I’ve switched over to this method of cleaning pike.
Also let them soak in icy salt water for about an hour.
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Johnnie Candle and Billy Rosner have YouTube videos with variations of this method and they all work really well. You don’t have to be a neurosurgeon to skin the pike this way. You end up with 5 thinner fillets (yet enough meat) which I prefer over thick, fleshy walleye.
If everyone were to harvest 50 little scud missile pike each year, it would improve the pike fishing as well as other species. And provide great table fare ~