Electric fillet knife

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  1. muddhunter

    muddhunter 12 pointer

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    I’m in the market for one. Never gave it a thought till this year. Got into a mess of crappie and later got into a giant mess of giant bluegill. Decided that if I was to keep going that route I would either get an electric filler knife or start saving for carpal tunnel surgery. What are you all having luck with? I’m looking at an American Angler.
     
  2. LoneArrow

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    I've never used an electric knife before. Does it really work that much better?
     
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  3. 1wildcatfan

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    I'm getting the bubba rechargeable next week.
     
  4. 1wildcatfan

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    if u saw my guide buddy using one you'd be amazed how fast he can clean fish.
     
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  5. kyoutdoorsman

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    I witnessed a guy years back on the side of the lake used a electric fillet knife cut the end off and had a 12 volt battery alligator clips hooked up to it and was cleaning fish and fishing same time. Amazed how fast he cleaned a fish. Try it. You can use a Walmart brand. It don't have to be the fancy name of high dollar like some people use. It's just a knife.
     
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  6. Meatstick

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    I use the hell outta this one. Plugs into the Ranger if I need it to, hook to the boat batteries if I need it to, plug in the wall if I need it to. I've ran it like crazy for three years on the same 2 sets of blades.
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  7. xilk123

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    I cringe everytime I hear people say they fillet bluegill. Not my cup of tea. As for the question if you don't mind to spend a bit the bubba blade electric fillet knives are awesome. They come with 4 blades sizes and lithium battery for around $150.
     
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  8. web splitter

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    The American angler electric knives are the best in my opinion. Sure makes a difference in time and effort when cleaning a lot of fish.
     
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  9. muddhunter

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    It really works that much better. I was skeptical and used my neighbors after he saw the pile of fish I had to go through. He basically made me use it. It is a game changer.
     
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  10. muddhunter

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    I know there are several different ways to clean a bluegill. I prefer to fillet and fry my boneless meaty morsels. Sometimes I will bake or pan fry with no coating. It’s all good. Why the visceral reaction to the filleting of the mighty bluegill?
     
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  11. bgkyarcher

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    I have used electric for decades. Twice as fast. Easily. I have about worn my AA out. Be needing a new one next year.
     
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  12. 1wildcatfan

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    is there a cordless Rapala or AA? I don't have electric where I clean thus the rechargeable Bubba. my son has two buddies visiting for two weeks, says they're jugging everyday/night. typically takes me a few days to recover after they leave. :) bassfishing, catfishing, jugging, yellow and white bass, bowfishing, wake boarding, knee boarding....
     
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  13. muddhunter

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    I do appreciate what your saying. But I’ve got a crapload of “just knives” sitting around the garage in varying levels of brokenness. I think a quality knife makes a difference. Even if you have to pay for it. I am happy to use an inexpensive product if I know that it will work like it should and last.
     
  14. Meatstick

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    Rapala has a cordless lithium ion rechargable. I know nothing about it though
     
  15. xilk123

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    Nothing personal whatever you like is all that matters. I have always just scale, gut, chop the head off and fry them whole. The skin and fins is my favorite part of the fish. Just seems like there isn't enough meat on one to fillet for me.
     

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