Where Do You Clean Fish?

GarboGarbo Posts: 1,262 Officer
When we are at our home in Panama City Beach we have a pier that is on the bay in the subdivision that and there is running water and overhead sprayers and a cutting top big enough for 3 people to use at the same time. I don't have this type of cleaning station at our home in Orange Beach and it kinda spoils me when I am in Panama City Beach.

In Orange Beach I use a make do table in the backyard. Much Much more work to clean a catch.

Where Do You Clean Fish?


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  • bbiljahbbiljah Posts: 111 Officer
    My gf's house's fishing cleaning table or my kitchen >.<
  • superdupersuperduper Posts: 1,927 Captain
  • bocapup1bocapup1 Posts: 1,042 Officer
    outside patio on fiberglass table.a few scales at the end but with a little chlorine and simple green sprayed at the end makes it all good.
  • SpaceCoast SlayerSpaceCoast Slayer Posts: 3,527 Captain
    on this badboy.. cultured marble vanity on top of some simple framing.. needs a clean and the frame work needs to be restained but when all that is done, its a real beaut lol..

    ive been letting all my fish go lately.. havent cleaned one for a looong time.. hence the dirty table lol
  • Split ShotSplit Shot Posts: 6,178 Admiral
    On a fish cleaning table?
  • Red FishRed Fish Posts: 1,163 Officer
    I actually just put my cooler on my pier cart and go down to the pier and use their cleaning tables. It works well for me cause I live so close to the piers.
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  • GarboGarbo Posts: 1,262 Officer
    Red Fish wrote: »
    I actually just put my cooler on my pier cart and go down to the pier and use their cleaning tables. It works well for me cause I live so close to the piers.


    That's a really good idea.
  • bonephishbonephish Posts: 1,488 Officer
    I built a fish cleaning table on my dock with water and elec.
  • esteroestero Posts: 2,041 Captain
    I wait until our neighbor is away and clean them on their lanai table.

    Just because you’re  Offended  Doesn’t mean you right!

  • reel stamasreel stamas Posts: 6,153 Admiral
    Garbo wrote: »
    When we are at our home in Panama City Beach we have a pier that is on the bay and there is running water and a cutting top big enough for 2 people to use at the same time. Where Do You Clean Fish?

    ^here^
    There should be NO Commercial Fishing for any fish species considered 'Over-fished' , 'Undergoing Overfishing' or Subject to Recreational Seasons, Limits, or Closures... Game Fish Status IS the Answer !!!
  • Panhandler80Panhandler80 Posts: 8,106 Moderator
    Probably not something we should talk about. Periodically Florida DEP floats the idea of imposing regulation to ban all fish cleaning from private residences. Of course, like my last post about regulations, they can SUCK it. Would still be a shame to have to look over your shoulder while cleaning fish in order to make sure you're not about to get a ticket for cleaning fish. Cleaning fish AFTER you read every regulation, have your holding tank locked, your bolt cutters for releasing a turtle, your venting tool, a whistle, blah blah ****ing blah.... you FINALLY make it home after running the regulatory gauntlent, an then you get a ticket for cleaning fish.


    Hahahahahaha. America 2013. Welcome.

    When we hit the dock I take care of electronics, and then organize a picture. Not all are quite as good as the one below, but hey. After the picture I re-ice by species and then grab one person that can skin / ice filets and remember what is what in the cooler. Other folks take care of boat.


    A shame there are no jacks in this picture from last year. Of course that possibility was outlawed three or four years ago. And then this year THIS picture would be illegal... can't have gags and snappers. ****ing sick of it.
    26.jpg

    Anyway, all that's cleaned right here... Some folks say I need a bigger cleaning table so that, "everybody can help", but I'm not down with that plan. Let me stick to an average of a fish per 90 seconds or so with the assistance of a skinner / icer, and yall clean the boat.

    bledgrouper.jpg
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  • Salty Dawg44Salty Dawg44 Homosassa, FLPosts: 1,095 Officer
    It will not be not too long before PETA wants to ban all pictures of dead fish, saying it promotes cruelty to animals.

    MY WORST FEAR......THAT WHEN I DIE MY WIFE WILL SELL ALL MY BOATS & FISHING GEAR FOR WHAT I TOLD HER I PAID FOR IT.......

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  • Panhandler80Panhandler80 Posts: 8,106 Moderator
    It will not be not too long before PETA wants to ban all pictures of dead fish, saying it promotes cruelty to animals.

    Plants have feelings too! I wonder folks of such ilk promote cruelty for their bellies.

    As though thousands of mice, groundhogs, squirrels, and who knows what else were not chopped up in order to let an army of illegal inhabitants plant a thousand acres of lettuce. Oh, and screw the mice and what not.... how about the timber that the hippies love so much? You know.... "tree huggers"... the timber that once supported more life than we savage meat eater will ever kill compared to your ****ing veggie need.

    Upside down world, my friends.

    Veggie hippie quacks kill more animals than I do.
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  • reel stamasreel stamas Posts: 6,153 Admiral
    I NEVER Discard fish carcasses into the water... ALL are appropriately 'Recycled' as Pinfish/Choffer Trap Bait !!!
    There should be NO Commercial Fishing for any fish species considered 'Over-fished' , 'Undergoing Overfishing' or Subject to Recreational Seasons, Limits, or Closures... Game Fish Status IS the Answer !!!
  • I clean them on the dockside cleaning table with running water, then throw them into the water and watch the tarpon eat them.
  • CountryBumpkinCountryBumpkin Fla. Piney WoodsPosts: 1,483 Officer
    Lots of places have signs up now that you must put your scraps in the trash can and not back in
    the water you are standing beside.:shrug

    Seems the envirowacks don't want a pelican to get a free meal.:hairraiser

    Can't make this stupid stuff up.:grin

    I say......I say son.......new & improved my tail feathers.

  • esteroestero Posts: 2,041 Captain
    The pelican can choke if the fish is too big and bones get caught in its throat. Smaller pieces are ok but it is supposed to be illegal to feed the birds..

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  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 10,781 AG
    Probably not something we should talk about. Periodically Florida DEP floats the idea of imposing regulation to ban all fish cleaning from private residences. Of course, like my last post about regulations, they can SUCK it. Would still be a shame to have to look over your shoulder while cleaning fish in order to make sure you're not about to get a ticket for cleaning fish. Cleaning fish AFTER you read every regulation, have your holding tank locked, your bolt cutters for releasing a turtle, your venting tool, a whistle, blah blah ****ing blah.... you FINALLY make it home after running the regulatory gauntlent, an then you get a ticket for cleaning fish.


    Hahahahahaha. America 2013. Welcome.

    When we hit the dock I take care of electronics, and then organize a picture. Not all are quite as good as the one below, but hey. After the picture I re-ice by species and then grab one person that can skin / ice filets and remember what is what in the cooler. Other folks take care of boat.


    A shame there are no jacks in this picture from last year. Of course that possibility was outlawed three or four years ago. And then this year THIS picture would be illegal... can't have gags and snappers. ****ing sick of it.
    26.jpg

    Anyway, all that's cleaned right here... Some folks say I need a bigger cleaning table so that, "everybody can help", but I'm not down with that plan. Let me stick to an average of a fish per 90 seconds or so with the assistance of a skinner / icer, and yall clean the boat.

    bledgrouper.jpg
    Where is your SOLAS Pak or do you stay inside 20 NM?
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • reel stamasreel stamas Posts: 6,153 Admiral
    ANUMBER1 wrote: »
    Where is your SOLAS Pak or do you stay inside 20 NM?

    He's not a Charter Capt./Boat... Most Rec. guys don't have any life raft...
    There should be NO Commercial Fishing for any fish species considered 'Over-fished' , 'Undergoing Overfishing' or Subject to Recreational Seasons, Limits, or Closures... Game Fish Status IS the Answer !!!
  • GarboGarbo Posts: 1,262 Officer
    cbmdk86 wrote: »

    on this badboy.. cultured marble vanity on top of some simple framing.. needs a clean and the frame work needs to be restained but when all that is done, its a real beaut lol..

    ive been letting all my fish go lately.. havent cleaned one for a looong time.. hence the dirty table lol



    Nice cleaning table. Is that a meat/chum grinder on the left side? If so that's taking it to the next level.
  • GarboGarbo Posts: 1,262 Officer
    Probably not something we should talk about. Periodically Florida DEP floats the idea of imposing regulation to ban all fish cleaning from private residences. Of course, like my last post about regulations, they can SUCK it. Would still be a shame to have to look over your shoulder while cleaning fish in order to make sure you're not about to get a ticket for cleaning fish. Cleaning fish AFTER you read every regulation, have your holding tank locked, your bolt cutters for releasing a turtle, your venting tool, a whistle, blah blah ****ing blah.... you FINALLY make it home after running the regulatory gauntlent, an then you get a ticket for cleaning fish.


    Hahahahahaha. America 2013. Welcome.

    When we hit the dock I take care of electronics, and then organize a picture. Not all are quite as good as the one below, but hey. After the picture I re-ice by species and then grab one person that can skin / ice filets and remember what is what in the cooler. Other folks take care of boat.


    A shame there are no jacks in this picture from last year. Of course that possibility was outlawed three or four years ago. And then this year THIS picture would be illegal... can't have gags and snappers. ****ing sick of it.
    26.jpg

    Anyway, all that's cleaned right here... Some folks say I need a bigger cleaning table so that, "everybody can help", but I'm not down with that plan. Let me stick to an average of a fish per 90 seconds or so with the assistance of a skinner / icer, and yall clean the boat.

    bledgrouper.jpg



    Nice cleaning table. Aluminum Fab looks good on the dock too.

    I seen one not long ago that was formed from a T-Top that had been removed from a big Center Console. It had lights, Rod Holders and radio still on it and the table top was added through the center and both sides, one side having a sink with running water. It is on a gucci dock on a canal in Gulf Breeze.
  • MathGeekMathGeek Posts: 428 Deckhand
    Probably not something we should talk about. Periodically Florida DEP floats the idea of imposing regulation to ban all fish cleaning from private residences. Of course, like my last post about regulations, they can SUCK it. Would still be a shame to have to look over your shoulder while cleaning fish in order to make sure you're not about to get a ticket for cleaning fish. Cleaning fish AFTER you read every regulation, have your holding tank locked, your bolt cutters for releasing a turtle, your venting tool, a whistle, blah blah ****ing blah.... you FINALLY make it home after running the regulatory gauntlent, an then you get a ticket for cleaning fish.

    Wow! Talk about a governmental intrusion. If there is a legitimate, scientifically proven problem with some methods of carcass disposal, there may be a place for reasonable restrictions on how carcasses are disposed of. Indeed, environmental agencies have a legitimate place to regulate refuse disposal so as to minimize negative environmental impacts. But regulating where fish are cleaned, especially preventing recreational catch from being cleaned at private residences, is beyond reasonable. Furthermore, it opens the door for these agencies and their proxies to invade your privacy to ensure compliance and gives one more thing for nosey neighbors to get into your business about.
    “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!" - The Messiah
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  • ZimmerNoleZimmerNole Posts: 9,244 Officer
    I remember in college having to freeze the carcasses to wait for Wednesday trash pickup....haha
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  • Panhandler80Panhandler80 Posts: 8,106 Moderator
    ZimmerNole wrote: »
    I remember in college having to freeze the carcasses to wait for Wednesday trash pickup....haha

    Nice.

    The city has picked up probably thirty deer carcasses from my house... Little Florida deer slide into big blue just fine.
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  • tankardtankard Posts: 7,031 Admiral
    ANUMBER1 wrote: »
    Where is your SOLAS Pak or do you stay inside 20 NM?


    Who are you, the CG?

    ****.
  • SJCSJC Posts: 2,570 Captain
    tankard wrote: »
    Who are you, the CG?

    ****.

    :Spittingcoffee
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  • PoppopPoppop Posts: 181 Deckhand
    I have a table in the back yard that I use on the rare occasion that I have something to clean. The remains go to the landfill so it's kind of like room service for the gulls. When I had a slip on a canal with good tidal flow we fed the crabs turtles conch and gulls all at the same time. Now I'm landlocked so it's off to the dump.

    Poppop
  • Fly HookerFly Hooker Posts: 4,199 Captain
    This is what we do.

    Buy one of those plastic tables that the legs fold up on and just use that. Wash with bleach and water when done!!
  • ZimmerNoleZimmerNole Posts: 9,244 Officer
    Nice.

    The city has picked up probably thirty deer carcasses from my house... Little Florida deer slide into big blue just fine.

    That is awesome...only issue is I used to go fishing on the weekends down in St. Marks/ Alligator point/ St George area and come back to clean fish on the patio of our apartment in Tallahassee. It was always dark when we left the beaches (drinking beer) and there were no lights at the cleaning station. So, we'd keep the fish in the cooler (easier to clean anyway) and do the deed back at Villa Dylano.

    I put out the trash with carcasses a few times, but the coons/possums/dillos always got to it, it only took me one day of marching around our front door/yard picking up rotten fish remains to realize there has to be a better way. So, we froze 'em and threw them out ON trash day.
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