Author Topic: Good day at High Point......  (Read 5760 times)

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Good day at High Point......
« on: Feb 13, 2004, 06:58 AM »
Spent the day on the ice and hated to leave at dark. :-[
Caught a mess of pike and perch that were too small plus these keepers....



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Re: Good day at High Point......
« Reply #1 on: Feb 13, 2004, 10:48 AM »
those are pickeral,not pike but the top pickeral is a very nice fish along with the others .. atleast someone did good.
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Re: Good day at High Point......
« Reply #2 on: Feb 13, 2004, 11:04 AM »
those are pickeral,not pike but the top pickeral is a very nice fish along with the others .. atleast someone did good.
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Yeah, I know, if I had thought they were pike they wouldn't be there. 24 inch size limit ya know. ;D

That top pickeral was 22 inches and it had a 5 inch bluegill in it's stomach when I cleaned it.

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Re: Good day at High Point...
« Reply #3 on: Feb 13, 2004, 12:49 PM »
Nice mess of fish.  :D

Where is High Point?


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Re: Good day at High Point......
« Reply #4 on: Feb 13, 2004, 12:58 PM »
High Point is in southern PA a few miles from the Maryland border. It's on Mt. Davis which is the highest point in PA, thus the name. ;D

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Re: Good day at High Point...
« Reply #5 on: Feb 13, 2004, 01:02 PM »
mike692,

Thanks. I lived in High Point, North Carolina for a few years. It is the highest elevation on the north-south rail line, hence it's name. Fun with geography eh?  ;)


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Re: Good day at High Point......
« Reply #6 on: Feb 13, 2004, 01:09 PM »
I have heard of High Point, NC. Probably not much ice fishing there, huh? ;D

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Re: Good day at High Point...
« Reply #7 on: Feb 13, 2004, 01:29 PM »
No ice fishing there but I did hone my bass skills on open water lakes and ponds.

That and kayaking were much of the reason the time I lived there wasn't a total waste. ;)


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Re: Good day at High Point......
« Reply #8 on: Feb 16, 2004, 09:06 AM »
What's the easiest waqy to tell difference? I thougbt pickeral were very rare on highpoint? PFBC study produced ONE pickeral to MANY pike. I guess I've caught many legal "fish" there and never realized it.

Also, you obviously eat pickeral/pike. How do you clean/prepare them? The "Y" bone poses problems for a lot. Are they tasty or just better than nothing.

Thanks!

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Re: Good day at High Point......
« Reply #9 on: Feb 16, 2004, 07:43 PM »
What's the easiest waqy to tell difference? I thougbt pickeral were very rare on highpoint? PFBC study produced ONE pickeral to MANY pike. I guess I've caught many legal "fish" there and never realized it.

Also, you obviously eat pickeral/pike. How do you clean/prepare them? The "Y" bone poses problems for a lot. Are they tasty or just better than nothing.

Thanks!



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I have been fishing at High Point for many years, and this is the first year I've caught pickeral. As soon as I pulled that big one through the ice I was sure it wasn't a northern. The pickerals markings are more like a chain, whereas a northern has horizontal bean shaped markings.
When I clean pike, I just fillet them like any other fish, and eat around the bones. There was a thread on the general board with a link that showed you how to remove the "y" bones with very little waste.
I cooked those pickeral in canola oil, sprinkled some Old Bay on them, and ate them with cocktail sauce. They were very good.
BTW, I caught another pickeral today, along with 7 northerns that were too small. Biggest was 23". :-[

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Re: Good day at High Point......
« Reply #10 on: Feb 17, 2004, 08:36 AM »
Here's yesterday's catch.........




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Re: Good day at High Point......
« Reply #11 on: Feb 18, 2004, 06:43 AM »
Here's yesterday's catch.........

Dang .. at least someone is catchin them! Add in some smaller pike and you've got a good day on the ice!

Congrats.

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Re: Good day at High Point......
« Reply #12 on: Feb 21, 2004, 08:55 AM »
ok warthog wheres the honey hole ill pay top dollar for the right info

 



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