does anyone fillet gills?or would it to wasteful.
I always get a kick out of seeing what other people keep. I see 6- 6.5" fish laying on the ice and I wonder how and what a fillet off a fish that small looks like. 7.5" is my minimum too, and I prefer 8. I kept a 7" gill last weekend because it was hooked deep and had to rip the hook out. When I filleted it, I wasn't sure if there was a fillet there or not!I agree. I do not keep Gills under 71/2 to 8 inches and you can see before and after cleaning in my albums. If done proper, a 8 inch gill will give a piece of meat 4 inches long by 1 inch wide!!:corkysm55