» Welcome Guest
[ Log In :: Register ]

 

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic ]

Topic: Filleting on the water< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
jflynn Offline
Minnow




Group: Members
Posts: 7
Joined: Feb. 2006
Posted: Mar. 02 2006,13:56

I intend to buy a kayak (Drifter) to fish the coastal areas and would like to occasionally bring fish home to eat. Do any of you fillet your fish while you are sill out on the water? If a game warden stops you will they give you a ticket because you can't prove your fish was within legal limits? How do you store them while you are still fishing? Would using a sealable plastic bag and putting the filet in the on-board cooler be a good approach? Any advice appreciated.

Thanks,

John
Back to top
Profile PM 
Beachcamper Offline
Cuda




Group: Members
Posts: 66
Joined: July 2005
Posted: Mar. 02 2006,14:56

Fish needs to be whole when brought in and you will be ticketed if game warden searches your boat and see's the fillets.
Back to top
Profile PM 
randrums Offline
Cuda




Group: Members
Posts: 70
Joined: July 2004
Posted: Mar. 02 2006,18:37

My method is to use a soft sided thermal bag (Albertson's - $8) and put a few bottles of frozen water in it. It keeps this fish chilled enough for most of the day. And the soft bag fits in my hatch pretty easily - much easier than a hard sided cooler.
Back to top
Profile PM 
critterdog Offline
Marlin




Group: Members
Posts: 216
Joined: Dec. 2004
Posted: Mar. 03 2006,14:27

That is exactly what I did in Everglade City a few weeks ago.Soft sided bag is the way to go.I have a drifter also.Stored it away and had a few frozen packs to go with.Although a long day on the water melted the ice and hit the first store for ice on the way home.I caught 5 trout and had to stuff the in but it worked for me
Back to top
Profile PM 
RDS Offline
Marlin




Group: Members
Posts: 211
Joined: April 2004
Posted: Mar. 03 2006,15:12

Apparently you can dress (bleed and gut) the fish on the water, but you need to leave the head and tail intact for measuring. It makes sense since a short (or long) fish the Fish and Wildlife officers find in your cooler isn't going swimming again whether or not you cut it some.

RDS
Back to top
Profile PM 
PALADIN Offline
Marlin




Group: Members
Posts: 616
Joined: Feb. 2004
Posted: Mar. 03 2006,18:13

I was listening to Capt Mel"s sat. radio show a while back, and the Director of the FWC was the guest that week. The question came up of being able to fillet on board any craft and Beachcamper is correct, the answer was no.
But then a caller asked if he was to cook onboard as he always does for lunch or dinner with his catch, why would he have to dock..fillet and then return to his craft??
The director agreed and said as far as he was concerned it was not a problem as long as the catch was being consumed right then and there...
So I quess if you like Sashimi ( or Sue Sea as in Jim's case) you be good to go!!!

:cool:


--------------
Tight Lines and Tail Winds
               Mike
Back to top
Profile PM 
ocean lifeguard Offline
Mullet




Group: Members
Posts: 15
Joined: Feb. 2006
Posted: Mar. 08 2006,03:57

i just gut them out there, and keep'em in my cooler until i get back to shore, works well for me.
Back to top
Profile PM 
Wajdi Offline
Minnow




Group: Members
Posts: 5
Joined: June 2006
Posted: June 20 2006,01:38

I got one of those collapsable metal basket thingies with the spring loaded top and a floatation ring.  Bungie it to the carry handle.  Keeps the fish live.  Works for me.

wajdi
Back to top
Profile PM 
7 replies since Mar. 02 2006,13:56 < Next Oldest | Next Newest >

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic ]

 

Quick Reply: Filleting on the water
iB Code Buttons
You are Posting as:
Guest
Do you wish to enable your signature for this post?
Do you wish to enable emoticons for this post?
Track this topic
View All Emoticons
View iB Code