How to: Fillet a Skate

Wade with a ray he caught and released while drum fishing

Wade with a ray he caught and released while drum fishing

 
 

Filleting a skate or ray is not necessarily all that tricky, but it does require some explanation if you’ve never done it before. It’s a little like filleting a flounder, but with thick, catfish-like skin. When you’re finished, you’ll be left with four clean white “wings” ready for any preparation you’d like.