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5 Steps to Quality Walleye Fillets

Get more delicious meat off every walleye with improved knife work.

5 Steps to Quality Walleye Fillets

Use a fillet knife with a thin, flexible, very sharp blade to more easily navigate a walleye’s bones. (Shutterstock image)

Walleye is the state fish of Minnesota and South Dakota, but its culinary qualities are revered all across the Midwest region. The fish’s flaky, soft and sweet white flesh pairs well with just about anything you can imagine.

Personally, if I were sentenced to death and could choose a final meal, I would ask for a shore lunch with—you guessed it—walleye fillets.

Unfortunately, many anglers do themselves—and the fish they harvest—a...

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