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Skinning a walleye

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by vincer15, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. vincer15

    vincer15 New Member

    New at mounting fish. Is it possible to tube out a walleye? If so is there somewhere I can get some information on how to do it.
  2. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    I'm sure you could remove the head and proceed but, good luck fleshing it well and not popping scales. I myself would chose to use a dorsal or ventral incision for the task.

  3. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    In reality any fish can be tubed skinned. You have to remove all fins. This way you can get in there with a fish skinning knife, scissors etc and skin around the meat.

    The hard part is always fleshing where you need to be careful and trying to fit the skin over the body. Most of the time you have to cut a small incision either dorsal or belly. Just a small one is needed.