Author Topic: 01/03/18 PB Pike  (Read 1358 times)

Offline bronxbasser

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01/03/18 PB Pike
« on: Jan 04, 2018, 07:50 PM »
1/3/18

My friend and I tried a new lake that's been on our list for a long time. After a 15 minute walk, we set up tight along a steep bank with boulders and some lay downs. We fished a mix of large shiners and medium suckers.

What started out as a slow day with the occasional bait flag and constant chipping/clearing of the quickly freezing holes, turned into a day to remember!

We got our first pike about an hour in. It was on the smaller side but gave us confidence in our spot. After another little lull, our farthest flag popped - a small pike immediately followed by another on the complete opposite end of our spread. As we walked back towards the middle, I noticed that one of the far flags was up again. I slowly walked over as there was no movement or sign of life at all. As I got closer to the hole, the tipup was yanked to one side. Looking down I realized that whatever was on the other end had completely spooled the reel and was hanging in by just the knot! I gave a quick set and aggressively began getting back as much line as possible before the next run. After a good back and forth the fish went nuts at the hole and wrapped in the line. I failed miserably at a desperate tail grab, withstood one final run and finally landed, my biggest pike to date. After a couple quick pics she went back to grow even bigger. 40" on the tape!

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Offline thepikepolice

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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #1 on: Jan 04, 2018, 08:36 PM »
Great fish! Nice hat, too!! ;D
GO PACK GO!!!!!

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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #2 on: Jan 04, 2018, 08:46 PM »
Thats a beauty !! Love the play by play too. Its a great season. Congrats ! FF

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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #3 on: Jan 04, 2018, 09:21 PM »
Congratulations and way to go! Keep catching em!    :tipup: @) :tipup:

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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #4 on: Jan 05, 2018, 01:19 AM »
A beauty for sure.....Way to go !!  :thumbsup:
        

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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #5 on: Jan 05, 2018, 12:18 PM »
very nice!

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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #6 on: Jan 05, 2018, 12:22 PM »
Bruiser...WTG :thumbsup:
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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #7 on: Jan 05, 2018, 12:43 PM »
Pig pike
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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #8 on: Jan 05, 2018, 09:14 PM »
The picture where the fisherman is eye to eye with the monster in the hole......fantastic!

Offline bronxbasser

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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #9 on: Jan 06, 2018, 08:46 AM »
Thanks guys! I'm still pumped up about this fish! What a way to start the season!

The picture where the fisherman is eye to eye with the monster in the hole......fantastic!

Thank you! And thanks to my friend Sal for capturing that moment! Was really just trying to keep the fish in the water as long as possible.

Great fish! Nice hat, too!! ;D
GO PACK GO!!!!!

Thank you sir. Go Pack!!...next year should be a good one!

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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #10 on: Jan 07, 2018, 06:00 PM »
very nice ;D
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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #11 on: Jan 07, 2018, 06:04 PM »
Very nice pike, congrats!
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Offline Timbco24

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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #12 on: Jan 07, 2018, 06:12 PM »
Nice Pike!! Congratulations!
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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #13 on: Jan 08, 2018, 01:09 PM »
Very Nice!

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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #14 on: Jan 08, 2018, 01:20 PM »
nice!
May the fish be with you.

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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #15 on: Jan 08, 2018, 05:27 PM »
way to go !nice fish  :o

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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #16 on: Jan 08, 2018, 10:44 PM »
  Great read ! Great pics ! BIG CONGRATS on your PB !!    :woot: :thumbsup:

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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #17 on: Jan 09, 2018, 07:28 AM »
nice

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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #18 on: Jan 11, 2018, 05:16 PM »
Nice fish, congrats.
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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #19 on: Jan 12, 2018, 12:54 PM »
BEAUTIFUL!!!
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Re: 01/03/18 PB Pike
« Reply #20 on: Jan 18, 2018, 10:39 AM »
Very nice

 



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