Teach A Girl To [Clean A] Fish

Catch of the day
Catch of the day

In June 2011, my dad ended years of catch-n-release by teaching me how to clean fish. As we worked side-by-side, his granddaughter, my daughter, Taylor, documented the wonderful event. Below are the images that she created.

These images are a celebration of knowledge, commitment and love that is shared through the passage of wisdom and time one generation to the next.

Thank you Daddy for all the times you insisted that we “build some memories” and for one really special day that you taught me how to clean some fish. I will always remember it. — Teri

Those fish were so beautiful. Taylor Rhodes White captured some really wonderful images.
Those fish were so beautiful
Daddy
Daddy
Love this one by Taylor Rhodes White
Love this photograph by Taylor Rhodes White
Taylor and me dockside.
Taylor and me dockside
Instruction from the master
Love this image of Daddy and my hands
Instruction from the master
Instruction from the master
First Fillet
First Fillet
Catfish...Daddy's way
Catfish…Daddy’s way
Sometimes it does take two
Sometimes it does take two
We laugh a lot around our house.
We laugh a lot around our house.
Time to cook
Ready for “the ladies” to cook =)

A job well done...now the nap

Job well done…now time for a nap.

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One day we had 15 catfish to clean. Thank goodness for YouTube. We now clean cats like this…

David Hansen, blue catfish fishing guide on Lake Tawakoni, cleaning a few fish. He is a master of cleaning catfish with a traditional filet knife – most anglers use electric for catfish, David puts us all to shame. Pretty impressive. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Of course if you’re near Lake Tawakoni, you might get David to clean them for you.