If you fish long enough, and hard enough, eventually you will catch some fish. And, if you like to eat fish, you will need to clean your catch. Just like the electric fillet knives we looked at previously, a good fish cleaning table makes the chore of cleaning fish much easier and more efficient than mamma’s kitchen table. 😉
I know I’ve tried cleaning fish all kinda ways. From on the tailgate of my truck, on the sand at the beach, on mama’s kitchen counter and yes, on a fish cleaning table. Let me tell you, a good quality fish cleaning table where you can clean your catch, have all of your knives and storage bags, and be comfortable while you do it is the only way to go. Let’s take a look at some high quality fish cleaning tables and compare them for all of these features.
What are Fish Cleaning Tables?
I guess, first things first, we need to discuss what exactly a constitutes a fish cleaning table. For most of us, a fish cleaning table is any table we can clean fish on. It can range from mom’s kitchen table (not recommended by the way) to a picnic table in the back yard, to a home built table just for cleaning fish and finally, the professionally built fish cleaning table.
You’ve seen em, the ones made out of stainless steel or marine-grade polymer. They have plenty of room, running water, durable and comfortable to work on. Some are freestanding, others fold for easy storage, and still others attach to your dock, pier or deck. What ever your preference these fish cleaning tables will give you many years of service and keep you out of trouble with mama. 😉
Deep Blue FT48 Dockside Fillet Tables
First up, let’s take a look at some “dockside” fish cleaning tables. These simply bolt down on your pier or dock and you can clean your fish water side before you take them to the house. Now, they can bolt down anywhere. Your back porch or deck is fine if you don’t live on the water. These are tough durable tables built to stand up to the elements for years and years.
The folks at Deep Blue Marine build some of the best fish cleaning tables with the best components to compliment your dock for many years of use. The FT48 Dockside Fillet Table is designed to resist the saltwater environment this premium quality fish fillet table has all the options you want.
This heavy-duty 3/4″ thick marine-grade polymer filet table features anodized aluminum legs with bolt down flanges to secure table to dock, and it is designed to drain through slots in back and overhang dock. Surface will not absorb fish odor, mildew, crack, or rot, and is maintenance-free. Made of FDA approved high density polyethylene. All FT series dock tables feature knife sharpener, covered knife holder, pliers slots, hose holder, umbrella hole, and drink holder! All stainless steel hardware is included. Hose not included.
- Top Seller
- 48 x 21 Work Surface
- U.V. Stabile Polymer Construction
- Angled For Drainage
- Bright Anodized Aluminum Legs
- Full Featured Side Station Included
Deep Blue FT72 Dockside Fillet Tables
Another premium quality filet table by Deep Blue Marine the Dockside FT72 has all the options you want with a larger surface to accommodate 2 people and larger fish. We build the best fish cleaning tables with the best components to compliment your dock for many years of use. Designed to resist the saltwater environment this premium quality filet table has all the options you want.
This heavy-duty 3/4″ thick marine-grade polymer filet table features anodized aluminum legs with bolt down flanges to secure table to dock, and it is designed to drain through slots in back and overhang dock. Surface will not absorb fish odor, mildew, crack, or rot, and is maintenance-free. Made of FDA approved high density polyethylene.
All FT series dock tables feature knife sharpener, covered knife holder, pliers slots, hose holder, umbrella hole, and drink holder! All stainless steel hardware is included. Hose not included. FT sink option is available for the 48″ or 72″ version and comes with a flush cover for full use of filet table when sink is covered. FT drawer option is available to add to the FT48 & 72.
- 72 x 21 Work Surface
- Ideal For Large Fish Or Two Person Filleting
- Bright Dip Anodized Aluminum Legs
- Secure 4 Bolt Mounting Pads
- Includes (2) Side Stations
Organized Fishing Gray Stainless Steel Fillet Table
Next up, lets look at a couple of the better stainless steel fish cleaning tables. These tables are professional grade and will outlast most of us. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that in the saltwater environment, ain’t no such thing as stainless. So, you will need to wash the table down occasionally with fresh water and you’ll need to have some type of cutting board to protect your knives, but these are a great option for a permanent fish cleaning station.
The Organized Fishing SST-001SK Gray Stainless Steel Fillet Table provides ample space for cleaning fish or game, as well as being a great all-around workstation. The stamped in sink, folding faucet, and additional hose and nozzle add lots of flexibility. It features folding legs for easy storage and transport as well.
Organized Fishing SST-001SK Gray Stainless Steel Fillet Table Features:
- Drain assembly, faucet, folding
- 6 ft. Hose and nozzle
- Rust resistant
- 7 yr warranty
RITE-HITE Stainless-Steel Fillet Cleaning Table
The Rite-Hite heavy-duty stainless steel fillet table is perfect for docks, garages, or wherever your filleting needs take you. The table is Made In The USA with all US Stainless Steel. In addition to the large work space, the fillet table features: 6″ deep welded in sink, stands 37″ off the ground, adjustable stainless steel shelf, adjustable feet for uneven surfaces with mounting holes, and a stainless steel faucet. The shelf adjusts to height preference. Faucet connects to a standard garden hose. 24 ” deep
- Table size is 37″ tall, (39″ with backsplash), 44″ wide, 24″ in width, and a 6″ deep sink.
- constructed from 16-gauge stainless steel
- Perfect for use in any garage, workshop, boat dock, or outdoor setting.
- features an extra heavy-duty top with a 2″ tall backsplash, an adjustable shelf for personal preference, and adjustable rounded feet that eliminate table wobble on uneven floors.
- The edges on the front of the tabletop are rounded with a small lip for working comfort and to keep water on the table.
- Fast and easy assembly.
- can be broken down for portability
- It is also good for camping, weekend fishing trips, or hunting camps.
- Ideal For Cleaning Large/Small Fish or Game
- 6″ Deep Sink and Stainless Steel Faucet
- Connector on faucet hooks up to a garden hose
Outsunny 40″ Folding Fish Cleaning Table
Last but not least, the folding fish cleaning table for those of us that don’t have a porch, deck or dock that we can set up a permanent fish cleaning station. The folding fish cleaning table from Outsunny can be a perfect option. As a plus, since it folds up, you can take it on your fishing and camping trips and clean your catch before you ever get home.
This deluxe fish cleaning camp table from Outsunny with flexible faucet and accessories is portable and easy to move and setup. With this smart table, you can clean your catches without mess or hassle. Its flexible faucet can easily hook up to a standard garden hose to provide fresh water. The drain hole and hose allow you to empty the sink into the bucket or floor drain with great ease. The folding legs allow you to take this table anywhere and easily store it when your work is done. Perfect for camping, fishing, and almost any kinds of outdoor activities!
This fish table consists of a high-density plastic tabletop station and durable steel table legs, which can hold up to 220 lbs. of weight in total. The faucet can hook up to a standard garden hose to provide fresh water, and the flexible drain hose lets you empty the sink into a bucket or floor drain to minimize cleanup.
- ✅DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: This fish table consists of a high-density plastic(HDPE) tabletop station and durable steel table legs, which can hold up to 220 lbs. of weight in total. Sloped surface and raised edges help maintain a clean working surface
- ✅SINK AND FAUCET: The faucet can hook up to a standard garden hose to provide fresh water, and the drain hole and
flexible drain hose lets you empty the sink into a bucket or floor drain to minimize cleanup.
- ✅WIDE APPLICATION: Our multi-purpose sink table is perfect for picnics, camping, fishing, hunting, and almost any kinds of outdoor activities with your family members or friends.
- ✅FOLDING DESIGN: The powder coated finished table legs can be folded to save space and easily transport when your work is done. A powder coated finish protects the legs from rust and damage. With a Net Weight: of 37 lbs.
- ✅ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: Accessories include 2 stainless steel bowls, fillet knife, odor removing bar, cutting board, wire shelf for placing outdoor utensils or other tools, and built in ruler and garbage bag holder located on top of the table
Fish Cleaning Tables Comparison
In the chart below, I have listed some more important features of quality fish cleaning tables. You can compare the tables we looked at here and get a side by side comparison. Then if one catches your interest, you can click on it’s link and check it out for yourself. After all, only you know what you want and need in a fish cleaning table for your fishing situations.
Get Your Cleaning Table and Go Fishing
Grab yourself on of these quality fish cleaning tables. Next time you catch a mess of fish you’ll be glad you did. Mama will be happy you did too! Save your back, save your knives, and you’ll end up with a better quality and yield of fillets when you have a good comfortable table to clean your catch. They will last you a lifetime and probably more. Whether it’s a dockside table, folding table, stainless or marine-grade polymer, you can’t go wrong with any of these fish cleaning tables.
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