Bleeding Technique

A large king salmon

King Salmon

The pipette should be trimmed to allow for the size of the fish. Larger fish get more pressure while smaller fish get less pressure. Too much pressure can rupture blood vessels and damage the flesh.


Blood Outgoing

The pipette is inserted into bloodline between the kidney and the backbone.

Finished bleeding

Finished Bleeding

This is a coho with its head on aboard an ice boat. Clear water is flowing from the blood vessels.

This fish is smaller than the king, so less pressure is used.

A sample bleeding system

Sample Bleeding System

  • Washdown Hose
  • Vinyl or Surgical Hose
  • Flow Control Valve
  • Nozzle
  • Pipette

The assembled bleeding system

Bleeding System

Video Demonstrations

Some of these are very large files.