How to Fillet a Smallmouth Bass with No Bones – Smallmouth Bass Cleaning

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Hello folks, this week we show you how to quickly and easily fillet a smallmouth bass into boneless fillets. This cleaning and filleting technique is good for all types of bass, including and not limited too, striped bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass etc. I hope you guys enjoy this week’s video on how to fillet a smallmouth bass. If you have any other fish cleaning video that you’d like to see, let me know in the comments below! Until next time, good luck, and good fishin’! Ivo

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CondemnedPatriot says:

well I think they are similar to Snook in the fact that if the skin is left on while cooking they get a “soapy” taste. if you fillet and skin they are about as good as fish gets. white, flaky, sweet

thundermistlures says:

You’re right, there is still some meat left around the rib cage which is very thin but can be removed. Thanks & good fishing to you!

CondemnedPatriot says:

your good at that specific cut… but you wasted like 30% of the meat.

thundermistlures says:

Bass are pretty good – especially largemouth. Thanks!

iBeTrampin says:

I heard Bass didnt taste good at all? I may be wrong.

thundermistlures says:

Glad you enjoyed the video and thanks for taking time to write to us – until next time, good luck and good fishing

SwagCitySwag says:

Great video

thundermistlures says:

Glad you enjoyed the video and good luck on the water!

John Baucum says:

Great video. thanks so much.

thundermistlures says:

…that sounds really good – we’ll have to give it a try 🙂

cbsctomh says:

Had a Largemouth fish fry on Labor Day. Saltwater soak will remove the blood and firm up the fillet. Rinse before breading…When I do my Eagle River fish-fry, everyone comes around!

thundermistlures says:

Glad you enjoyed the video and than you, for taking time to write to us :)

SixString Samurai says:

Thanks for the great video. 

TheNautn says:

Thanks I appreciate the reply.

thundermistlures says:

The fat would contain more of the PCB’s – the dark meat is a dark muscle meat and just doesn’t taste that good 🙂

TheNautn says:

@thundermistlures Hey, great video. I have a question though. Do both the dark tissue and fat contain PCB’s?


thundermistlures says:

Thanks for writing in and sharing your tips with us and our viewers :)

bownanza517 says:

hi i just wanted to give u some advice on how to always have blood free fillets after you catch the fish slit the gills and put the fish in a cooler with water it will allow almost all of the blood to flow out of the gills and into the water also the water will help keep the fish fresher while u fish just a little tip

thundermistlures says:

Glad you enjoyed the video and thank you for taking time to write to us! Until next time, good luck and good fishing 🙂

mario caprio says:

opps thanks for the tip and nice video

mario caprio says:

thanks for and nice video

thundermistlures says:

Glad you enjoyed the video and thanks for taking time to write 🙂

TheGermanshepherd101 says:

nice vid

leftyhandzus says:

I typically just eat the fish uncooked and whole. It is much better after it has sat in the sun for a few days.

On a side note I think it is perfectly acceptable to harvest a few of these a year. Especially if they are skinny. If they are skinny that typically mean overpopulation.

My favorite freshwater fish are in this order.

Walleye

Bluegill

Crappie

Perch

Bass

Burbot

That’s my taste preference.

thundermistlures says:

So glad we were able to help and sounds like you had a great day on the water 🙂

crappie624 says:

I just got back from the water and i caught two largemouths and i watched this video and this helps alot and thanks for making my filleting alot easier.

thundermistlures says:

Sounds like you had a great day on the water and a nice fish fry as well 🙂

ma77hi11 says:

Thanks for posting this video! Caught some smallmouth bass last night and this video was extremely helpful, and the bass was extremely delicious!

CloudClanGamming says:

YES !!

thundermistlures says:

Thanks for sharing your tip with us – we have not ever tried soaking in salt water so we’ll try it. As for eating smallies, they actually taste very good and if you bleed them out as you indicated, they would taste excellent!

dvillnave1 says:

ive never heard of anyone eating smallys. how do they taste? im a big perch and wally fan. one thing i do to all my fillets is soak thme over night in a salt water solution in the fridge. draws the blood out

lgnstk123 says:

bass are just so rare (I mean largemouth and smallmouth) and soo beautiful

thundermistlures says:

Thanks for taking time to write and good luck on the water 🙂

kris Zimmerman says:

I eat ALOT of largemouth, smallmouth, white, yellow and striped bass. What makes a bass so special????? A fish is a fish is a fish. Calm down.

MrBushLife says:

Gonna check out yer Channel

MrBushLife says:

Curious..why not…We live on Bass here in N.Canada!!

MrBushLife says:

Curious..why not…We live on Bass here in N.Canada!!

Fishing4Life98 says:

you sir know nothing about how good this damn fish taste

thundermistlures says:

Thanks for tuning in!

Fishing4Life98 says:

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