Fishing Tips

Easy Pike Y-Bone Removal | Whole Fillet Method

Northern pike is an abundant and exciting sport fish that also make excellent table fare when properly prepared. The biggest hangup people have with eating pike is the presence of Y-Bones, which are relatively big and annoying to eat around when left in the flesh.

Wired2Fish contributor, Casey Stark, shares his simple method for removing pike Y-Bones while keeping the fillet whole and intact. He also shares a few pointers on how to quickly dispatch and bleed out pike you intend to keep for the table.  

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