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#5973924 - 08/12/17 07:13 PM Bluegills
vegasjim Offline
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Registered: 11/20/10
Posts: 420
Loc: alaska
How do you clean and cook small bluegills?

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#5973926 - 08/12/17 07:16 PM Re: Bluegills [Re: vegasjim]
rags57078 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: se SD
scale , gut , remover head and fins , either pan fry , bake or grill
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#5973928 - 08/12/17 07:16 PM Re: Bluegills [Re: vegasjim]
lebowski Offline
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Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 1755
Loc: MI
filet them up!
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#5973929 - 08/12/17 07:16 PM Re: Bluegills [Re: vegasjim]
lebowski Offline
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Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 1755
Loc: MI
cover in beaten egg then shore lunch then fry them
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#5973933 - 08/12/17 07:21 PM Re: Bluegills [Re: vegasjim]
vegasjim Offline
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Registered: 11/20/10
Posts: 420
Loc: alaska
To small to fillet. Do you eat the skin?

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#5973936 - 08/12/17 07:32 PM Re: Bluegills [Re: vegasjim]
rags57078 Offline
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Loc: se SD
yes you sure can
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#5973953 - 08/12/17 07:57 PM Re: Bluegills [Re: vegasjim]
JeremyEickhoff Offline
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Registered: 03/18/14
Posts: 1542
Loc: Melrose,Minnesota
We call them head cutters around here. Do as rags said, that's the way I grew eating sunnies. My grandpa and grandma would fill the boat with us kids, then fill the coolers with limits!

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#5973960 - 08/12/17 08:07 PM Re: Bluegills [Re: vegasjim]
Coonman300 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/15
Posts: 337
Loc: Alabama
Scale them with a spoon, then cut off head and pull out guts. You can cut off fins so they don't take up as much room in skillet. I soak them in milk or buttermilk, then drain them and shake them in some meal and flour and fry them up. Good eating! Leave the tail on and eat it too!
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#5973971 - 08/12/17 08:16 PM Re: Bluegills [Re: vegasjim]
vegasjim Offline
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Registered: 11/20/10
Posts: 420
Loc: alaska
Thank you gentleman.

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#5973983 - 08/12/17 08:28 PM Re: Bluegills [Re: vegasjim]
Seldom Offline
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Registered: 03/23/07
Posts: 718
Loc: Midland, MI.
Originally Posted By: vegasjim
To small to fillet. Do you eat the skin?
Baloney! I've never seen a bluegill too small to fillet!! Zip the fillet is off, zip the ribs are out, and the last zip, the skin is off and into the hot fat!! Done it for years on the ice on top of a frigin minnow bucket with a campstove going close at hand!! Potato chip bluegills is what you have in about 20 seconds in the hot grease!! No bluegill is too small unless you can't hold the head!! LOL
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#5974003 - 08/12/17 08:50 PM Re: Bluegills [Re: vegasjim]
52Carl Offline
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Registered: 01/19/14
Posts: 2471
Loc: Virginia
The best tasting bluegills are the small ones scaled, with the heads cut off and the guts removed. Leave the tails on! They fry up nice too. Bigger ones fixed this way are too big to fry up nice in my opinion. I scale and filet those. If you skin a bluegill, you are cheating yourself from a lot of good flavor.

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#5974030 - 08/12/17 09:22 PM Re: Bluegills [Re: vegasjim]
Kirk Offline
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Registered: 05/19/08
Posts: 4136
Loc: louisiana
I soak mine in beer along with hot sauce and Cajun seasoning with ice
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#5974035 - 08/12/17 09:27 PM Re: Bluegills [Re: vegasjim]
Tom cat Offline
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Registered: 07/03/16
Posts: 3626
Loc: Indianland sc
What 52carl said!!
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#5974054 - 08/12/17 09:40 PM Re: Bluegills [Re: vegasjim]
Garryowen Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1053
Loc: Michigan
Scale, remove head, gut, remove fins. Leave tail on. Soak in salt water over night. Salt, roll in yellow corn meal and fry till golden brown. Enjoy!

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#5974123 - 08/12/17 10:38 PM Re: Bluegills [Re: vegasjim]
charles Offline
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Registered: 08/28/10
Posts: 3490
Loc: Asheville, NC
When I was a kid my mama cooked them with the head on. Fried in lard, rolled in corn meal.


Edited by charles (08/12/17 10:39 PM)

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#5974136 - 08/12/17 10:57 PM Re: Bluegills [Re: vegasjim]
Michigan Trappin Offline
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Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 3125
Loc: MI
Truth is , anyway you clean and cook a bluegill they taste good
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#5974170 - 08/13/17 12:00 AM Re: Bluegills [Re: vegasjim]
TDHP Offline
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 874
Loc: Massachusetts
Crappies and Bluegill are always filleted for us. I tend to keep a lot more now that my son has stepped up and is showing an interest in learning how to fillet them.




Edited by TDHP (08/13/17 12:02 AM)
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#5974187 - 08/13/17 01:44 AM Re: Bluegills [Re: Coonman300]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 3509
Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Coonman300
Scale them with a spoon, then cut off head and pull out guts. You can cut off fins so they don't take up as much room in skillet. I soak them in milk or buttermilk, then drain them and shake them in some meal and flour and fry them up. Good eating! Leave the tail on and eat it too!

The only way the mother in law wants them .
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#5974253 - 08/13/17 07:40 AM Re: Bluegills [Re: vegasjim]
snowy Offline
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Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 3266
Loc: MT
Like the rest said scale, gut, de-head in the pan they go.

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#5974286 - 08/13/17 08:31 AM Re: Bluegills [Re: vegasjim]
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 17231
Loc: Minnesota
Fillet the keepers, Small onesgo back
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#5974332 - 08/13/17 09:29 AM Re: Bluegills [Re: vegasjim]
addictedangler Offline
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Registered: 08/09/13
Posts: 2408
Loc: cumberland co, Pa
If a bluegill is too small to filet then throw him back a larger one will come along.I have had them both ways and non filet ones are second rate to breaded fillets.

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