Three Great Fillet Knives for Any Angler

Pick a fillet knife that works for you

December 6, 2019

A quality fillet knife makes cleaning fish a simple task after a day of fishing. The knife must have a sharp edge to cut through skin, meat and even the bone. Any old knife from the kitchen probably isn’t going to cut it. Anglers catching offshore gamefish require more power than an angler catching crappie or trout. Keep that in mind when searching for a fillet knife; find one with strength, length and sharpness.

If you have a mess of fish to catch — maybe you caught your boat’s limit of fish — then a quality fillet knife to clean the high numbers of fish is absolutely necessary. Dorado, wahoo and tunas are large bodied fish that take some time to clean. Maybe you want to cut steaks from the meat? Maybe you want to cut the meat from the cheeks? No matter what, they take time clean and process individually.

There are features to consider when picking out a fillet knife. How long do you need the blade to measure? Do you want electric power to help make cuts in the fish meat? What type of knife grip do you prefer? Check out the features on three different styles of fillet knives.


A Fillet Knife That’s Dependable

Huntsman Outdoors Fillet Knife
A sharp blade with a comfortable grip are crucial features of a fillet knife. Huntsman Outdoors

The Huntsman Outdoors Fillet Knife is made from stainless steel, not carbon steel, to better resist against rust, chipping or staining. Plus, stainless steel requires minimal maintenance. Flexibility of the curved Huntsman blade allows an angler to cut around bone and trim tough to reach spots. The knife includes ergonomic non-slip grip and lockable sheath. This knife does equally well on fish or game, offering a dependable cutting blade.

Cut Fish Fillets with Power

Bubba 110V Electric Fillet Knife
An electric fillet knife shortens your time at the cutting table.

The Bubba Electric Fillet Knife incorporates an 8 ½- inch handle length, 8 feet of power cord, and weighs 1.11 pounds. This powered fillet knife uses a dual rivet blade design for increased cutting power. Blades with the knife include flexible and stiff models, ranging from seven to 12 inches. A non-slip grip handle with a trigger guard provides added security. All stainless-steel blades are easy to clean and store in a zippered storage case.

Cordless Cutting Power

Berkley Fillet Knife
A battery-powered fillet knife allows you to clean your catch easily without hooking up to electric power. Berkley

The Berkley Turboglide Cordless Knife fillets catches without struggle, utilizing precision ground blades. The advanced motor design delivers high speed and torque in a lightweight package. The blade measures 7 ½ inches and is made from chrome-plated stainless steel to prevent corrosion. The entire unit is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Store the blade with accompanying folding fillet board, charger, and carrying case.


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