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Lunchmeat
06-08-2011, 12:19 PM
Went looking for Kings and Cobia out of PC but all we found were these. Biggest was 27 and the smallest was right on 15". All caught on Cal jig head with live shrimp. Saw quite a few cobes around near the inlet but they seemed to be on the move and not hungry.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/lunchmeat/tt2.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/lunchmeat/tt1.jpg

duckmanJR
06-08-2011, 02:18 PM
Tough to filet....... but premium eats!

BColley
06-08-2011, 02:43 PM
Pretty Work

craw_daddy
06-08-2011, 03:01 PM
how were the seas? Did you use that Hewes? Sweet boat!

Lunchmeat
06-08-2011, 03:02 PM
You ain't kidding. Those are my first trips and filleting wasn't easy. Def. not like filleting a trout! Anyone have tips on making the job easier?

That's my buddies Hewes. It is a sweet ride. It was a little bumpy in the AM but the boat handles it well. That thing hauls *** upwards of 50, of course not in the chop yesterday.

Dr. Bogas
06-08-2011, 03:56 PM
electric fliet knife

Lunchmeat
06-08-2011, 04:18 PM
Yea we were discussing electric knives as I was fileting yesterday. Any model recommendations or will any do?

Mad Man Mike
06-09-2011, 08:11 AM
Good Eats!

thebigswede
06-09-2011, 08:55 AM
serrated blade

Fishr
06-09-2011, 09:38 AM
I cleaned my first tripple a few months ago. I didn't have any problem. I run just the tip of my knife down the back slicing only the skin, with the blade side twards the dorsal so you are slicing skin from the flesh side. My trip opened like a zipper. I clean all my fish this way, easier on the blade. I also keep my knives sharp as razors. Trippletail skin is tough as shoe leather, but I found that made it easier when I flipped it over to slice the skin off.

uncle fish
06-09-2011, 05:44 PM
You forgot to mention the captain forgot the net and gaff and had to gill every fish... What a dumb ***!! Nice job Lunchmeat !!

Mackokid
06-09-2011, 09:58 PM
Good eats right there!!

PONCE
06-09-2011, 11:47 PM
Nice TRIPS for sure :R:R:R:R

rowerybo
06-10-2011, 02:02 AM
some good eats there

angler18
06-10-2011, 08:13 AM
nice trips for sure, i have been using the blue/white mister twister electric knife and it has been great

duckmanJR
06-10-2011, 01:03 PM
I cleaned my first tripple a few months ago. I didn't have any problem. I run just the tip of my knife down the back slicing only the skin, with the blade side twards the dorsal so you are slicing skin from the flesh side. My trip opened like a zipper. I clean all my fish this way, easier on the blade. I also keep my knives sharp as razors. Trippletail skin is tough as shoe leather, but I found that made it easier when I flipped it over to slice the skin off.

I do all my fish the same way... the key is getting the knife point between the last (top) scale and the dorsal rays....then with a sharp knife you can get fish fileted so good you could read a newspaper thru the carcass.