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Old 01-04-2009, 02:28 AM   #21
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Um, OK I need to go on a fishing trip next summer!!! Walleye, Sunfish, Bluegill... all yum yum yum!
Trout, Bass, catfish, Perch...... I could on forever! But the question was about bones. Yea it can be a pain (and man it hurts to get one stuck in your throat!), but if the fish monger is good, or you are, you can pretty much get most of em out. Dad always filleted his by cutting down just behind the gill, then slowly and carefully following the spine down to the tail. This almost always resulted in little to no bones in the fillet.
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:59 AM   #22
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Not sure where in MN you are, but you should have access to some great perch in that Land of How Many Lakes (!!), which should be relatively bone-free if properly butterflied. Blue Gill too ... but probably harder to find for sale. Pollack (dirt cheap), cod, haddock, halibut, orange roughy, flounder (all frozen) are all bone-free. Tilapia is another one, but that is a farmed fish (not wild caught) and can taste muddy because of how it's raised. You can cure that by soaking in buttermilk (got that tip from Cooks Illustrated). If near the Twin Cities, they have a Festival Foods (as do we) and Tilapia is frequently on sale for $3/lb there. I am originally from MI and live in WI, and we have access to Great Lakes whitefish, which CAN have some bones, but less toward the tail (however, they're easier to see toward the center of a filet because of size). It really is the nature of the beast, I guess.
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:03 AM   #23
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Holy cooler full o'fish JoeV! I am so jealous!
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:13 PM   #24
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"Everyone cooking fish should be proficient in the knowledge of cleaning fish..." - JoeV

My ex-wife would've said "everyone CATCHING fish should be proficient in the knowledge of cleaning fish."
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:15 PM   #25
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I know this sounds stupid but when I debone fish I catch I use a super-fine flea comb. My grandfather did too and we never had a problem with bones very much at all, even on catfish.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:16 PM   #26
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"Everyone cooking fish should be proficient in the knowledge of cleaning fish..." - JoeV

My ex-wife would've said "everyone CATCHING fish should be proficient in the knowledge of cleaning fish."
What about "everyone proficient in eating fish should also be proficient in cleaning said fish..." LOL.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:34 PM   #27
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I know this sounds stupid but when I debone fish I catch I use a super-fine flea comb. My grandfather did too and we never had a problem with bones very much at all, even on catfish.
the problem is wrestling one away from one of those super fine fleas, with all of their bling and threads...
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:43 PM   #28
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What about "everyone proficient in eating fish should also be proficient in cleaning said fish..." LOL.
This is the right answer! I catch fish. I don't eat or clean them.

Carp doesn't have any bones to speak of......
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:51 PM   #29
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I'm the person that usually cuts the fish where I work.

And yes, I fish for both sport and food for my family. I can clean what I catch. Run a search on "Flathead catfish" plus my handle, and you should hit on a thread I started back in October or September. I had caught my first (and so far, only) flathead, and was remarking on how different it was from the channel and blue cats that I normally catch.

I'm hoping that soon I'll be able to get out fishing again (once things settle down here at home), and can hook a few stripers (a.k.a. rockfish) at the spot I normally fish at. There's some big'uns in there!
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:58 PM   #30
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All fish have bones. There are some that the bones are so small, that when cooked, can be eaten. Salmon is one.
I bought several filets of large salmon from Pike Place market in Seattle the other week and there were bones everywhere. I have very little fish, so I'm not sure if I got the wrong cut or what, but these bones were not edible at all.
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