How to Cut Bait Fish for Surf Fishing
Cut bait chunks for surf fishing:
Step 1: Place a bait fish on your cutting board.
Step 2: Remove the tail from the bait fish.
Step 3: The next cut is made on a diagonal just behind the dorsal fin of the bait fish.
Step 4: The next cut is made on a diagonal to the front of the dorsal fin.
Step 5: The next cut is made on a diagonal behind the gill plates.
Step 6: The two large pieces are split along the backbone.
Step 7: The result will be 6 pieces of cut bait chunks from a large bait fish.
Cut bait strips for surf fishing:
Step 1: To cut strips start your cut behind the gill plates to the backbone, then turn your knife and follow the backbone to the tail of the bait fish.
Step 2: Remove the head and tail from the two bait strips. The backbone is left in one of the strips for added support.
Step 3: Two resulting strips of bait fish.