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Splackavellie
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Bayou
Member since Oct 2017
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What’s your fish cleaning set up
What do you boys use as a set up to clean fish? I live in a neighborhood and thinking about those fillet tables but not sure if they any good.

I’ve done it all from a 24”x36” cutting board on the truck tailgate in the driveway to plywood square on sawhorses. Usually store everything in the garage and move it to the back of the house when needed so something relatively easy would be preferred.


Spec1
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Lost but making good time
Member since Jan 2015
1463 posts

re: What’s your fish cleaning set up
I am 6’1”. I take the teach can the city comes empty every week, and put a piece of old plywood on top. I will not bend over to clean fish. Kills my back!


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rsbd
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banks of the Mississippi
Member since Jan 2007
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re: What’s your fish cleaning set up
Plastic folding table and a water hose


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texag7
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College Station
Member since Apr 2014
29555 posts

re: What’s your fish cleaning set up
Towel on top of plywood so they don’t slide around


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joeyp
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destrehan,la
Member since Nov 2008
123 posts

re: What’s your fish cleaning set up
Right now its 2 saw horses and a piece of 3/4 plywood from an old sink cutout. A buddy renovated his kitchen and gave me his granite island top. going to make a cleaning table with it eventually.


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WillFerrellisking
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Member since Jun 2019
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re: What’s your fish cleaning set up
The lil fillet table. I never hook the hose to the lil faucet though.


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Johnpettigrew
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Sep 2017
695 posts

re: What’s your fish cleaning set up
Built a cedar table by a hose bib in backyard. Used a bucket as a sink and put in a faucet. It drains into the back of a flower bed on other side of the fence. About to run sewer to the area to hook it up right. Also putting a floor drain, pouring concrete, and screening it it in. Will become a boiling room/ fish cleaning room.


Big Bill
McNeese State Fan
Down da Bayou
Member since Sep 2015
326 posts

re: What’s your fish cleaning set up
Got a buddy who is an aluminum welder and does a lot of road jobs. He built me a 8' x 3' x 36" high aluminum table with a cutout for a sink. Brother in law and I installed the sink and faucet and plumbed it last week. Cleaned 90 goggle eyes on it the next day - sweet!


BACONisMEATcandy
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: What’s your fish cleaning set up
Out at our hunting club I built a very basic table with a plywood top and laid laminate floor over that. Works great.


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REB BEER
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: What’s your fish cleaning set up
I have an old table that I put 2 milk crates on with a small piece of plywood on top of the milk crates. That way I don’t have to bend over. That shite kills my back.

I put all the heads, guts, and backbones in 5 gallon buckets and go throw them in the river after dark.


Splackavellie
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Bayou
Member since Oct 2017
4163 posts

re: What’s your fish cleaning set up
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That shite kills my back


This is the worst part of it for me. I’m fairly tall and having to slightly bend over is the worst position for my back.

Just trying to come up with something portable and easy to store as well as that isn’t hell on my back.


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AutoYes_Clown
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Oct 2012
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re: What’s your fish cleaning set up
I bought this table at Bass Pro on a black friday sale or something for $60. Even though I dont use the faucet much, I like it more than I thought.

Image: https://image.sportsmansguide.com/adimgs/l/6/651557m2_ts.jpg


I only have a good slope in my front yard so I setup in my driveway out front and flush bits and scales down my driveway. Im in a subdivision so the looks I get from joggers and families out for a stroll are hilarious.


speckledawg
Mississippi St. Fan
Somewhere Salty
Member since Nov 2016
2324 posts

re: What’s your fish cleaning set up
I've got one of those BP folding tables that I use some times and an old sink of my grandfathers built into a table in the back yard that I use most often. Both work great and are good height to not kill my back.


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Loup
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Ferriday
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re: What’s your fish cleaning set up
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thinking about those fillet tables but not sure if they any good.



I've had one sitting outside for 3 years. I bought it from Cabelas. It has the sink/drain/spigot but that just got in the way. I fill the sink with bream and rinse them to make it easy to grab fish without going to the ice chest for every single one. It's similar to this one, it looks like the only difference is the sink orientation.
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The lip around the edge is a pain in the arse to deal with when using an electric knife. I put cheap wal mart cutting board on top.

ETA: AutoYes Clown posted a pic of the exact one that I have above.
This post was edited on 4/8 at 6:44 am


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007mag
LSU Fan
Death Valley, Sec. 408
Member since Dec 2011
3605 posts

re: What’s your fish cleaning set up
Stainless Steel table from Ducote's restaurant supply, a large plastic cutting board from there as well and a 5 gallon bucket for the scraps. I use the electric knife to fillet all the fish then use the cutting board and a rapala fillet knife to remove the ribs and stray fin bone from the fillets.


tke_swamprat
LSU Fan
Houma, LA
Member since Aug 2004
7098 posts

re: What’s your fish cleaning set up
If I'm fishing anywhere close to my home where I grew up, I go to back yard, fold down a piece of plywood that has formica on it. Clean fish, turn around and throw into the bayou. You don't realize how nice it is to live in the country until you move to the city....


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PapaPogey
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
37916 posts

re: What’s your fish cleaning set up
Just build you a small bench on casters and screw down a piece of starboard or HDPE.


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VernonPLSUfan
LSU Fan
Leesville, La.
Member since Sep 2007
11923 posts

re: What’s your fish cleaning set up
Demo'd my fathers old law office and saved a two well sink. Built a table and roof to cover it. Ran water, electricity and drain to table. Use a old piece of cedar 12" x 30" as a cutting board. Cleans ducks as well. Outdoor refrigerator right next to it with freezer. Might have a hundred in it.


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deeprig9
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re: What’s your fish cleaning set up
Cutting board on kitchen counter next to the sink. Rib meat cut out of the filets goes in one pile for catfish bait, and frozen in ziploc. The rest goes in Kroger bags and into freezer for trash day. Thanks for reminding me that's tomorrow, I have a few bags I need to dispose of.
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Gtmodawg
Georgia Fan
PNW
Member since Dec 2019
1442 posts

re: What’s your fish cleaning set up
Ducks, geese, fish, quail, pheasant, huns, grouse and dove are all done the same way....piece of plywood on top of the garbage can...shove anything not wanted straight in the can and push it to the curb. Hose bib right next to the cans....perfect height....neighborhood has duck feathers everywhere from October through about July LOL....

So I have always used plastic bags to freeze stuff in but I see most people are using a vacuum sealing system nowadays. Thoughts? I have thought about buying one but never pulled the trigger.....


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