How to Fillet a Fish

New to fishing or fish filleting? Don't be intimidated, just as Officer Duetsch demonstrates a simple method for properly fillet a fish.
Video: How to Fillet a Fish

New to fishing or fish filleting? Don’t be intimidated, just watch Officer Jason Duetsch as he demonstrates a simple method for properly fillet a fish. After this short tutorial, you’ll be ready to fillet your next catch!

Supplies Needed

  • Fillet Knife
  • Knife sharpener
  • Cutting board (preferably with clamp)
  • Fish

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Tutorial by Jason Duetsch. Jason is an avid hunter, angler and he is an Area Wildlife Manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

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