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Skinning catfish #13463141 03/07/20 02:37 AM
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It had been years since I have skinned a catfish but I went to talk to stubby and he mentioned that he cleans fish that way for his home sometimes. My grandad did not allow filleting because that was wasting fish! Do I tried a couple and using my nonexistent memory I remembered that pawpaw used a regular pair of pliers. So I got out my toolbox and yes they work better than skinners from eco mart. Just a made up store name because I don’t try to bash anyone. So now I have decided I am going to start skimming a few catfish. Now this last year I bought some live catfish st a Asian market because I did not thaw fish I had in the freezer and my creole seasoning was getting lonely. At the Asian market skinning a catfish is not an option but they would chop the fish in nice sections and put them in a bag. I did that and also had them go a carp. I know this will irk someone but carp is one of the best tasting fish you can get. Anyone else eat carp? Maybe I am a real redneck with some cajun mix. I say that out of respect for the Cajuns I know and they will eat almost anything. Now I don’t clean turtles and snakes but some do and if your hungry I guess that is much better than doing without. No bbq armadillo at my house either!

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Re: Skinning catfish [Re: HumanSeine] #13463175 03/07/20 03:07 AM
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I have always done it the easy way. Filleting. thumb



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Re: Skinning catfish [Re: HumanSeine] #13463252 03/07/20 04:31 AM
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I am not sure filleting is the easy way but I lose my wife when the fish are not bone free.

Re: Skinning catfish [Re: HumanSeine] #13463612 03/07/20 04:25 PM
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Been filleting for a lot of years but we use to skin everything. I still skin a few once in a while because I enjoy the taste of whole catfish.

Re: Skinning catfish [Re: HumanSeine] #13463655 03/07/20 05:32 PM
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Scotty , we will be back at it pretty hard after next Sunday. Come by Stubby’s and we will show you a pretty easy way we have been doing a few.

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Nail the head to a tree...cut around the head and use pliers to pull the skin down.


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Originally Posted by V-Bottom
Nail the head to a tree...cut around the head and use pliers to pull the skin down.


^^^this .

Nail , skin, break the spine then gut .

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Smack em on the head real good makes it way easier I just started doing it last year lmao

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Originally Posted by V-Bottom
Nail the head to a tree...cut around the head and use pliers to pull the skin down.


Did that for a long time.


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do you ever feel bad for nailing a live catfish to a tree? or cracking it on the head? do they feel pain?


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Originally Posted by Bentman63
do you ever feel bad for nailing a live catfish to a tree? or cracking it on the head? do they feel pain?



After you drive that nail thru it's head, step back so it won't slap you in the face. Never felt bad at all, it was food.


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Originally Posted by Bentman63
do you ever feel bad for nailing a live catfish to a tree? or cracking it on the head? do they feel pain?

Not after watching my Moma ring a many a Chicken's neck

Re: Skinning catfish [Re: HumanSeine] #13467036 03/11/20 12:23 AM
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I make a cut down the back and one down the stomach to get the skin off more one side at a time. When it wants to peel around, things can get tricky and these guide cuts stop the peel around.


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