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Y-Bone Removal Techniques

by In-Fisherman Online Staff   |  April 23rd, 2014 1

y-boneThe ability to clean fish with care and precision is a skill born of knowledge and practice. Pike are among the best tasting freshwater fish, but surprisingly many anglers don’t bother cleaning and eating them because of all the pesky Y-bones. But with a little practice, it’s easy to clean pike and get a pile of perfectly bonenless fillets. Here are three of our favorite bone removal cleaning techniques. Also be sure to watch the how-to video (below gallery) featuring several Y-Bone removal methods.

Watch In-Fisherman Editor In Chief Doug Stange fillet pike use multiple Y-Bone removal methods:


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  • Cade Harvey

    You can save the Y bones and make pickled pike with them. That way there is no waste.

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