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Old 05-29-2014, 09:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Awesome man, you were complaining about leaving Colorado(where you did tons of gill fishing) and now in Tennessee you have a pond directly BEHIND your house and right away you catch a massive gill like that!!! I hope you aren't missing Colorado, seriousley
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that's swell.
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Old 05-30-2014, 05:08 AM   #13 (permalink)
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beasts!
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:47 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks swimbait and Oyey.

And bobys, I am missing Colorado. Not for gills or trout, but for family and views.

We live on the Cumberland Plateau, right at the foot of the smokies, so there ARE some hills and such, but no Rockies. There's no sports radio out here, so I have no way to listen to my beloved Rockies games or hear about the Broncs offseason.

But as far as fishing goes, I haven't missed Colorado at all... Yet. I'm sure I will feel differently when winter hits, fishing goes to shit here, and there's no ice.

But I haven't even had one real fishing trip yet and I have 48 gill filets in the freezer and we have landed personal bests on both redear sunfish and gills. I'm excited to get out to Center Hill and go for big cats, white bass, and crappie.
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Huge pan fish. Nice. You keep on filleting 6 inch gills and you're new career may be as a surgeon.
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Old 05-30-2014, 07:35 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Any suggestions on a good electric filet knife?? LOL

My little Berkley filet knife is really taking a beating. Some cuts are perfect smooth precision, some are ragged, ripping cuts that ruin the filets. I'm thinking either it is a varying quality of fish, or maybe I'm just trying too hard and varying my blade angle slightly without realizing it.
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Old 05-30-2014, 07:45 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Use two knifes..One with a heavier knife blade to cut down, cut through the ribs and back fillet. Still needs to be sharp. And your fillet knife to pop out the ribs on the fillet.
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Touch that blade up after every fish with that V sharpener you got.

It helps me.

I hate when I mess a good fish up
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I use the mister twister electric filet knife, works fine on small and large fish
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:05 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Nice panfish!
if you want to keep your knife sharp, don't cut through the ribs, use the tip of the knife to slice along the back bone next to the dorsal fin. Stick our thumb in there between the top of the filet and back bone and peel it back as you use the tip of the knife to slice the meat off around the ribs leaving the ribs on the carcass.
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