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Offline Iceassin

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Bone free filets
« on: Oct 25, 2018, 01:02 PM »
My plan this season is to target and catch more pike but have had little experience in cleaning them...more of a hack job at best. So did some searching on the best way to clean them and found this. Looks pretty simple to me.


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Re: Bone free filets
« Reply #1 on: Oct 25, 2018, 01:06 PM »
Never was a fan of this method...leaves half the meat on the fish.....

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Re: Bone free filets
« Reply #2 on: Oct 25, 2018, 01:11 PM »
Never was a fan of this method...leaves half the meat on the fish.....

I'll just have to catch more of them to make up for the amount lost.  ;)
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Re: Bone free filets
« Reply #3 on: Oct 25, 2018, 01:35 PM »
Lol! ;D

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Re: Bone free filets
« Reply #4 on: Oct 25, 2018, 03:19 PM »
I do northerns like this.less meat loss at least for me doing it this way.

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Re: Bone free filets
« Reply #5 on: Oct 25, 2018, 03:38 PM »
I  do the  whole  fillet  at once  but  I like  your  way too looks  faster    :thumbsup:

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Re: Bone free filets
« Reply #6 on: Oct 25, 2018, 03:39 PM »
My plan this season is to target and catch more pike but have had little experience in cleaning them...more of a hack job at best. So did some searching on the best way to clean them and found this. Looks pretty simple to me.



This is how I do my pike as well.. NO BONES EVER

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Re: Bone free filets
« Reply #7 on: Oct 25, 2018, 03:44 PM »
Less waste and less time just to cut the strip of y bones off in one piece.

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Re: Bone free filets
« Reply #8 on: Oct 25, 2018, 03:52 PM »
I do northerns like this.less meat loss at least for me doing it this way.

That's the way I learned, best method I've seen, or used.
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Re: Bone free filets
« Reply #9 on: Oct 25, 2018, 04:50 PM »
Here is how I fillet mine.. by the way any one who uses a turkey carver ( i.e electric fillet knife) to fillet a pike don't know squat about filletting ..



https://youtu.be/LJYc1loAfU0





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Re: Bone free filets
« Reply #10 on: Oct 25, 2018, 05:03 PM »
I do northerns like this.less meat loss at least for me doing it this way.


In my video and yours..
He forgot to explain to get rid of  what a lot of guys I know call the mud line..  that make the meat taste like Mud when he was done removing the why bone from first piece..  you can see the pink bloody mud line oppsite side of the bones??  were they came out of thats were the fish stores it blood at along the spine..  revoming that and the belly fat helps get rid of that mud taste.. that's  on most fish..   even soaking the fillet in milk like butter milk for a good hour  or so.. will remove the rest of the blood and all the junk in it.. I usally just cut a vee and revome the mud line .. I cut the vee like a arrow pointing towards why bone..  this is good for all fish.. also if you catch a lot of walleye start looking up zippering walleye fillet .. and removing the cheeks..

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Re: Bone free filets
« Reply #11 on: Oct 25, 2018, 06:32 PM »
Here is how I fillet mine.. by the way any one who uses a turkey carver ( i.e electric fillet knife) to fillet a pike don't know squat about filletting ..



https://youtu.be/LJYc1loAfU0

I. Love. To. Eat. Pike... That's the method I learned North of the Border and use to this day. Occasionally I'll leave the Y-bones till later like the good Dr. Speckler. As far as a "turkey carver", I always tote one to rip the rib bones from the spine so's I don't bugger the edge on my real fillet knife. If you know what you're doing slippin' out rib bones are too easy though I prefer the feel of a real knife. Same for slippin' the skin.

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Re: Bone free filets
« Reply #12 on: Oct 25, 2018, 06:53 PM »
Fish have 2 types of muscle fiber. White( sometimes pink ) and red. The red  color has nothing to do with blood. It has more oxygen in it and it is used for steady prolonged movement where the white fiber is used for burst movements. The red muscle fiber definitely tastes different than the white fiber.

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Re: Bone free filets
« Reply #13 on: Oct 25, 2018, 07:06 PM »
I. Love. To. Eat. Pike... That's the method I learned North of the Border and use to this day. Occasionally I'll leave the Y-bones till later like the good Dr. Speckler. As far as a "turkey carver", I always tote one to rip the rib bones from the spine so's I don't bugger the edge on my real fillet knife. If you know what you're doing slippin' out rib bones are too easy though I prefer the feel of a real knife. Same for slippin' the skin.



I should say the fine detail work the turkey carver should not be used for ..cause your right it works for those situations

I am used to seeING  the turkey carver hit the bones not cut threw bone and the blade pushes up  or lifts up leaving a jagged cut along the rib meat leaving a lot behind..  that's why I use a serrated crkt komer big eddy 2 for most of my work..  wich has about 2 inch of seration. Hacks threw the bones nicely.. wile having the blade to do the fine detail work.. this way I don't switch between knifes or have electricity by water since the two dont mix well lol's plus the fact not every camp has electricity so can't plug in if you don't got it in canada..

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Re: Bone free filets
« Reply #14 on: Feb 11, 2019, 10:26 AM »
are these methods similar for chain pickerel?

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Re: Bone free filets
« Reply #15 on: Feb 11, 2019, 01:20 PM »
are these methods similar for chain pickerel?

Exactly the same technique for a pickerel.

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Re: Bone free filets
« Reply #16 on: Feb 11, 2019, 01:21 PM »
Here is the method I use. Save's a lot of meat and I'm slowly getting better at it over the years....


 



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