This year I'm going to try to pickle some of the pike I catch, I have a recipe and it doesn't look to difficult. I've eaten it only a few times but I love the stuff. I've heard that the pickling will dissolve the y-bones from the pike... My question is do you still have to remove the y-bones or can you just fillet it like a normal fish and let the acid due its work? Right now I'm leaning toward the y-bone removal but if anyone has tried different I think it would be a little easier to prepare.
Anyone have any experience?