Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

 Pros and cons to bone in or bone out? 

Views: 759

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I filet more than I scale Earl.....I prefer filet and my wife likes the smaller ones on the bone.....I probably didn't help you!

new to this site but thought i'd chime in. used to just gut and scale but since the '70s been filleting bit occasionally will scale then fillet leaving the skin on.

Fillet......of course.

But every once in a while....bone in.

Growing up at home, it was always bone in.....

Now, it's fillet every time!

I fillet them all now, except catfish. My wife says the only way to eat a small catfish is on the bone. I like the tails left on em too. I do sometimes clean trout whole to put on the grill. 

fillet is the only way to go at my place

I am almost exclusively a fillet guy, but will keep bone in baked large trout or 24 inch class stripers.

depends on how tired i am, or how many beers ive had, either way is all good to me. ;)

When I was a boy a very long time ago we never fillet. Now I fillet the big ones and leave the bone in on the small ones, seems a shame to waste the meat that filleting misses. As for trout I never fillet. Of course I never caught one big enough to consider it.

Catfish, Trout, Salmon, Whitefish and Grayling, gut and throw on the grill with bones. They come out after the fish is cooked. Gills, Perch, and Crappie just fillet.

Big fish (like the Stripers, Sand Bass, Kentucky Bass, Catfish, that you see me posting up) get filleted.  Smaller fish, like the stunted Crappie from my home lake, or most Bluegill, I would prefer to "cut & gut", cooking whole.  However, She Who Must Be Obeyed has decreed that all fish must be filleted.  I don't like to mess around filleting smaller fish, so I don't generally keep them.

I keep and filet a few biguns(8 1/2" +) for the kids. Then a few in the 6" I keep for myself to eat whole.

RSS

Latest Activity

Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
11 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Crappie …..Whole and Filet…..7/3/2022

"Caught yesterday….cooked today……..taste great!"
12 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Crappie …..Whole and Filet…..7/3/2022

I’ve been married almost 36 years, one of the things that makes my wife happy…..whole fish and…
13 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
20 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Bluegill X Pumpkinseed Cross…….7/2/2022

Pumpkingill…….body of a bluegill with the mottling in the cheeks but it’s not turquoise on the…
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Fresh Local White Shrimp……7/2/2022

Butterflied, dusted with corn flour and flash fried in peanut oil……served on a bed of romaine with…
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Crappie Against the Marsh Backdrop…..7/2/2022

Chartreuse jigs tipped with a live minnow…
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"Woke up to Tropical Storm Colin turning off the upper South Carolina coast…..by mid morning we had the first feeder band with 30 Crappie"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Beautiful Ten Inch Class Coppernose….6/30/2022

"Thanks Troy…….have a great weekend!"
Friday
Troy Dorman commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Friday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Friday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Pretty Banded Coppernose With Grape in His Face….6/30;2022

"Yes sir…..the fire is going down into the peat moss which means it’s burning under…"
Friday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Guardian Mallard Hen Getting Between the Boat and Her Nine Ducklings….6/30/2022

She would have flown anytime before but not with her little ones…
Friday
Mikey-D commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Pretty Banded Coppernose With Grape in His Face….6/30;2022

"You are one gill catching dude those are awesome pretty fish are you battling that smoke as well as…"
Friday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Friday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Friday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Friday

© 2022   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service