How to clean a garfish

Discussion in 'Gar Fishing' started by catfisherfromball, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. Dis metod works for all garfish, but specially on da big gator gar out dere...da littler ones gonna have to put someting like your foot on his head to keep him from moving...or you can make a gar cleanin board by takin a 1 x 6 or someting like dis and getting 2 pieces of udder woods and makin a v in da front (to put his head in) and his boddy runs da rest of da board. Den put a small piece of plywood over da 2 small pieces of wood so his head dont pop out of da vee. ok now to cleanin him....first hit him in da head so he is dead and dont jump around....dne you take at da tail and grab about 1/2 inch of da tip top of his tail and cut between da bones to his back scales. den take a cane knife or machette and start choppin (be carful not to hit your own fingers) straight up da back just under da armour down da back (kinda like skinnin an animal) but do dis all da way to da head so when you finished you got like a scalped garfish. den just take a sharp knife and go between da me and armour all da way round da fish and use da cane knife to cut of da front fins and da head off pull da fish out of da suit of armour.... it takes practice but its not dat hard.. will post pics next time I go garfishin...