Re: Cleaning Trout
Hey, I live and fish in Iowa in the drftless area. I clean trout as soon as I can after catching. Since I cannot carry a cooler with ice, I use a wicker creel, lined with some srass and moistened. I slit the trout from the vent to the jaw, then slip my knife through the two slit on the lower jaw, cut the connecting to the front of the lower jaw and just pull back, removing the gills and the guts in one swift move. I may open the stomach to see what they are feeding on, but usually don't. I scale trout after I get them home or back to the camp site. I get them on ice asap.