Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fileting a Striper , 2nd Try

Trying this again. I had some trouble getting this posted here from over on G+. I deleted the previous post , and I regret that because I wrote a good intro that escapes me right now. This is how I clean a Striped Bass. It's a little graphic , for those who don't like seeing blood. As a description of sorts , I scale the fish first because of their large , tough scales. This makes it easy to filet and remove the skin. There are other ways to clean fish , but this is how I do it. Click through the break to see the video.

Have a great week! I'm enjoying a nice little snow storm , a rarity this year. I'll have an important announcement first thing tomorrow concerning a new annual tournament here on my home water that I am really excited about. Be sure to check it out!


  1. I do it the same except I don't remove the filet from the tail before skinning it. That way you can easily get your knife in between the meat and the skin and it gives you something easy to hold on to. You just need a work surface that is twice the length of your fish. I also don't filet as fast as you. Nice work.

  2. Thanks man! I cut a little notch right at the tail end of the filet so I have something to hold onto. I do like your idea though ; I'll have to try it :)

    I wasn't rushing through it or anything , but speed comes with practice....LOL... Thanks for the kind words and for checking out the vid!

  3. Having never cleaned a striper, I can say that is exactly how I clean every fish I keep.


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