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Old 08-14-2005, 08:31 PM   #1
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What is the proper way to care for salmon after it is caught to insure the best quality. Need advise. I see most fish have had some prep done while still out on the water. Thanks for any advise.

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Old 08-14-2005, 08:37 PM   #2
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Bleed them out and keep on ice.

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Old 08-14-2005, 08:47 PM   #3
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then drink a beer....and put a lure back in the water. Unless the boat has limited......
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Old 08-14-2005, 08:53 PM   #4
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then post full details and location with pics on ifish.

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Old 08-14-2005, 08:55 PM   #5
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Default Re: what should I do after catching salmon?

the steps above pretty much describe it all! lol
(cut under the gill plate to bleed em)
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Old 08-14-2005, 09:02 PM   #6
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Before you do anything.. mark it on your punchcard!! then bleed it and put it on ice... I see way too many people not punching their fish..
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Old 08-14-2005, 09:34 PM   #7
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1. Land the fish as fast as you can
2. Bonk the fish
3. Bled fish head down in bucket of water
4. Gut and gill fish making sure all of the kidney is removed
5. Fill body cavity with ice and put into cooler surrounded with ice

Never punch a fish, this causes bruising and loss of quality.
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Old 08-14-2005, 09:39 PM   #8
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1. Land the fish as fast as you can
2. Bonk the fish
3. Bled fish head down in bucket of water
4. Gut and gill fish making sure all of the kidney is removed
5. Fill body cavity with ice and put into cooler surrounded with ice

Never punch a fish, this causes bruising and loss of quality.



1. Land the fish as fast as you can
2. See if its a native
3. If fin is missing bonk the fish
4. Bled fish head down in bucket of water
5. Gut and gill fish making sure all of the kidney is removed
6. Fill body cavity with ice and put into cooler surrounded with ice


Just a suggestion though
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Old 08-14-2005, 09:44 PM   #9
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Actually your #2 should be #1, if you are fishing where harvesting wild fish is not allowed.

Yes, check to see if it has too many fins, if it does release it quickly and gently without taking it out of the water.
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:02 AM   #10
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Scribble on punch card, do the I got one dance, start licking your chops.
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:12 AM   #11
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Then bring it to my place for the post-mortem surgery. :grin: :grin:
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:14 AM   #12
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Giggle hysterically!

Then tell all the men in the boat that you have to be female to catch fish.

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Old 08-15-2005, 12:00 PM   #13
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If not catching switch to Jennies shade of lipstick!
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Old 08-15-2005, 12:38 PM   #14
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Flame=heat=eat= :smile:
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Old 08-15-2005, 04:26 PM   #15
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I haven't seen anyone mention my favorite:

7) call friend, magnify size of fish by random factor between 1.5 and 4 and gloat until he hangs up.

8) wonder why I have so few friends anymore...
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Old 08-15-2005, 05:12 PM   #16
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or do like some people tie a rope thur the gills and drag it around all day in the sun that way it is half cooked then throw it in the back of your truck to dry out on the way home don't forget to stop and have a couple brews to give it time to finish cooking
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Old 08-15-2005, 10:02 PM   #17
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All of you crack me up! Seriously though, bleeding and removing gills and kidney followed by packing in ice (shaved or slush if possible) with some salt is what is done comercially. Do not cut off the head and tail if possible water will make the meat lose color and flavor if it comes in dirrect contact. The belly cavity is different because it has a natural protective coating.
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Old 08-15-2005, 11:13 PM   #18
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If its under 35 pounds kiss it on the mouth, release it and wait for a real fish to bite.
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Old 08-16-2005, 05:57 AM   #19
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If your fishing up river on the Columbia a ways first check to make sure it's NOT a TULE chinook. Ya' know... get all excited, get 'er in the bag, beat it in the head, high fives all around, put it in the box.....A while later your beauty seems to be darker than when you netted it, and the extra strong smell, DOH!

Been there, done that!


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Old 08-16-2005, 06:44 AM   #20
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Thanks for the advise and the comedy. You are cracking me up. I will start bleeding them out and removing guts. I like the idea of packing body with ice. I still don't know how you expect me to get and 40 pound upriver bright head first in a bucket??? :smile:
would tip over for sure. Thanks again. :smile:
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Old 08-16-2005, 07:00 AM   #21
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On larger fish just cut the gills and forget about the bucket. The important thing is to get the blood, gills, guts and kidney out and then get the fish chilled ASAP.
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Old 08-16-2005, 08:12 AM   #22
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And chuck the guts in the river!?! OOOooo but that's illegal!
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:06 AM   #23
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I think everyone has covered thi topic
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Old 08-16-2005, 12:36 PM   #24
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bonk it, bleed it, check for fin....oops that's not right
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Old 08-16-2005, 01:59 PM   #25
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I can't believe you folks! Nobody mentioned to get a picture, so we can share your joy, and then grumble because we didn't catch it.....
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Old 08-16-2005, 02:13 PM   #26
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Yes, and be prepared for a flame fest on ifish of what you didn't do right. :smile:

Tee hee... I'm feeling naughty today. I better stop.

(Reply regrets already)

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Old 08-16-2005, 05:55 PM   #27
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What about the Glory photo shoot.......

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Old 08-16-2005, 06:13 PM   #28
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bonk it, bleed it, check for fin....oops that's not right
I know someone who did that once...
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