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Fishing, and hunting adventures, grilling and cooking outdoors and sometimes indoors. (Like most plumbers, cooking and especially grilling have become a big hobby and passion for me)  I will share some of my favorite grill recipes tips and tricks and even a disaster or two to make you a better outdoor chef. (Or at least get you braggin' rights at the next cook out.)

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Happy Father's Day - A new knife and a great way to clean fish.

This is a “You Tube” video I put up on cleaning fish with a Mr. Twister Electric Fisherman fillet knife and here is the story behind it:

When I was a kid maybe around 13 or so my family was camping at a little campground off of Rt 5 on the Chickahominy River that we used to go to often.  We had a 20’ Prowler camper and spent quite a few weekends at the place.  We fished for catfish and bass in the creeks and river and had great times. Sometimes we kept some fish but not very often.

On one weekend there were three old men; a grandfather, father and son fishing together in a center console boat. They stayed anchored up all day in the same spot and when they came out of the water, their camper was only a few down from ours.  We found out that they had a big catch of catfish and they invited the whole campground over for a fish fry.  They filled the top of a picnic table with stacks of catfish!The youngest of this trio was about 60ish and he was to be the main fish cleaner.  Being a young lad fascinated with anything fishing I watched him for a while. I had only seen fish scaled and filleted only to be full of bones, or scaled with the head off and the guts removed. 

This guy broke out an electric knife and went to town on those fish going through them faster than anything I thought possible. The middle one (Father) did some of the bone cutting as I remember it and they got through the whole batch and fed the entire campground with plenty of leftovers. 

I’m guessing by now these old timers are in heaven talking with my Dad and Grandfather who were there that day, and not here anymore.  I hope they know what an impact they made on a young budding outdoorsman. 

So, that was where I learned how to clean fish like this and I pass it on whenever I can.  My first Electric fillet knife was a Mr. Twister ordered from a catalog and It lasted over 20 years before finally burning up the motor.  I replaced it with another brand I never really liked.  Just this week I saw this one on sale for a steal and bought it.  I put up this video to share to teach others how to clean fish and get most out of the day on the water. I hope you like it and I hope you will pass it on.

Happy Father’s Day!

4:07 pm edt 

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