How to Clean a Catfish Quickly

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Introduction: How to Clean a Catfish Quickly

About: I am a Texas based professional catfish guide that operated in North Texas and I also manufacture a popular catfish bait. In addition, I write a popular blog about catfishing called Learn To Catch Catfish w...

Cleaning catfish can be something that is challenging for some, but many go about it the wrong way. Using the correct tools and technique you can clean a catfish in less than 15 seconds. 

I prefer to use an American Angler MT3 electric fillet knife and can make pretty quick work of cleaning a fish using these tools.

This video is graphic. If blood and guts bothers you, don't watch.

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    I grew up on the river and have caught and cleaned catfish all my life....I had a little more respect for the catfish and made sure they were dead before skinning them. Can you imagine the pain being gutted alive.... don't understand that kind of humanity...

    I use a normal fillet knife. Had no idea electric would be like 10 times faster.