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Panfish are fun to catch, but can be a mess to clean. Here is a five-step, simple cleaning method for your slabs, bluegills, bass and more. Necessary tools include a fillet knife (electric or fixed-blade); a cutting board (plastic and glass reduce bacteria); a spoon or scaling tool (assuming that you're pan-dressing the fish); and some newspaper or a bucket for disposal of waste parts.
Plus, we've included five easy panfish recipes you should try.