Keeping Your Catch

Keeping Your Catch

Harvesting, cleaning, cooking and eating a freshly caught fish are all important parts of the overall angling experience.

While there are a variety of methods for cleaning, preparing and cooking different species of fish, here are some links to several how-to videos and instructional narratives explaining a few of the more common approaches.

These tips will help you to complete your fishing adventure with a delicious meal of fresh Vermont fish. Enjoy!

Cleaning and Prepping Your Fish

General Fish Cleaning Instructions

How to fillet Walleye, Perch, Bass and Panfish

How to fillet Northern Pike

How to fillet Trout or Salmon

How to fillet Catfish

Cooking and Recipes

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