This year I was able to get over to Lake Michigan for some salmon fishing. Every time I’ve gone in the past I’ve fished with a charter, and they always clean the fish for you. This year I went out fishing on my own and was able to fillet the fish myself. I’ve never cleaned a salmon before and, like all other fish, there are multiple techniques to do it right. At first I started slicing through the rib cage and taking the whole fillet off, then delicately remove the ribs after. Then my buddy Drew showed me how to go over the rib cage and save yourself the step of removing it after. After filleting a dozen fish this way, I discovered that I was doing pretty well, and I couldn’t wait to cook them.