Fisherman should know how to fillet mangrove snapper, a top inshore fish. Different filleting techniques are necessary for different fish. Grovers are the tastiest fish to eat, and a good knife and steady hand are essential. Captain William Toney of Homosassa Inshore Fishing can guide you through the process, ensuring you eat the best and leave feeling great.
Mangrove Snapper - Filleting Fish with William Toney(00:02:42)
Filleting mangrove snapper is just part of catching a mess of these tasty fish. Really, there may be no better tasting inshore fish. The quality of the meat, the subtle sweet flavor, man, this is top dog table fare. And, if you are going to take some home for the grill, skillet or oven, knowing how to clean them is part of the bargain. When it comes down to how to fillet mangrove snapper, if you are not sure what to do exactly, inshore fishing legend Captain William Toney is here with a very simple technique. He will show you where to start cutting and how to get the most meat off the bone. William Toney has honed his filleting skills over a lifetime of catching and preparing all sorts of inshore game fish for his table and that of his clients. As with most things William does, he is patient and well articulated. A key factor in filleting any fish is having a good quality knife. A very sharp edge goes with that. What you also see in this video is how to use a wet stone to sharpen your knifes edge. Your blade makes all the difference. With a sharp knife, William gets to work showing you his method for filleting mangrove snapper. Simple, quick and boneless fillets is the name of the game.
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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