Captain William Toney, a lifelong and multi-generational fisherman from Homosassa, Florida, shares his expertise on filleting redfish and sea trout. He emphasizes the importance of cleaning fish thoroughly to ensure the best fillets without leaving any bones. In this short video, he demonstrates how to use a wet stone to sharpen a knife, filleting redfish and sea trout, and preparing delicious table fare.
How to Fillet Redfish and Sea Trout(00:06:24)
Learn how to fillet redfish and sea trout with this short tutorial from Capt. William Toney. His skill with a fillet knife helps make easy work of the fish he catches to eat. William's knife expertise comes from years of filleting fish for himself and his clients. This may be an almost everyday occurrence for him, as an inshore fishing guide on Florida's Gulf coast. The better you are at understanding the anatomy of various fish and how to go about removing the meat is a handy bit of information to know. As with any fish or animal that you harvest, not wasting any edible parts is key. If you are going to kill something, you should consume it. Having the right know how is critical to not wasting. A sharp knife is also key. Being able to quickly and smartly fillet redfish and sea trout will make your life so much easier, at the end of the day. There is nothing like freshly caught fish on your plate. The last thing you want is to leave meat on the bones. William Toney will walk you through how to sharpen your knife using a wet stone and then how to remove the fillets from both of these wonderful eating fish.
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Captain William Toney
Captain William Toney, a Florida native, is a fourth-generation fishing guide known for his expertise in Mangrove Snapper and other fish species. He is a licensed and insured guide, a Homosassa Guide's Association member, and hosts 'In The Spread', an online fishing instruction platform. Toney's expertise in redfish, tides, and bait presentation is unparalleled, and he shares his knowledge on seasonal fish migration patterns and tidal flows. His dedication to passing on his knowledge to younger generations is invaluable.Read more