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Crappie Gobbler
03-02-2010, 09:19 PM
My old knife finally stripped the gears the other day after many of years of filleting Slabs. I bought a Berkly last night at Wamart and it is going back. It is too slow and has no power. What is the best electric fillet knife for filleting crappie?

limbhook
03-02-2010, 09:22 PM
I don't know about the best, but i have an American Angler that i got at Wal-Mart back some time ago and it has served me very well. If you haven't tried one you might give it a shot.

"G"
03-02-2010, 09:26 PM
I have a Rapala electric fillet knife....I bought it at Walmart 5 years ago...It has filleted a lot of fish and still going strong.

Micropterus salmoides
03-02-2010, 09:27 PM
I've tried almost as many as I have seen. Some have a had a bit more power, but as far as COMFORT and blade AND price, Mr. Twister really can't be beat in my opinion.
Adam

EJL
03-02-2010, 09:27 PM
My old knife finally stripped the gears the other day after many of years of filleting Slabs. I bought a Berkly last night at Wamart and it is going back. It is too slow and has no power. What is the best electric fillet knife for filleting crappie?

I just got the same knife and I feel the same way. I haven't taken mine back, but I think I will. I don't have recpt, but I'm going to try anyway.

feelay
03-02-2010, 09:28 PM
American Angler with the skinny blades.

i-catch-cartags
03-02-2010, 09:28 PM
I also have the American angler works good for me.

chap
03-02-2010, 09:39 PM
Mr. Twister has been the best for me......

steelslinger86
03-02-2010, 09:45 PM
Have had many guys recommend the Mr. Twister to me.

Crappie Stalker
03-02-2010, 09:49 PM
American Angler. Replacement blades are easy to find. I've had the same one for several years.

PanMan_VA
03-02-2010, 10:18 PM
Mr. Twister saltwater piranha fillet knife. The finer teeth on the blades makes a big difference. I have the regular knife with replacement piranha blades and it is the best I have used. The Twister does a good enough job that I gave my American Angler knife away.

Crappiecrazy fireman
03-02-2010, 10:26 PM
I got a browning from bass pro, it works really well.

Crappie Apprentice
03-03-2010, 12:51 AM
Mister Twister Piranha

poppop
03-03-2010, 05:48 AM
rapala

chaunc
03-03-2010, 06:52 AM
American angler for me. I've been using the same one for around 13 seasons now. I took it apart a few years ago and put fresh grease in it and it's still going strong. I've cleaned an awful lot of fish with this knife over the years. Probably on my 4th set of blades now. I bought the new saltwater model last year, to clean those monster walleye we catch at Lake Erie.
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e253/ken_e_getem_n/IMG_0005-21.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e253/ken_e_getem_n/IMG_0004-24.jpg

whackmaster
03-03-2010, 07:01 AM
I've had most of them and I think the Rapala is the best all around ..comfort,speed/power, and the blades are super sharp ...those are some great looking eyes Chaunc !!!!

SLABDADDY1
03-03-2010, 07:53 AM
I had an american angler for years and was great. The wall mart would close out the blade sets for 2.00 at the end of every year. I didn't buy another american angler because a friend talked me into getting a rapala. It too is a great knife has a much better feel, fits your hand better not as bulky. The only problem it gets real hot when you fillet a lot of fish, real hot! I would like to fine a good deal on another american angler to get as a back up, seems the price has gone up on them in the last few years.

rancrappie
03-03-2010, 11:53 AM
mister twister for me. I bought a AA at walmart blades wouldn't go in it,took it back just swaped for another AA blades went in fine but was so far apart that they clogged up when filleting fish.guess I just got 2 lemons in a row.The mister twister has worked really good from the start.

Frank C
03-03-2010, 12:01 PM
Mr. Twister for me has been a good knife and you can get new or longer blades for them. I got mine at BassPro.

DKR
03-03-2010, 12:03 PM
american angler had worked well 4 or 5 yrs for me.

papermouthking
03-03-2010, 12:11 PM
My best fillet knife I have used is a good old turkey carving fillet knife !!! I will never go back to anything else!!! Way more power and longer blades !!!

callshy
03-03-2010, 12:34 PM
I like my Mr. Twister but it does not seem to have the cutting power on the larger crappie as the Americn Angler does. I still use both, but if I have lots of big fish I will use the American Angler. Maybe I need to try the piranha blades in the Mr. Twister?

BigD
03-03-2010, 01:26 PM
We find the cheap Black and Decker electric knife at wallyworld works great. My wife filleted 1267 fish last year with two of them. When one gets hot after about 20 minutes, just switch out. They have long flexible blades.

$9.00 is hard to beat. When the blades get to dull just throw the whole thing away.


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olduckhunter
03-03-2010, 02:04 PM
i forget what brand mine is. i got it at walmart down in flordia when we were down there one winter. it's a 12volt or 110 volt knife. i like it because when i come in with fish i just hook it to my trolling motor battery and don't have to run a cord for 110.


old

nofishhere
03-03-2010, 02:43 PM
this is a secret among us guides but you need to try the hamilton beach from target it is black and crome carving knife also the mister twister blades will fit it i clean a lot of reds and specks with them

ps the white hamilton beach knifes are not as good as the black and crome

sakedog
03-03-2010, 05:01 PM
The berkley is a POS. Took mine out of the box and it worked for 2 minutes and died. No doubt some 9 yr old in China is laughing his ass off.

OMEN
03-03-2010, 05:10 PM
Mister Twister all the way.

adoubles
03-03-2010, 08:28 PM
Have to agree, Mister Twister!:D

creekslick
03-03-2010, 08:38 PM
American angler for me. I've been using the same one for around 13 seasons now. I took it apart a few years ago and put fresh grease in it and it's still going strong. I've cleaned an awful lot of fish with this knife over the years. Probably on my 4th set of blades now. I bought the new saltwater model last year, to clean those monster walleye we catch at Lake Erie.
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e253/ken_e_getem_n/IMG_0005-21.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e253/ken_e_getem_n/IMG_0004-24.jpg

Man those are some nice eyes.:eek::D

rockmike
03-03-2010, 09:08 PM
We find the cheap Black and Decker electric knife at wallyworld works great. My wife filleted 1267 fish last year with two of them. When one gets hot after about 20 minutes, just switch out. They have long flexible blades.

$9.00 is hard to beat. When the blades get to dull just throw the whole thing away.


D

She sounds like a keeper.

captcamper
03-03-2010, 09:36 PM
I have to agree with BigD the $9 Black and Decker from wallyworld is a great buy and works good. From my experience stay away from the 12 volt ones they are terrible no matter what brand. Just get a good 110 volt and you will be much happier.

Countrytime
03-04-2010, 08:58 AM
Hands down the American Angler Ultra Pro AC only knife. I have tried them all. It has a burnt orange and gray handle. Academy did have them. Thought Rapala was good until I tried this knife, there is no comparsion. It has more power and the cutting stroke is shorter than the Rapala. It will zoom through big fish. Those pesky rib bones, no problem. If you buy this knife you will never look back.

blairarnold
03-04-2010, 09:43 AM
I've been with 2 different saltwater guides that had the gears strip out on Mister Twisters while they were filleting fish. I had my American Angler knife with me the last time as I was filleting, too. The guide borrowed my knife to finish up, and he said he liked it much more.

I have also had the gears strip out on Mister Twisters back when I used them, so I have used American Anglers ever since and have never had any gears strip out. I may have to try the Hamilton Beach next time, though.

blairarnold
03-04-2010, 09:45 AM
American angler for me. I've been using the same one for around 13 seasons now. I took it apart a few years ago and put fresh grease in it and it's still going strong. I've cleaned an awful lot of fish with this knife over the years. Probably on my 4th set of blades now. I bought the new saltwater model last year, to clean those monster walleye we catch at Lake Erie.
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e253/ken_e_getem_n/IMG_0005-21.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e253/ken_e_getem_n/IMG_0004-24.jpg

Chaunc,

I keep threatening to go to Lake Erie to fish for walleye and smallmouth bass. Which part of it do you fish?

jechterhoff
03-04-2010, 10:52 AM
Any one of them so long as it's got the name General Electric (GE) on it. I had one eighteen seasons. JEE.

jwz4
03-04-2010, 12:21 PM
American Angler with the skinny blades.

This is the one I have. It's never given me a moments trouble.

chaunc
03-04-2010, 09:44 PM
Chaunc,

I keep threatening to go to Lake Erie to fish for walleye and smallmouth bass. Which part of it do you fish?

These were caught out of Conneaut, Ohio. Ashtabula, Ohio is a great area for both species of fish.

blairarnold
03-05-2010, 04:11 PM
These were caught out of Conneaut, Ohio. Ashtabula, Ohio is a great area for both species of fish.

I'll have to try it sometime. Thanks.

stinkies daddy
03-05-2010, 04:42 PM
I have a Rapala electric fillet knife....I bought it at Walmart 5 years ago...It has filleted a lot of fish and still going strong.

same here