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Normally I just gut them, wrap them in foil, and throw them on the grill, but I was wondering how to debone them. Them trout out of Aurora are on a mini lobster diet and they taste great so I want to try some different. I want to try smoking them and some other recipes as well but I have never taken the bones out first. Any ideas as to the best method. Pictures are always good.
 

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The first steps are correct, but after you have the fillet, you still might want to remove the Y bones to have a boneless fillet. This process is the same as a pike. I probably cant describe it here but I learned how to do it on pike first, than transferred that knowledge to trout. Go to a search engine and put in removing y bones form pike or filletting pike. it is exactly the same process. i fillet every trout, it takes quite a bit of time but a boneless piece of fresh trout is about the best. I bread my fillets in a mixture of bread crumbs and crushed almonds, and pan fry with a small amount of walnut oil. very healthy and very tasty.
 

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Here's how I've always done it... I clean the trout, remove the head and tail, salt and pepper to taste, then bake the fish whole at 375* uncovered, until the meat will flake easily... about 15 min. for a 2 pound fish.( It's a judgement call, check it frequently). then, using a pair of forks, lift the top half of the fish, starting at the head, and gently fold it back end to end. Now you've got two fillets, with the skeleton in the "top" one. Grab the backbone and gently lift the skeleton out of the meat. I like to then brush the fillets with a little lemon butter, and lay a few shiitakes on them, and broil for just a couple of minutes, to brown them. It's easier than it sounds, I promise!
 

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What a great resource, epic! Maybe now I won't make a mess of the fish I catch!
A few years ago Cablelas marketed a trout deboning device (I can't remember the name) that was basically a plastic base with a long heavy wire standing up on it with a loop at the end. You cut the head and tail off of the trout and then pushed the spine at the head end through the wire's loop. While pushing the trout down along the loop, all of the bones were removed. Does anybody know what this item was? Did anybody buy it?
 

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What a great resource, epic!  Maybe now I won't make a mess of the fish I catch! 
A few years ago Cablelas marketed a trout deboning device (I can't remember the name) that was basically a plastic base with a long heavy wire standing up on it with a loop at the end.  You cut the head and tail off of the trout and then pushed the spine at the head end through the wire's loop.  While pushing the trout down along the loop, all of the bones were removed.  Does anybody know what this item was?  Did anybody buy it?   
we used to use a rig like that to debone mackerel for bait in the ocean, it worked good but left the meat a little ragged
 

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Thanks for all of the info on filleting. My gal & I just got into fishing & she has tried her hand in filleting the trout. (You just dont want me with the knife in my hands, my blood isnt the best seasoning :) ). I will make sure she gets to read the post.
 

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Thanks everyone for the info and websites. Hopefully I will be able to try these techniques on Monday.
 
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