Filleting pike…

Filleting pike from Eagle Lake…


Dean and Scott after a morning of pike fishing

How to fillet a pike….

Here’s a short video on filleting pike at Vermilion Bay Lodge



4 thoughts on “Filleting pike…

  1. Great Vid Gord.
    I think that there are many that will benefit from that vid for cleaning northerns. Many say they don’t like northerns but I think it more about getting the bones out, and they would find them very tasty.

  2. See this great….

    But the video they should post is “How to get your beer and drink it in the fish house while Gord removes the “Y” bones from the pike you caught.”

  3. Gord,
    The Professor and I had a recent successful fishing trip. The Professor was very precise in the vacuum packing of the walleye and pike fillets and placed them in the establishments public freezer with our name on the outside of the bag. When it came time to leave, someone had taken our bag and left us their frozen blocks of fish bursting from the ziplock bags. The Professor was not pleased. The whole ride back, the only thing that gave us pleasure was the thought of those idiots eating the pike fillet’s that still had the y-bones in them.

  4. Gord,

    One other suggestion after looking at the blood on the fillet table. The professor and I learned a new technique that the Godfather of Green Bay called the “smile cut”. Just before coming in, make a deep cut in the throat of the fish and let them bleed out. There is virtually no blood to deal with when cleaning them. It was amazing how clean the fillet’s were. If guests are without a live well and are using the burlap bags, they would have to do this after catching the fish and throwing the bag over the side of the boat for a while.


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If you like GREAT fishing, hospitality and affordability, Vermilion Bay Lodge is highly recommended. I have been making the trip to Vermilion Bay Lodge for the past 10 years and have never once been disappointed. If you like great walleye, northern, musky and trout fishing, this place should not be overlooked. The fishing has been excellent… no matter what time we went. Gordy and Susanne are wonderful hosts that will make you feel right at home. Check it out – I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.


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