Great Lakes Angler Blog

Proper Sharpening is Key to Safe, Effective Filleting By Stan Watson

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The fisherman’s fillet knife is a truly specialized tool. Good fillet knives have strong, comfortable handles and thin, flexible blades. These thin blades tend to roll over more easily and dull more quickly than the thicker blades on chopping knives, so fillet knives require special treatment to keep them up to the task of quickly, efficiently and safely filleting a freshly caught fish. This special handling includes proper sharpening, preferably with precise diamond sharpening stones.  Read Full Story

Recent Posts


Marine General Tournament STRATTEC PRADCO Rippin Lips Triton Boats FLW Oculus Snow-Shoe Tip-Up Glorvigen HELLA AmVets Ravenswood Media River Fishing Swanson-Russell Salmon radar Whale BoatUS Angler Odd'ball Fin Spin Kindle book Aqualuma Glacier Glove Absolute Outdoor, Inc. Evinrude Ethanol Walleye Muscle Squared 65 Swim Whizz Boat names Jeff Wenzel USCG Black Velvet Speakers F-Series Storm Gear ABT Endura Practical Sailor TRAC Ecological Traxstech Jeff Gustafson Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plates and Kits WFN Green Bay Chronglobal Micro-Mobile Pro Viewing Case Ranger Bass On board Technology Lighting Boat Covers Wedding Ring ODNR Angler 175T New Zealand Ultracoat JVD Minn Kota Boating safety Telescoping JIggler Long Rod splice Flat Slider 75 YUMphibian Larson Electronics Sphaera News Dollohan ice fishing, Bro Show, Traditions Media Tracker Marine Spencer Yachts Weather Buoy InvisaSnap Insect repellent Grab Rail One-Handle-Does-It-All System Bass Pro Shops spreader light Traditions Slender Spoon EZ Splice Fasteners Muskie Lure Dave Genz Bass Pro Shops Four-Person Dome Tent with Screen Porch Dan Egan MATE USA award Innovative Outdoors Gunnison, CO Fuel Plano Scott Glorvigen Tournaments MULL BLOG Bob Schmidt Ditch Black Earth Creek Gull Lake Marine Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel OHIO Skarlis Todd Sokolow MWC Tim Popfinger Cliff Pace Kevin Van Dam Mag Light Hunting Northland LineSnubber Lund Davis Instruments iPad dock lines Rugged Shark Lakemaster Wounded Warriors University of Buffalo Fishing Size limits Water Buddies Sharpeners Michigan DNR Smartfind S20 Personal AIS Beacon blue marlin Earth Day Wildlife Forever Wake Fishing Mazurek Ryan Kleckner Lake Assault Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plate Lures Lake Michigan Moisture Muncher KVD fitness Electronics Records Manistee Mr. Twister Honda hardbaits Rods Scholarship Ranger VS1780 Lights Frabill thieves B.A.S.S. Jack Links Personal Flotation Devices Strike King Sunglasses Deck Plate Cannon Turning Point Props Kill switch Bass fishing Lund Boats Rushton Gregory Skamania Mania Faria Gill NA weather Brad's Tommy Skarlis Humminbird toilet ABT X-2 Countdown iPilot Link La Mar Beckson Marine Line EVOLVE FISHING CO IGFA YUM Dinger Dave Mull Blog Coleman cooler Future Fisherman Foundation Brian "Bro" Brosdahl theft Swedish FireKnife Extreme Baitcast Reel Bibs Clam Marine Lighting Walleyes Side Imaging Aqua Vu Games Shock Wave 360 TRAC Lake Ontario Deep Sea Diver Launch ramp USO Navigation Crankbait Net Power Marine Speakers Shoremaster Michigan City, Indiana Volvo Penta Soul5 Tackle Labs marlin Custom Jigs & Spins LCWCC Shurhold John E. Phillips Hamlin Free Fishing Weekend Onyx Knives Hevi-Beads Soft Jigwobbler Contaminants Rippin' Lips Ditty bag South Haven, Michigan Boat maintenance Legend Extreme Bad Elf Slide Moor Fishing Clubs Mack's Lure Homeport Marine Marketing Delorme Rig'N Tails Camera mount PFDs Home Port Marine Marketing Brandon Newby Headgear Beckson Marine Deck Plate Spreads CUSTOM JIGS 'N' SPINS Normark PulseTech Andrew Semprevivo Boat lifts Seakeeper gyro Boats boat rental Wisconsin Boating Torpedo Divers High school bass fishing Great Lakes Troller Tides Tight Lines Jewelry Indiana DNR Streams Promise Keeper Goby eZSplice SeaLife Cameras Baitcast Fishing Pole BBQ Lighter Masters Walleye Circuit ASA Ascend Hobie Pro Angler Patrick Hurst Air show Coast Guard CLASSIC Pharmaceuticals Gravity Cabela's CMP Global Church Tackle Smart Guide to Freshwater Fishing BoatUS Trout Unlimited Tyee Rescue Louie Stout Macho Minnow ShowSpan Betsy Fish America Foundation Gary Giudice Yamaha ATV Jonathon VanDam Mike Seymour JBL Downriggers Olcott, NY Bro Brosdahl Batteries Airmar Mercury Marine Footwear Smart Guide Publications Big Bear Products Aluminum Deep V Series BASSMASTER CLASSIC Personal Flotation Device Aqua-Vu Bass Pro Shops Gift Card Shoes ONIX Army Corp of Engineers Alaskan Sport Shows Magnum Flow-Troll NMEA Pop-Up LED Bowlights Fiberglass boat Tools Tournament Grade Circle Hooks Ranger Aluminum Deep V Series Conservation Marathon Bait head Conservation Costa Sunglasses Keep Kool Evolve Storage inReach KVD Speedbag Wormfile Plano Synergy Sheldon's EZ BoatPort KVD Speedbag Walleye tournament Port of Indiana Bristol Bay Salmon Side Thruster Full Throttle binoculars Bethel University exotic species Jerky Dave Mull Stabenow Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo New Lures Radial AKOYA Fishouflage Ultimate Flannel Shirts ATV Rovermax LR 100 Brite Wash trailer tongue Contest Mosquito repellent BOLT Padlock Husky Jerk exotic invader Lowrance Scott Martin Titan Chain Pro Polish Owners tournament Marsh Madness Frigibar GPS for Lightning Connector Lake Superior BASSMASTER YUM Holland Raritan bimini top Tip-Up New York DuraSafe Electronics Lock Youth Mack's Lures Ice Fishing Swim bait Whistler Spoon Ned Rig Multitools Alabama Rig Michigan Serious Shine Balog Rubrail USCGA Salmon Unlimited of Illinois National Guard Synergy Outdoors Video Blue Collar Outdoors Boat US Okuma Fort Wayne, Indiana Buff Bug repellent St. Croix Rods Shipping ChartSelect tree stand injury Thermacell USSA Venice, Louisiana Milennia MIL-iDock Bug bite relief Alaska Shelter Rough Weather Multi-species Safety treestand injury Beckson Coleman Izaak Walton League Rain gear LineGrabber Kevin VanDam Kayaks 580P lenses Asian carp clubs Hobie SeaEra QC Z-Man Rapala LakeMaster Western States Version St. Croix Martin-Flory Catch & Cook Bait Holder Niagara Falls Wild River series Boga Reese Quantum Bass lure Chicago barrier Accessories Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs Mystery Tackle Box jigs Rain suit The Harry Lure Minnesota cruzin Tackle Bag METS Bait Rigs Catfish Accon Marine Dogs Topwater Soo Locks Prosepec Electronics Whale Pumps Steve Wood Tom Neustrom Forage Minnow Costa Del Mar Mark Chmura Blue Heron Communications Green Bay, Wisconsin Traditions Media sunglass Bass Pro LOTSA Costa Dollahon Oshkosh Nautical Line Recycle Bin Sportsman's rights Simrad DuraSafe MUSHING Autotether Bristol Bay Ryan Wilson Knife sharpening Invasive species Lake Erie Barry Brown Marine Monel Metal Lip-Stix Dunkirk, NY U.S.S.A. Brown trout Lead Vick Silver Horde Corey Schmidt WeatherStation Reef Runner Angler Mustad great lakes spinning rod NAIFC Championship Sun protection Gary Dollahon Up Stream Hydration Back Pack Ranger Boats Sunstream Boat Lifts Berkley Ice Features Andrew Dordek Interlux Brian Brosdahl GPS Speedometer News/Social DSC Lake Huron Insurance Chaco iPhone Orca Fin System Jeff's Tackle Shop Plano Tackle Boxes WileyX 1675 Pro Guide Trade Shows Kayak Gear redfish Lake of the Woods thieves trailer tongue mudsnail Grady-White Marine NewsWire Bheestie Bag Princecraft Acme Optima Grunden's Extended Warranty RAT FINKEE VMC Global Spectrum South Haven Marcum The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls Uncle Norm's EZ Dock SOG Legend Gold Iaconelli Apps Lock PLB Clay Dyer McMurdo Aquatic AV Mary Snyder Oakley Sunglasses Kurt Mazurek Matt Straw Fish Hawk XD4 Matt Serbenski Gene Larew Team Aqua-Vu tackle storage Chargers RedHead Safe boating Chatterbait Radio Foul weather gear Lake trout Audio Marine Radio Wind Power spoon Yamaha Northwest Indiana Steelheaders FRIDAY FUNNIES iPilot Fiberglass tiller Mark Zona Grand Rapids Ultimate Outdoors Show