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Offline FreshwaterPhil

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Surprise pike
« on: Jan 11, 2021, 05:24 PM »
Landed good numbers of perch with a customer today, bonus was this chunky pike caught jigging perch in 22 feet. Never seen one come from that deep in winter.

There's got to be bigger ones in here :)

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Re: Surprise pike
« Reply #1 on: Jan 11, 2021, 05:28 PM »
That had to be a good fight!
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Re: Surprise pike
« Reply #2 on: Jan 11, 2021, 05:33 PM »
That had to be a good fight!

Yes, medium light rod with 6 lb flouro. Made the drag sing nice.
There's got to be bigger ones in here :)

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Re: Surprise pike
« Reply #3 on: Jan 11, 2021, 05:46 PM »
Nice fish!

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Re: Surprise pike
« Reply #4 on: Jan 11, 2021, 06:13 PM »
Wow!! Beautiful fish, good goi'n.
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Re: Surprise pike
« Reply #5 on: Jan 11, 2021, 06:15 PM »
Nice one! Were you close to a spring ?

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Re: Surprise pike
« Reply #6 on: Jan 11, 2021, 06:16 PM »
Wow nice pike especially on a jig rod. Musta been one hell of a fight.
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Re: Surprise pike
« Reply #7 on: Jan 11, 2021, 06:49 PM »
Nice one! Were you close to a spring ?

Nowhere near any springs. Suspended jigging in 16 over 22 feet, all the perch on flasher disappeared, and I saw the big mark dart up for my lure. Set the hook and handed rod to my customer that was jigging the adjacent hole. I was sure it was a laker until I saw it.
There's got to be bigger ones in here :)

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Re: Surprise pike
« Reply #8 on: Jan 11, 2021, 06:49 PM »
Wow nice pike especially on a jig rod. Musta been one hell of a fight.

Made 2 really nice runs.
There's got to be bigger ones in here :)

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Re: Surprise pike
« Reply #9 on: Jan 11, 2021, 06:53 PM »
Holy cow  :o Did you measure that beast?

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Re: Surprise pike
« Reply #10 on: Jan 11, 2021, 06:57 PM »
Holy cow  :o Did you measure that beast?

No, wasn't that big, just very nice girth. Probably 5 lbs range, looks a lot bigger the way he's holding it.
There's got to be bigger ones in here :)

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Re: Surprise pike
« Reply #11 on: Jan 12, 2021, 07:14 AM »
congrats on the nice fish. 

I set pike baits in 30 sometimes.  the true monsters roam the deep and eat big baits.  next time (if legal) put some 4" perch on tip ups.  they love to eat them.  cut the tail so they bleed.  pike use smell a lot more than other fish to scavenge. 
real fishermen don't ask where you caught them.

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