How to fillet a halibut

by admin on October 30, 2013

From BC Outdoors Sport Fishing, a “Learning with the Pros” tip from David Murphy of Murphy’s Sport Fishing. Want to get the most meat out of your catch? Watc…


Art Rivera January 13, 2013 at 2:54 am

Great vid, simple precise explanation.

nomadiccowboy January 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Good video, but why don’t you grab the cheeks? the best part…

nomadiccowboy January 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Government regulation here in BC, part of the fisheries act so you don’t go over your limits and poach.

BCOSportFishingTV January 22, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Yes, the cheeks are good. We used a Rapala filleting knife.

ira landrum February 23, 2013 at 5:40 pm

he waste alot of meat

Sean Culver March 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm

yeah he did waste a LOT of meat there. Commercial standard is 50% recovery. I know for a fact I can get roughly 65-69% recovery. You can go over the top of the belly lining, and remove the meat from it on both the dark and white side. Cheeking the fish too is a must.

I get my % based on a large number of the halibut I filleted for customers aboard the charter fishing boat the Tequila Too out of westport washington. one great test was filleting a 100lb Halibut.

Sean Culver March 10, 2013 at 8:02 pm

When I was finished, I weighed the bag of Fillets (they were skinned as well) and the bag of fillets weighed 69lbs . That was from a fish that weighed 100lbs even. Remember, 50% recovery is commercial standard, and nothing wrong with it. But if you really want to get the biggest bang for your buck, try just a little harder. And work from a table that hits you about waist high. What a PITA to do it on your knees. Again, I only had to fillet 17 Halibut a day. (not too many in comparison)

Sean Culver March 10, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Sorry, I wish I would have started out with a compliment.. Sorry Uploader or person who filleted. The quality was excellent. For video purpose, It was also excellent. Damn I am sorry for starting my comments wrong.

Sean Culver March 10, 2013 at 8:07 pm

I wish I could have got some video of the fish I filleted. And I agree, shouldn’t be anything left when you are done. But if a person only fillets a hundred a year or so, it’ll take years and years to figure it out. lol

Scott Hill April 28, 2013 at 6:52 pm

You make that look so easy! I take it, that you have done this a few times. LOL

lachydesigns May 29, 2013 at 4:42 pm

What knife is that one you using

zachabbott1 June 10, 2013 at 2:39 am

Worlds cleanest filler

zachabbott1 June 10, 2013 at 2:40 am


john johnson July 3, 2013 at 2:58 pm

don’t ever do that again. I assume you fuck and then eat the pussy? You shower, shave and shit in that order? You may have hurt the poor guys feelings

john johnson July 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Why did you waste so ch fucking meat. A 100 pound fish you should get 90 pounds of meat

0909asd0909 July 12, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Wow that was clean

hogo1 July 13, 2013 at 5:15 am

there is the head, the spinal column, the guts (which you didn’t see because he didn’t pierce the gut cavity), he didn’t waste any of the meat

john johnson July 13, 2013 at 7:02 am

Actually it was his first time

john johnson July 13, 2013 at 9:26 am

So many people look at the videos and someone is filleting a ton of fish and sure if they went slow they might save some meat, but you can’t get it all. In bigger fish like rock you have to slice the mea but smaller fish you can just make a slice across the backbone

zoomzoomgt July 31, 2013 at 2:55 am

one of the best if not best fillet I saw by far! just like butter!

fizfixer August 11, 2013 at 7:23 am

Beautiful technique.
Now I just need a halibut. º_º

TheRyan115 October 3, 2013 at 4:21 am

Question !! Why is it illegal to take the skin off ??

helena olivaries October 3, 2013 at 5:49 am

very boring

GengusHitler2 October 9, 2013 at 12:04 am


Umair Nasim October 27, 2013 at 2:12 am

Can you toss the remaining caucus in the lake?

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