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Bluegill fillets per pound #13623042 07/08/20 01:03 AM
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The United States used to be "One Nation Under God". What happened?
Re: Bluegill fillets per pound [Re: BillS2006] #13623064 07/08/20 01:16 AM
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Maybe this works.

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Re: Bluegill fillets per pound [Re: BillS2006] #13623193 07/08/20 03:53 AM
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I personalty do not filet my Bluegill. I simply scale them, gut them, and cut the heads off. Fresh fried Bluegill/Sunfish are hard to beat. food



Side Note: I have several friends of mine that do fillet their sunfish. Got to admit the filet's are MIGHTY FINE! food


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Re: Bluegill fillets per pound [Re: BillS2006] #13623269 07/08/20 11:53 AM
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That chart is so off the wall and incorrect. Where they got those figures from I have no idea, probably from CNN.

Re: Bluegill fillets per pound [Re: BillS2006] #13623319 07/08/20 12:38 PM
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This is Texas. The chart should have a 10โ€ size estimate. bolt

Re: Bluegill fillets per pound [Re: BillS2006] #13623387 07/08/20 01:35 PM
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Usually fillet my sunnies. woot

Re: Bluegill fillets per pound [Re: BillS2006] #13623397 07/08/20 01:39 PM
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If I keep fish from Athens I fillet them. But the ones I keep from Athens are normally good sized fish. Some of the fillets I get off Athens fish are nearly an inch thich at the thickest part along the back.


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Re: Bluegill fillets per pound [Re: BillS2006] #13623662 07/08/20 05:21 PM
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I don't fillet mine either. Tried it a couple times & I think they actually taste better just scaled with the skin left on...I'm with Chuck on this one...

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I like mild tasting fish, so I fillet everything and remove all of the red meat.

Re: Bluegill fillets per pound [Re: BillS2006] #13624393 07/09/20 08:23 AM
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I like it both ways. I grew up watching my family both fillet fish and eat fish of the bone and several other ways so itโ€™s all good with me.


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I usually filet and fry. For those that scale and fry, how do you get the corn meal to stay attached to the skin? I seem to lose a lot of it when frying whole fish.

Re: Bluegill fillets per pound [Re: BillS2006] #13624536 07/09/20 12:59 PM
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I grew up scaling and frying whole. Then learned to fillet. Today, I do both, just depends on fish size and how I feel when I start.


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Re: Bluegill fillets per pound [Re: JCG57] #13624550 07/09/20 01:11 PM
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JC...To make the corn meal stick, I dip them in egg & milk...beat up an egg...add a little milk & beat again...dip both sides in this, then in the corn meal.

Re: Bluegill fillets per pound [Re: BillS2006] #13625802 07/10/20 01:41 PM
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When frying, I use an electric fryer that the heating element is about an inch up off the bottom. The loose cornmeal falls down below the element and doesn't burn. I also use cotton seed oil due to a higher smoke temp and it also does not absorb the odor from the fish. I use a batch of oil 3 to 4 times.


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Re: Bluegill fillets per pound [Re: BillS2006] #13625835 07/10/20 02:08 PM
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Boy the way I do it is 100 times better. First I go to HEB"s seaford section and look over the "catch of the day". After they filet and wrap it, I bring it home and give it to the wife to cook. Easy Peasy and little to no mess at all.

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