snagging for paddlefish / spoonbill
How many of you do this? I am looking for an illustrated guide to cleaning these things ive caught quite a few but give them away because I never learned to clean them. well last year I ate some that a buddy caught and another guy cleaned it for him, his brother took it to him so neither one of us got to see it get cleaned. Ive done a search but cant find an illustration on it. can anyone help. its like cleaning a deer if you know how to do it the meat can be great but if you dont do it right then toss it. my first deer got cut in every which direction but after I learned im the cleanest and fastest now. I want to eat this years catch so plese help. here is a pic of a past spoon. it was at night and loads of fun. I get at least 1 or 2 a year then I stop.
and last years fish
What are the limits on flatbills?
2 a day. 24" length limit from eye to fork of the tail.
Nice fish. In Yankton, SD they fish for them below the Gavin's Point Dam. I just watched and drank beer when I lived there. The meat that they kept there was just two backstraps of white meat, but all I did was eat it, not clean it.
Bleed them, Fillet them and cut off all the red meat?
planning on doing this for the first time. Any tips/tricks?
I've heard there's a special knot for the treble hook, but can't find it anywhere.
pull a loop through the eye of the hook and wrap that loop around the slack line and the top of the hook twice, then wrap the loop around one of the bottom hooks and pull the slack out. you dont need the real big ass hooks and weights really or the line for that matter, you can pull a 70lbs fish in on 40lbs line and youll be able to break it off easier when you get hung up.