Here is a great video with Thomas Aranda, a San Diego commercial fisherman, who shares some tips about fishing for catching and cleaning California halibut.
He ties up his favorite halibut rig for using live bait and talks about the areas to target when fishing for California halibut.
Once the fish have been caught, Thomas demonstrates step-by-step how to clean a California halibut
“It really is one of the easiest fish to clean,” says Thomas. “Just one cut and then follow the dotted line that is the lateral line on the fish. A sharp knife is a key factor in keeping it safe and maximizing the yield from the halibut.”
“Thomas is using Gerber’s new Controller Fillet Knife System to fillet this California halibut. The knife is available in both freshwater and saltwater versions. He’s grabbed the saltwater version that features Salt Rx™, it offers superior protection against corrosion, wear, and tough environments.”
Tools for cleaning a California Halibut
Gerber Controller Salt Fillet Knife Features
- Full Tang Construction
- Fine Edge, 9Cr Steel Blade
- Mirror Polish/Corrosion-Resistant Blade
- Deep, Narrow Finger Choil
- Molded plastic sheath is vented for easy rinse
- Built-in sharpener for on-the-go touchups
Enter to WIN a Controller Salt Fillet Knife
BD Outdoors is partnering with Gerber to give away 6 fillet knives. Enter the contest on our Instagram post!
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