Crappie are fun to catch and delicious to eat. Before the eating begins, however, anglers must know how to properly prepare their catch for the table. One commonly used method is filleting.
Nowadays it seems most crappie anglers prefer to fillet their catch to produce boneless, skinless pieces of meat ready to cook.
Here’s how to do it, quick as a snap, with an electric or fixed-blade fillet knife.
<h2>Tools of the trade</h2>Tools you need include a sharp knife (fillet knife, electric fillet knife and/or plain blade) <p></p> A cutting board, fillet board or other hard, flat surface (use plastic or glass to reduce bacteria) <p></p> A spoon or scaling tool, if you’re pan-dressing the fish a container in which to place the prepared fish <p></p> Some newspaper, a trash bag or a bucket for disposal of waste parts. Also recommended is household bleach for clean-up.