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Pike fishing after work yesterday

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#1 Mark Knapp

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:22 PM

Went pike fishing yesterday after work. I speared two, jigged for four and got one on a tip up.


Lots of fun.




The biggest is 7 pounds and the smallest we kept was 2 1/2 pounds.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:52 PM

I've always heard that Pike were boney.  I know their relative, Pickerel, are, with little "y" bones.


How do you process those Pike for eating, Mark?

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 03:02 PM

Hi Mike, Some people don't like them because they're bony, just like their cousins. I can fillet the "Y" bones out but I think it wastes a lot of meat in the "Y" of the bone. I prefer to just leave bones in and pick them out while I eat. For people that don't like the bones I fillet them out or give them the back half. There's no bones in the back half. We like to pickle them too.