Saturday, August 28, 2010

Scaling a Silver Salmon

Here is a GREAT trick our friend showed us this week after fishing - a fast and easy way to take scales off a silver (coho) salmon.

Its always been tough to pick the little scales off the meat when filleting them...

Its simple - just hold the fish by the tail, and BLAST the scales off with a hose pointing at the head.

Here's another shot of it - the scales come right off and into the weeds.

Just blast the water against the grain of the scales.

Very slick trick! Filleting the fish afterwards was never so clean and easy before!

It is great when more experienced friends clue you into something that works so great.