go to my post and read how muebe done his , I just did one fillet , took the tail section off at about 4.5-5 hours left the front half on 8 hours , tail was from behind the rib cage back and for me just perfect and basically I felt it looked dry and was going to be over done if left much longer , front half I basically felt and felt mushy up to 8 hours and it still gave when touched , but once it cooled , it was perfect ! I didn't use his marinade this time but a dry rub my friend uses . I hate mushy fish when it's smoked and this was like said perfect , fillet started at 1.41 pounds . I rambled a lot but hope it helps . good luck and enjoy !!