fish skinning frozen or thawed?

Submitted by jen on 02/12/2003. ( )

is it easier or better to skin a fish partially frozen, or let it thaw?

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I like to skin them frozen.

This response submitted by John C on 02/12/2003. ( )

Less mess, no body fluids running all over.

fish skinning

This response submitted by wetnwild on 02/12/2003. ( )

I prefer to do them partially thawed. It is easier to skin and alike John said, no fluids. If you do it frozen however, it is hard to get the head area cleaned properly unles it is partially thawed. Thaw it just long enough for the outside skin to fell semi soft and have some movement to it, but have the inside still partially frozen so it is hard to the touch.

Ditto, but don't take your measurements or...

This response submitted by Cecil Baird on 02/12/2003. ( )

make your pattern (as when your carve a body) when the fish is even partially frozen as the the fish will be somewhat constricted and will give you false measurements.

frozen or fresh

This response submitted by Art on 02/13/2003. ( )

It may be easier to skin the body while it is semi frozen but how do you make a contact outline with a frozen fish you can't bend,and skinning out a frozen head isn't easy

Frozen fish and Measurements.

This response submitted by Tim on 02/15/2003. ( )

I take all my measurements when I get the fish in and take down all info at that time, works for me!


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