After a long day of paddling whitewater on the East Natashquan River in Quebec’s Cote Nord region, we make camp and I clean some fish for dinner. In this video, I show you how to fillet Pike and cut out the Y bone to create boneless fillets. And, I also explain how to clean Brook Trout. My dog Buck helps put by eating some fish guts and meat.
East Branson and Natasha Juan River Day five got you a beautiful campsite here and an old burn It's a beautiful campsite However the bugs are pretty bad Jim and I are okay because we have of course our bug shirts on Fuck Culver's Over there hiding trying to get away from the bugs. So we're gonna set up a thermos up you have the Butane Cartridge Pop it in the bottom screw it in put the Lid back on the butane Take the old one out Put the new one in turn it on And hit start you can see in there then it's lighting these are vital I'm just gonna clean up some fish with my silver stag knife This is a great fillet knife handmade in the states. It's got an antler Handle I Got a brook trout, and I got a pike Decent eating size pike there's only two of us here. So we're gonna have more than enough food. I ripped some Some reeds up because I'm cleaning these on the sand Beach I'm using a paddle and what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna cut out the y bones so weight a clean pike To minimize the amount of bones we need that thermos Ellen here Just following the spine Right through the rib cage, right? to the top We have our one piece Now we take the rib cage out. Which is right along here Now we're gonna. Take the y bone out see it right in here It can be kind of hard to get the skin off, but there's a bit of a trick to it So I'm gonna cut down into the meat and start following the skin But I'm gonna hold this side up And continue almost cutting downwards like that There we go Skinless Boneless pike fillets two of them just gonna rinse that off right now, and you want that back What they call it you cut the head down then the head comes out with everything If you have a husky dog you might even want to eat the eggs? oh you doesn't like See this blood line here right along the bottom you want to just scrape that out. It's like that