WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE....... Super day of fishing and here we sit at home now boats clean and all the gears up. Theres close to 100 blugill that have to be cleaned. Sure we got some help but were still lookin at over an hour task for even the most skilled hands to clean gut and pack em.
I want a tumble drum. Ive looked on the internet and it seems like whoever invented the things knows how big of a pain it is to clean em cause they charge like it. 2 to 3 hundred bucks! I dont wanna spend that much. Ive got the smarts to build one with a washin machine motor a few pulleys and a some x metal but time Im lacking. If someone knows a good ole boy with a good invention. Maybe with a can crusher added on to the side. Let me know. Id even take a factory made if at a decent price and good materials.
2 guys runnin elictric fillet knives can knock out some serious fish, i can do 3-4 in a minute, then have 1 person cut the fillet of the skin and take the gill plate bones off . it goes fast i'll never leave on a fish excursion without it!
This is very true. Ive fillet over 50 fish in under 10 once I got set up before... but the only reason i did it was because I had no help that day. I like to do it the good ole fashioned way though. Scale em headem gut em and cut em. I prefer mine whole cooked... fins and all. When you get down to scale 50 to 100 of these scapy lil guys it gets to be tiresom with a spoon. If i had me one of these tumbler things this spring I bet I could scale gut and cut over 100 in under 45 min. I still use my electric to head em. It makes things so much easier and I dont have to spend time resharpin my pocket knife so many times.