I'll have to try it, looks like little waste.This method seems to waste a lot of meat but it is simple. I've watched about 20 different Youtube videos and the best I've ever seen is "How to debone a Northern Pike..." by Gordon Makara. I've never seen anybody more professional and quick filleting a Northern. But Makara's method does take a lot of practice, unfortunately I haven't caught enough pike to get good at filleting. The guy filleting at the Pike tournament each September at 11-Mile is also very good.