So many fisherman just catch and release Northern Pike. I know a lot of them who won't even bring the slimy suckers into their boat or their live well. The truth is if you can learn how to properly filet them, they are a great quality fish to eat. So this year for MN fishing opener, don't throw back the pike that are legal to keep. Watch this method and learn for yourself how to get perfect filets every time.

Also be sure to be educated about what Northerns are legal to keep. Minnesota drastically changed their regulations to create different Northern Pike zones in the state with different slot limits. Be sure to bring a tap measure and follow those rules so that we can all do our part in preserving our lake's eco systems.