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How to Fillet a Channel Catfish

Fillet a Channel Catfish: A Beginner's Guide Filleting a channel catfish can seem daunting, but with a little practice, it can be a breeze. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to fillet a Channel Catfish.

  1. Gather your tools: You'll need a sharp fillet knife, a cutting board, and a pair of pliers.

  2. Clean the fish: Remove the scales and gut the fish. Rinse it thoroughly and pat it dry.

  3. Make the first cut: Lay the fish on its side and make a cut just behind the gills, down to the spine.

  4. Cut along the spine: Using the spine as your guide, carefully cut along the length of the fish, separating the fillet from the bone.

  5. Remove the fillet: Once you've cut all the way through the fish, use your pliers to grip the end of the fillet and gently pull it away from the bone.

  6. Repeat: Flip the fish over and repeat the process on the other side.

  7. Trim the fillets: Use your knife to remove any remaining bones or skin from the fillets.

  8. Rinse and store: Rinse the fillets one final time and store them in the refrigerator until you're ready to cook them.

Filleting a channel catfish may take some practice, but with these simple steps, you'll be able to do it like a pro in no time. Happy fishing!

How to Fillet a Catfish

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