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Title: Pike - like you never understood them before.
Post by: Water Wolf on Jan 11, 2017, 05:55 PM
Hi all,
I found this on line article about pike and their relation to other fish species. 
It was interesting for me, so I though I would share it here. @)

Check it out at ----> http://www.outdoorcanada.ca/Northern-Pike---Like-Youve-Never-Understood-Them-Before (http://www.outdoorcanada.ca/Northern-Pike---Like-Youve-Never-Understood-Them-Before)

Be sure to check out part 2 as well. ;)

WW
Title: Re: Pike - like you never understood them before.
Post by: esox_xtm on Jan 11, 2017, 06:07 PM
Thanks for the link WW. Good read and I like Gord. Sometimes we take so much of what we believe for granted without ever challenging it. Heck, much of what folks believe is little more than someone else's opinion parroted as gospel because the source is well respected, a celebrity, good friend, whatever.

I, for one, will be looking to validate this hypothesis. I like out of the box, cutting edge thinking. There's nothing to lose by embracing it until you either prove it patently false or (surprisingly) add it to your own box of tools.
Title: Re: Pike - like you never understood them before.
Post by: deadsmelthead on Jan 11, 2017, 08:37 PM
Its a great read, I like the thinking behind it.. Thanks for sharing

I do have to say Im on the other side of the fence on the " eat where they poop thing" Ive actually seen pike poop down on the bottom and have seen fish be caught there.. And not just a one time fluke thing..
I for one have done my buisness and ate a ham sandwich imediately after..
Title: Re: Pike - like you never understood them before.
Post by: Knife2sharp on Jan 11, 2017, 08:47 PM
This is why my go to color for pursuing northerns and musky is green or pike patterns, especially when trolling. But before that article I've never heard about the theory that other fish avoid pike by smell.  I also don't think it matters what species of fish belly meat comes from, but since it's against the law to use fish parts as bait I'm not concerned.
Title: Re: Pike - like you never understood them before.
Post by: esox_xtm on Jan 11, 2017, 09:05 PM
I also don't think it matters what species of fish belly meat comes from, but since it's against the law to use fish parts as bait I'm not concerned.

Not here in Wisconsin that I am aware of....  ???
Title: Re: Pike - like you never understood them before.
Post by: Knife2sharp on Jan 12, 2017, 09:00 AM
I should've clarified in MN it's illegal to use whole or parts of gamefish of any species, including goldfish and carp.  I do most of my fishing in MN. 
Title: Re: Pike - like you never understood them before.
Post by: thomasthepikehunter on Jan 12, 2017, 11:35 AM
It just wouldn't be MN without a million stupid rules. :P

I always viewed a pike kind of like a cat. They lay around all day sunning them selves, and nobody cares much for them. Next thing you know an injured bird appears and they hop right on it.
Title: Re: Pike - like you never understood them before.
Post by: Ice Scratcher on Jan 12, 2017, 11:37 AM
Great read!!!

Thanks for sharing!!

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Title: Re: Pike - like you never understood them before.
Post by: jmcm1972 on Jan 31, 2017, 03:55 AM
That has got to be one of the coolest articles I've ever read. Im gonna give that a shot. Maybe get an edge at a couple of derbies. Would this be legal in NY state?
Title: Re: Pike - like you never understood them before.
Post by: slipperybob on Feb 06, 2017, 09:28 PM
Love baby pike pattern for lures.
Title: Re: Pike - like you never understood them before.
Post by: Yukoner on Jan 28, 2018, 12:56 AM
Have posted here a few times that I use strips of pike skin all the time for fishing burbot.  The combination of flutter and scent is deadly, and they have a tough time stealing the bait.

Often catch pike and lake trout while doing so.

Ted
Title: Re: Pike - like you never understood them before.
Post by: shermanpup on Mar 09, 2018, 12:05 PM
Have posted here a few times that I use strips of pike skin all the time for fishing burbot.  The combination of flutter and scent is deadly, and they have a tough time stealing the bait.

Often catch pike and lake trout while doing so.

Ted
I use pike strips in the open water to catch pike