Catfish cleaning tip!

Discussion in 'LOCAL OKLAHOMA TALK' started by Brian D, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Brian D

    Brian D New Member

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    my dad and I caught a nice mess of blues at kerr this past weekend,we went thru the normal ritual of bleeding , skinning and cleaning them.While they were bleeding out, my dad wash them with the garden hose.We noticed the blood flow would increase everytime the cold water would hit them.when they quit bleeding we cleaned some of the prettiest fillets youve seen.after frying em up and eating em,I have to say they had the flavor of winter time catfish! I will have the garden hose at the ready everytime we catch cats in warm water.Oh, we caught these blues(biggest was 15 lbs) on cut skipjack in 30-35 feet of water.Good cattin to yall,hope this tip helps yall further enjoy the flavor of these wonderful fish.
     
  2. FourWinds

    FourWinds New Member

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    Thanks for the tip, Brian, and welcome to the BOC!
     

  3. Steven Armstrong

    Steven Armstrong New Member

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    thanks for the tip and welcome!its good to see another kerr fisherman on boc!
     
  4. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    You must be on well water. The water coming out of my tap in August is anything but cold.:smile2:
     
  5. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip and welcome to the BOC.
     
  6. porboy

    porboy New Member

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    Welcome to the hood and thanks for the tip.
     
  7. OhioRiverCatfisher

    OhioRiverCatfisher New Member

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    Thanks for the tip Brian and welcome to the BOC!!
     
  8. opposum

    opposum Active Member

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    Skinning? I haven't skinned a catfish in 10 years. I fillet them just like crappie. You really don't miss that much meat. If you hold the fillet knife just right, you cut most of the fat and dark meat off when you fillet the skin off. I takes a very flexible fillet knife to do this, but well worth it.

    Try this a couple of times and you'll never skin one again. :wink:
     
  9. Koon

    Koon New Member

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    Preach on brother Opposum... had a few times me and a few buds caught 25-35 fish, just flippin tired of cleaning fish... using an electric filet knife.... can't imagine doing it the old fashion way, argh!:eek:oooh:

    Speed filet the catfish... wash completely in cold water... take out the center strip... soak in salt waterover night... rinse and vac seal for the freezer. Thats my way of doing it.
     
  10. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Never thought about salt water, got to try that. Thanks
     
  11. mrwhiskr

    mrwhiskr New Member

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    Tried well water while cleaning. Bled fish first, washed them in cold running water. Great tip

    Keep them lines wet' got 47 today amongst them little teeners

    ty

    Mr Whiskrs
     
  12. smitty1963

    smitty1963 New Member

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    Thanks for the tip Brian and welcome to the BOC:0a31: