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extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« on: Feb 24, 2004, 12:38 PM »
Ok first, take your burbot and secure its head, it works good if you cut under their jaw and hang them up.

next take your knife and cut around their head just below the pectoral fins and gill plate.


take your pliers and pull the skin away from the meat all around the cut you just made.


pull the skin down the body of the fish, it peels right off...sometimes it grabs a little belly meat. don't worry about it.  Also, alot of times the skin will break while puling down, just take your pliers and grab the top of the remaining skin and pul down.


Next, (optional) remove the dorsal and anal fins by taking the pliers to the bottom of each fin and pull up towards the head.


this gives you a nice groove to guide your knife while you fillet and makes your fillets come off cleaner

make a cut behind the pectoral fin perpendicular to the backbone

then run the knife along and parallel to the backbone down to the ribs on the same side. 

after you get past the ribs, push the knife all the way through and cut parallel to the spine till the end of the fillet.

pull the meat away and cut it away from the ribs,

when you get to where the ribs get easy to cut through slice down the ribs and cut through the belly meat where desired to remove the fillet.

one burbot fillet coming up!

do the same on the other side.



Alright! sweet success 8)

dispose of the burbot carcass responsibly.

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Re: extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« Reply #1 on: Feb 24, 2004, 02:41 PM »
 8) Well done Jake!

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Re: extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« Reply #2 on: Feb 25, 2004, 06:15 AM »
I would Like to thank Jake for His Photo's. They are well descriptive and Very easy to follow. Burbot Cleaning for Dummies book coming up. LOL. ALso jake your idea is great because your right near the dumpster no mess for you to bring home..Just nice fillets of burbot. (Claps for jake) Thanks Jake for your time and effort on this burbot lesson. Ill be hanging them from now on:> Thanks again.
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Re: extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« Reply #3 on: Mar 19, 2004, 07:09 PM »
Good post dude.  Now if I could only catch one of them! :)
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Re: extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« Reply #4 on: Mar 19, 2004, 07:45 PM »
I know, I have never even seen one.. I wanna

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Re: extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« Reply #5 on: Jan 05, 2005, 01:25 PM »
Thanks Jake! That was awesome! Now, If I can only get the nerve up to eat one of these grusome monsters, I will follow these instructions. Can you post some pike cleaning instructions?

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Re: extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« Reply #6 on: Jan 10, 2005, 11:11 AM »
Excellent pictorial, Jake - thanks for taking the time! I'm gonna tell other's in Maine about this post!
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Re: extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« Reply #7 on: Jan 11, 2005, 04:43 PM »
A friend from work showed me the same thing last year. Works awesome!
Jake you post some good picks, , , please keep'em coming. Wat the largest Ling you've cought? & do you have some picks to share? Thanks A bunch, , ,
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Re: extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« Reply #8 on: Jan 12, 2005, 08:28 AM »
Easy whiskey. Careful on Jake. He got hooked up with some woman last summer that doesn't think much of his fishing ways. He is only 22 yrs old and is following her every wish. I thought you couldn't bring a good fisherman down but i guess I was wrong. He has retired from fishing for this year, just give him some time for the relationship to settle down. He will be back. I've been there and done that. He also says he is very busy with school and work ??? ??? ??? I'm quite disappointed that I won't be getting some competition from him in the tourney this year. Check alot of previous posts here and he has some pics of bigger ones. They are similar to the ones you showed me. Nice, thick and long. He fishes a river for them up in Alaska, or should I say used to fish there.

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Re: extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« Reply #9 on: Jan 12, 2005, 10:06 PM »
Yes Terry I think we might have to have a memorial day for the once mighty slayer of Ling ,,,Fishermanjake . :'( Who would have thunkit that  our fellow warrior on the ice would have been so easily smitten by the batting of an eyelash from a young filly :-\ .It seems the Ling no longer hold the attention of the former Fishermanjake . I guess maybe we have to call on the Ling god to save the former Fishermanjake before he buys a ring . ;)

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Re: extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« Reply #10 on: Jan 12, 2005, 10:34 PM »
Its probably too late for the ring thing. But ya gotta believe he will be back someday. May take awhile but I'm sure he will be cuddling up to his filly one night, when he will get a whiff something fishy... the lights will come on... and he will remember all the beautiful ling he used to fillet. And suddenly the fish in bed won't look as good as the fish in his memory.....

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Re: extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« Reply #11 on: Jan 20, 2005, 05:22 PM »
Terry I think you should be a poet , , ,or , , , something!!! Well spoken words, , , and , , , stuff, , , Eh!
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Re: extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« Reply #12 on: Mar 07, 2005, 06:04 AM »
I dont profess to be a burbot cleaning expert, by any stretch of the imagination, but that method seems a little rough. This is how I do mine now...I just learned how, and would never go back.






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Re: extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« Reply #13 on: Mar 08, 2005, 07:59 AM »
I,ve done your method as well kill&grill. A lot less work but you lose more meat along the spine close to the back bone. As you can see from your pic, there is a little still there. Just cut over the spine instead of down both sides and remove the little skin flap (that was left in your pic) then you can fillet closer. I cut down both mudlines and and then connect the 2 lines over the top. I noticed also you left out the best part, the cheeks. Yum Yum :P

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Re: extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« Reply #14 on: Mar 18, 2005, 02:48 PM »
I've done both ways. 
The thing I like about Jake's way is:
when you pull the skin off, it's like turning a sock inside out.  You then don't have to deal with all that slime because it ends up inside of the sock.

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Re: extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« Reply #15 on: Mar 20, 2005, 09:49 AM »
Potato: Po tato. She tastes good.

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Re: extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« Reply #16 on: Apr 04, 2005, 08:01 AM »
After skinning afew burbot this winter, I thought fishermanjake's way was the only way to go....until i followed killitandgrillit's method....no more skinning for me....Grump 8)

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Re: extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« Reply #17 on: Oct 25, 2005, 12:01 PM »
Terry- Im not entirely sure where the Potato bit came from

Grump- Yup, I used to be a skinner too. I wouldnt even consider doing it any other way now.


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Re: extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« Reply #18 on: Oct 25, 2005, 01:40 PM »
K&G, terry is just trying to say "to each his own" both methods are good. I personally cant beleive you guys eat those things.

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Re: extensive burbot cleaning instructions(20 pictures)
« Reply #19 on: Oct 25, 2005, 02:40 PM »
K&G, terry is just trying to say "to each his own" both methods are good. I personally cant beleive you guys eat those things.
.....icejunky.....for years I would cut the line whenever I hooked one.....Ontario raised boy knew no better.....last year I was determined to get past the look/squirming fish and try it.....Never again will one go back.....my oldest grandsons are typical picky young boys that would rather eat captain highliner nuggets.....and when I deep fried the burbot......there was no stopping them.....Grump

 

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