Cleaning & Cooking

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Bleeding Walleyes

Do you want better tasting walleye fillets?   Bleeding your catch in the livewell beforehand can make a massive difference. This concept isn’t new, but most fishermen still don’t take advantage of it. In the video above, Joel Nelson demonstrates the process and shows a staggering side-by-side comparison of the fillets.   Next time you [Read more…]

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Filleting Pike

Here’s a simple process for filleting your Canadian pike. This method works great for producing a boneless fillet that’s legal to transport throughout Canada and across the border into the US. As you can see, Earl Fleming from Manotak Lodge has filleted a few fish in his day!     Subscribe to our YouTube channel [Read more…]


Whether you’re spending the weekend in Canada, or at an up-north destination lake like Vermilion, Mille Lacs, LOTW or Big Winnie, shore lunch is a mandatory part of any weekend on the water. Here are a few great shore lunch tips from Darrel, who has prepared hundreds of them for customers at his lodge on [Read more…]

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Proper preparation, cleaning and storage improve the taste of walleyes and other fish. Here are some great tips for enhancing the flavor of your catch.     BONUS – FREE FISH RECIPES!!   We’re giving away 7 of our favorite fish recipes. CLICK HERE and we’ll send them right over to you!

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Mr. Bluegill, Troy Peterson, demonstrated a different way to prepare bluegill.

Northern Pike "Y" Bone Removal -- Made Easy!

North Country fishing guide Billy Rosner details a quick and easy way to clean northern pike, eliminating those pesky “Y” bones for tasty, boneless fillets.

Aquatic Invasive Species

Hall of Fame angler Dick Sternberg demonstrates an easy way to clean trout and salmon. And to obtain bonus salmon eggs as bait for fall steehead fishing!


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