Looking at Some of the Best Fillet Knives for 2022

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A Quick Look At some of the Best Fillet Knives on the Market

If You Are Planning to Fish, Always Make Sure to Pack a Fillet Knife

If you follow Premier Angler regularly, you have probably seen that we are pretty big advocates of catch-and-release.

That said, few meals stack up against a fish fry, especially if they are your own catches.

We recently went crappie fishing on Pymatuning Lake and decided a mid-Spring fish fry would make the trip even better.

Since this was a spur-of-the-moment decision, I realized I had left all my fillet knives at home and had to swing by a local bait shop to pick up a temporary replacement to get us through the trip.

Unfortunately, not all fillet knives are created equal. We were able to get some nice fillets from the haul, but I spent the entire time wishing I was working with a higher-quality product.

Below, we are taking a look at some of the best fillet knives on the market. These six knives (and kits) feature some great options are a variety of price ranges. Likewise, there are options for those who may fillet a couple times a year, or those may be using the product every weekend.

Looking at Some of the Best Fillet Knives on the Market

Rapala Fish ‘n Fillet Knife

Rapala has established a reputation over the years for producing quality products, often at a very affordable price. The Fish ‘n Fillet Knife is no different.

This knife is crafted with a stainless steel Scandinavian full-tang blade. This is especially beneficial when searching for the “perfect fillet knife” because the full-tang blade equips this knife with a great degree of flexibility and leverage — something that comes in handy when filleting pan fish.

The handle is crafted out of birch wood, making this Rapala knife even more lightweight. It also comes with a leather sheath, sharpener ,and three different choices for blade length.

Whether you fish a few times a month or hit the water frequently, this fillet knife would made a fine addition to your repertoire.

Bubba 9″ Fillet Knives

Bubba’s fishing catalog includes items such as fillet gloves, pliers, and tow ropes. While the brand may not be as recognizable to casual anglers as some of the others on the list, the company’s 9″ fillet knife consistently receives high reviews from satisfied owners.

If you are fishing and filleting frequently (especially for larger species), then this is a knife you may want to consider investing in.

This Bubba fillet knife has a high-carbon stainless steel blade integrated with titanium to add rust resistant properties. It is also equipped with full-tang construction with tripper grip design and a non-slip handle which performs very well even when wet.

It has an overall length of 15 inches and a blade length of 9 inches.

Rapala Lithium-Ion Cordless Fillet-Knife Combo

Rapala’s Lithium-Ion Cordless Fillet Knife offers a durable and reliable tool for the avid fisherman who cleans multiple fish on a regular basis while also easing some of the strain traditional knives put on the wrist.

There are two different, interchangeable blades that come with this electric knife — sizes included are 6″ and 7.5″ — with a handle length just under 9 inches.

This fillet knife comes with two batteries and can run non-stop up to 80 minutes without having to recharge. It also comes with a case and wall charger.

Lucky Lew 5″ Folding Knife

This versatile knife made by Bubba Blade is a go-to for many anglers, especially if you are packing light and want to save some space in your gear bag.

As with most Bubba products, the Lucky Lew 5″ Folding Knife is a high quality product with an affordable price tag. The blade length is 5″ and has a high-carbon stainless steel blade with a No-Slip-Grip and safety guards in place for that extra piece of mind.

It has an overall length of 11″ while opened and a closed length of 6″

Bass Pro Shops XPS Professional-Grade Fillet Kit

Bass Pro Shops offers an all-in-one kit with this XPS model, including two knives for the price of one plus some helpful extras thrown in. If you are looking to invest in a great starter kit, this would be a great package to consider.

For starters, you get a 9″ and a 7″ knife, both with blades made from German stainless steel and a corrosion resistant coating.

This kit also comes with a cut-resistant glove that can be worn on either hand and a dual-stage sharpener for the blades. There is a stainless steel odor bar for washing off your hands as well.

Mister Twister Electric Fillet Knife

Some higher-end electric knives come equipped with a lot of bells and whistles. If you are looking to get a great starter knife without breaking the bank, Mister Twister’s Electric Fillet Knife might be what you are looking for.

While this is not a top-of-the-line model, that should not deter you as it is more than capable of doing its intended job: filleting fish.

The Mister Twister is equipped with a 7″ blade is are serrated, double-action, and made from stainless steel

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