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Offline Hodgey1

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Cleaning walleye
« on: July 11, 2018, 04:39:01 PM »
I saw a Video post here once of someone cleaning a walleye with an electric knife in a short period of time. I searched unsuccessfully. My recollection was it was Regi from Two Moons? Anyone have a link to it?
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Re: Cleaning walleye
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Offline Hodgey1

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Re: Cleaning walleye
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 08:20:03 PM »
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Re: Cleaning walleye
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 08:15:15 AM »
I just might have to get an electric fillet knife.
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Re: Cleaning walleye
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 08:20:03 AM »
I just might have to get an electric fillet knife.

Me also LC. That is impressive.
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Re: Cleaning walleye
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 10:40:41 AM »
One downfall of the "portefeuille" filleting method for cleaning walleye is you don't get to harvest the wings.
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Re: Cleaning walleye
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 11:54:25 AM »
I find you don't have as much feel with an electric knife and may be the odd bone especially down the back left in.

Sharp knife will clean them just as fast.

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Re: Cleaning walleye
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 12:42:58 PM »
One downfall of the "portefeuille" filleting method for cleaning walleye is you don't get to harvest the wings.

Hi limacharley,

For anyone inclined to save the walleye wings, I believe it's quite possible to cut out the walleye wings first and then clean the rest of walleye as required by the regulations (leaving the pectoral fin attached). Here's a video showing how it's done leaving the pectoral fin intact - see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ino6fZQVHzE.

Jay

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Re: Cleaning walleye
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 02:36:58 PM »
wow, that guys good also. He must keep his knives razor sharp.
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Re: Cleaning walleye
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2018, 03:29:06 PM »
Thanks Jay; I'll try that from now on.
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Re: Cleaning walleye
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2018, 07:36:02 AM »
Yep
First thing I cut off are the wings, then I move on from there
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Re: Cleaning walleye
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2018, 09:08:55 PM »
Love my electric knife..Highly recommend it.   I have the battery powered one only issue was that this year I found it didnt hold the charge ( 2 years old) so will be looking for a new battery.   

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Re: Cleaning walleye
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2018, 09:42:46 PM »
Love my electric knife..Highly recommend it.   I have the battery powered one only issue was that this year I found it didnt hold the charge ( 2 years old) so will be looking for a new battery.

What kind is it?
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Re: Cleaning walleye
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2018, 10:23:47 AM »
One of my biggest frustrations filleting walleye is trying to salvage as much meat as possible from removing the ribs. What are most doing? Painstakingly carving filet from ribs, or saying heíll with that tiny morsel and cutting ribs with meat off?

Iíve been carving the meat off the ribs for years, yesterday I tried the remove filet with rib bones attached method then carve ribs off fillet. Both seem the same pain in the ars and leaving very little meat to show for the extra effort .
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Re: Cleaning walleye
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2018, 12:39:31 PM »
I don't eat many fish. Far too much work involved. I'd much rather toss them back and bbq a nice steak. I will clean a mess of fish for a fry for guests if asked but personally it's mostly catch  and release.
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