfish Quickly Without Skinning [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish] #13439034 02/14/20 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
Agree not a good video to show how it’s done right


Said the man who has cleaned untold thousands of bluecat, and I'm in agreement with him.


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Re: How to Fillet a Blue Catfish Quickly Without Skinning [Re: MathGeek] #13439313 02/14/20 01:40 PM
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Yup, a lot of meat wasted. And the bigger the fish you clean the more meat you would waste.

Electric knife and do it just like any any other fish. Only time I skin em is if they're small 12-14" channels that I'm fryin up whole.


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Re: How to Fillet a Blue Catfish Quickly Without Skinning [Re: MathGeek] #13439561 02/14/20 04:32 PM
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Cut the red meat out?


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Re: How to Fillet a Blue Catfish Quickly Without Skinning [Re: MathGeek] #13440192 02/15/20 02:10 AM
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Besides the guy not really knowing what he was doing , never bring the knife towards you. Always cut away from your body. Especially if you are having to saw because besides not knowing how to filet a fish, you don’t know how to sharpen a knife. Good way to get hurt

Re: How to Fillet a Blue Catfish Quickly Without Skinning [Re: Ryno] #13440424 02/15/20 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Ryno
Cut the red meat out?

We don't. Tasted great.

I agree that there is room for improvement on technique. Why don't folks who can do better make their own videos to help folks get better?


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Re: How to Fillet a Blue Catfish Quickly Without Skinning [Re: MathGeek] #13440540 02/15/20 03:05 PM
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This forum is a tough crowd MathGeek. You gotta have thick skin!..if your going to post an instructional video amongst professional fishing guides and hard core catfisherman then be prepared to be critiqued pretty hard. I understand you were probably making the video for the casual fisherman but some of these folks get paid to fish everyday and lessons usually aren’t free. If you really want to learn from one of them then book a trip. Alot of us guys on the forum can’t even post a pic much less figure out how to post video (including myself). I wouldn’t take it the wrong way.


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That actually looked a lot better than my typical "fillet" job lol.

Thanks for sharing!


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Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.
Re: How to Fillet a Blue Catfish Quickly Without Skinning [Re: MathGeek] #13440713 02/15/20 06:58 PM
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I tell you what, next time I catch some nice cats I will do a an instructional video on the way I fillet and see how it is recepted...Hey, you never know people might actually like the way I do it..then again they may not huh LOL. And I will be using an electric knife. thumb

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