Great Lakes feature Midwest curiosity: Fish-cleaning houses

If you catch fish in a Great Lakes state on a river, pond, stream or reservoir and keep any to eat, most likely you’ll have to clean them yourself. But if you get close to one of the big lakes, especially Lake Erie, you could have a fish cleaner do it.

Hundreds of such places are located around Great Lakes fishing hotspots, and the people who do the work are pretty good at separating the meat from the bones.

“I’ve seen ‘em clean perch and they don’t even look at the fish they’re looking at you and cleaning the fish,” said Bob Boytim.

The 92-year-old has been in the fish-cleaning business for more than two decades and said…READ MORE.

by James Proffitt

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