There are many ways of cleaning kenai river king salmon and this is just one of them. A great way to remove scales from a big king salmon is to use a power washer. Some good friends of mine showed me this a few years ago and it will work on any fish that you wish to remove scales before filleting. This will cut down on weight for shipping and keep your fillets “fishy” smell to a minimum.
Use the power wash before you gut or do any cutting to the fish for the best results.
Try it on your next salmon and see if it work for you too. It is the sportsman’s responsibility to take care of anything that you harvest and I seem to learn more about different ways to take care of my harvest every year. For filleting king salmon I prefer a stiffer blade for cutting down along the backbone but then I switch back to a more flimsy blade when it is time to remove the ribs from the fillet.
We hope this help and if you have any questions or would like to book your next Kenai River King Salmon fishing trip give us a call.