was wondering how others clean their catch. i cut off tails and bleed before skinning, and then filet from bone and filet outside to get off the cartladge and red meat. have seen some skip the skinning and just filet the skin off using electric knife. any opinions as to what is best or easiest? my grandmother scaulded and scraped her catfish leaving the skin on but i have not seen that done in 50+ yrs. wonder if anyone still cleans fish that way? i like to soak my cleaned fish in a mild saltwater solution a few hours before cooking or freezing.