TAKE ME FISHING 101: How to Clean & Store Your Catch [Official]


Uploaded by TexasParksWildlife on 05.06.2009

Transcript:
>> PUT A LITTLE CAJUN
SEASONING ON THERE...
I MIX ABOUT HALF CORNMEAL,
HALF FLOUR...
BASTE THEM AGAIN...
MAKE SURE YOUR GREASE IS HOT.
>> NOTHING TASTES BETTER THAN
A FISH YOU'VE CAUGHT YOURSELF.
LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT HOW
EASY IT IS TO CLEAN
AND STORE YOUR CATCH.
>> TODAY I WANT TO SHOW YOU
A QUICK AND EASY METHOD
FOR CLEANING FISH.
THIS CAN BE USED ON FRESH
AND SALTWATER FISH.
IT'S ONE OF THOSE OLD GUIDE
TRICKS I'VE LEARNED.
SO WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO IS
WE'RE GOING TO START RIGHT
HERE BEHIND THE PECTORALS.
YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE
A REALLY GOOD SHARP KNIFE,
THAT'S ONE OF THE MOST
IMPORTANT THINGS.
YOU'RE GOING TO CUT ALL THE
WAY DOWN UNTIL YOU HIT BONE
AND THEN YOU ARE GOING TO STOP.
ONCE YOU DO THAT, YOU'RE GOING
TO HEAD BACK ALL THE WAY
TO THE ANAL VENT AND UP.
YOU'RE JUST GOING TO FOLLOW
THAT BONE LINE ALONG.
THEN YOU'RE GOING TO COME BACK
TO RIGHT BEHIND THE HEAD
AND YOU'RE GOING TO CUT DOWN
UNTIL YOU FEEL BONE AGAIN.
AND ANOTHER GOOD THING TO HAVE
IS A GOOD, FLEXIBLE KNIFE
AND THE REASON WHY IS ONCE
YOU'RE, WHEN YOU'RE COMING
DOWN THIS FISH YOU WANT THAT
KNIFE TO REALLY FLEX SO YOU
CAN GET AS MUCH OF THE FLESH
OUT OF THERE AS POSSIBLE.
AND WHEN YOU COME BACK YOU WANT
TO MAKE SURE YOU STOP RIGHT AT
THE BASE OF THE TAIL BECAUSE
IF YOU CUT THE SKIN OFF,
THEN IT'S GOING TO BE REALLY
HARD TO GET THAT FLESH OFF
OF THAT SKIN IF YOU CUT IT
COMPLETELY OFF THE FISH;
IT KIND OF ACTS AS AN ANCHOR.
AND YOU ARE GOING TO RUN DOWN
AND CUT OFF THE FLESH OFF OF
THE SKIN AND THERE'S YOUR NICE
CLEAN FILET WITHOUT THE
RIB BONES OR ANYTHING IN IT.
THE BEST WAY TO STORE FISH IS
TO PUT IT INSIDE A ZIP LOCK
CONTAINER OR INTO A ZIP LOCK
FREEZER BAG AND BE SURE TO
PUT WATER ON THAT FISH,
'CAUSE THE FISH REALLY HAS A
TENDENCY TO FREEZER BURN.
AND SO IF YOU PROTECT IT IN
THAT WAY, IT WILL PREVENT IT
FROM FREEZER BURNING
AND IT LASTS ANYWHERE THREE
TO SIX MONTHS IN THE FREEZER.
SO IT'S AN EASY SIMPLE METHOD
AND THAT WAY ANYONE CAN ENJOY
FRESH FISH AT HOME.
>> AND EVERYBODY SAYS, GENE,
DO YOU-ARE YOU A FISHERMAN
AND RELEASE?
I SAY, I SURE AM.
I RELEASE EVERYONE OF THEM
THAT'S 10 INCHES LONG
IN THE FRY DADDY.
YEE-HAW!