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How to Remove the Y Bone from Northern Pike [VIDEO]

Here’s the best way to remove the pesky Y bone from a fillet of northern pike.

The Y bone inside of pike is the biggest deterrent that keeps anglers from eating the fish. It can be tricky to remove, and if you leave it in the fillet, you’ll be picking through bones in every bite you take.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

In the video below, Steve Krogen, the owner of Adventure North Resort in Minnesota, teaches you how to remove the Y bone without damaging the fillet and losing any meat in the process.

With a little practice, you’ll be cleaning Y bones in no time at all, and stocking up on fillets for the fryer.

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Do you like this Y bone removal method? Do you have a method you prefer? Let us know. 


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How to Remove the Y Bone from Northern Pike [VIDEO]