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Offline EyERipLip

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #90 on: Mar 20, 2017, 09:37 AM »
Usually somewhere around 20 years for a 40'' 20 lb fish.
Actually the average life span for a pike is only about 7 years. Carp live to be 20 but fish from the esox family rarely get to that age in the wild.  The males tend to mature within the first 2 years to about 16/18" where as the females grow a bit faster on length usually reaching the 20+" size in about 3 years. On average a 35-40" pike is 7 years or older. In very rare cases pike  pushing high teens and 20 years old have been caught in the wild but not very common. They have been know to live upwards of 70 years in captivity

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #91 on: Mar 20, 2017, 12:02 PM »
Biologist looked over a big pike I entered in a derby he said he guessed the pike I had was 10-12 years old. It was a female.
10-12 years was about the longest they lived on the average.
Walleye on the other hand grow much slower.

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #92 on: Mar 20, 2017, 01:33 PM »
Check this out as I mentioned in an earlier post - life span varies on climate.
  http://www.wildernessisland.com/WalleyePikeAgeSize.php#.WNAfWmVIh2s

I caught a 45 inch pike 2 years ago on a fly in Northern Ontario. Province of Ontario estimates
the age of the pike at 23-24 years old.   

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #93 on: Mar 22, 2017, 04:28 AM »
Check this out as I mentioned in an earlier post - life span varies on climate.
  http://www.wildernessisland.com/WalleyePikeAgeSize.php#.WNAfWmVIh2s

I caught a 45 inch pike 2 years ago on a fly in Northern Ontario. Province of Ontario estimates
the age of the pike at 23-24 years old.

TRT,Thanks for the chart, it makes an interesting read !
If people concentrated on the really important things in life there would be a shortage of tip-ups !

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #94 on: Mar 22, 2017, 12:56 PM »
My buddy raised walleyes for a living once upon a time. We were going
back an forth over which fish was older a trophy pike or walleye.
I found the above mentioned chart and fish were approximately the same age. 

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Re: There's pike in the Waterbury reservoir?
« Reply #97 on: Dec 05, 2017, 03:45 PM »
How's the reservoir looking for Ice? I've heard there's been some good sized pike pulled out of there this summer.
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