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If you fish, eventually you catch something and you're going to want to cook and eat it. But first you have to clean the fish. There is no one right way that works best for all fish. Some fish have small scales, some large, and some, like catfish might be considered "skin fish". Some fish lend themselves handily to filleting, others are smaller, with more bones and can be a challenge. Probably the best way to learn a variety of techniques is to watch videos of several experts cleaning various types of fish. For your convenience below are a number of links to videos on Youtube depicting different systems of fish cleaning for various fish, and some that may work for most any fish. We will post this to our FISHING special interest pages and expand on it from time to time. Cleaning fish isn't the best part of fishing but it has aalways occupied the middle ground between catching and eating.
LOW TECH, SURVIVAL TYPE FISH CLEANING AND COOKING ( NO SCALING)
HIGH TECH, WITH "MR. TWISTER ELECTRIC FISH CLEANING KNIFE ( NO SCALING AND NO GUTTING IN THE CONVENTIONAL SENSE. FAST FILLETS!
AS CONVENTIONAL AS IT GETS, OLD SCHOOL: SCALING, GUTTING, FILLETING , AND DECAPITATING:
FILLETING WALL EYES, NO POWER TOOLS: