April 23, 2018 at 6:59pm
So many different ways to clean trout. My dad had a restaurant, my best friend and I had a commercial fishing business, I was a guide and have cleaned trout for several fishing camps so maybe I have seen a few cleaned. First if I see slim on the cleaning table feel you may have something to learn. Start off your trout should always be left in cold cold e=water for a hour before cleaning. When you take trout out like that no slim on fish, table or meat. Next always use an elec. knife but you never want it sharp as it will cut through the skin. I like the belly cut no other way for me and the main reason is the fact that there is no stinking mess this way. If you ever catch trout that are feeding heavy and cut the stomach you will know what I am talking about. You may lose a little meat but you make up for it on time. If you know how to do the belly cut you can cut the Brest bones out with the first cut. Guess we all have our ways but this is the best I have found from over 100 years of experience in doing it.