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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #30 on: Dec 30, 2007, 10:35 PM »


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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #31 on: Dec 31, 2007, 05:02 AM »
does this mean we should start useing mashed tater balls for bait


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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #32 on: Dec 31, 2007, 06:06 AM »
Maybe all these pike with no teeth were 315ers.   :P

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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #33 on: Dec 31, 2007, 07:06 AM »
does this mean we should start useing mashed tater balls for bait
No I think it`s gnashed taters.LOL but now I gotta figger out how to keep em on the hook.any suggestions there?Or should I have to start a new thread for that topic ??? :laugh:

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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #34 on: Dec 31, 2007, 07:59 AM »
a toothless pike can still feed, ever had a fish swallow a bait. ive caught pike with a shedding of teeth plenty of times, usually in early jan. duh

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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #35 on: Dec 31, 2007, 09:47 AM »
Guys: Although I seriously doubt a pike looses all of it's teeth (like I said I think they just break them off now and then) it still has plenty of recurved teeth on the roof of it's mouth and i have never seen those missing. So even if it broke off some of those big ones in the jaw, there are still plenty of recurved teeth to hold on to prey.
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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #36 on: Jan 03, 2008, 04:54 PM »
You are correct sir. If there was a prize, you would win.

I fish for Northerns regularly and have never seen a toothless pike at any time of the year. That is a myth. All the literature I have ever read has never mentioned a thing about tooth loss. There teeth mall fall out a few here and there but are replaced all the time. But if someone can prove me wrong I will be glad to tip my cap.

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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #37 on: Jan 03, 2008, 05:34 PM »
I fish for Northerns regularly and have never seen a toothless pike at any time of the year. That is a myth. All the literature I have ever read has never mentioned a thing about tooth loss. There teeth mall fall out a few here and there but are replaced all the time. But if someone can prove me wrong I will be glad to tip my cap.


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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #38 on: Jan 03, 2008, 05:37 PM »
I fish for Northerns regularly and have never seen a toothless pike at any time of the year. That is a myth. All the literature I have ever read has never mentioned a thing about tooth loss. There teeth mall fall out a few here and there but are replaced all the time. But if someone can prove me wrong I will be glad to tip my cap.
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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #39 on: Jan 03, 2008, 05:38 PM »
wo wo wo wo wo :o  :o   i caught 2 yes 2 pike without teeth . i wondered how i kept pulling in pike with a  lindy GENZ BUG . then i realized on the second fish that it had no teeth. this is no myth
     

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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #40 on: Jan 03, 2008, 05:41 PM »
if anyone has ever seen a pike skull with all the meat off of it you would realize all the recurved teeth are part of the skull there it wouldn't seem very possible that they would loose them. if you think you have seen a toothless pike put your hand in its mouth let him clamp down and then give your hand a swift pull. the blood will tell you pike always have plenty of teeth.
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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #41 on: Jan 03, 2008, 06:31 PM »
if anyone has ever seen a pike skull with all the meat off of it you would realize all the recurved teeth are part of the skull there it wouldn't seem very possible that they would loose them. if you think you have seen a toothless pike put your hand in its mouth let him clamp down and then give your hand a swift pull. the blood will tell you pike always have plenty of teeth.
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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #42 on: Jan 03, 2008, 10:33 PM »


     I believe that the situation does belong to just the teeth in the jaw line and does not include the plates on the roof of the mouth. At least, as far as what I commented on goes. :tipup:

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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #43 on: Jan 06, 2008, 12:30 AM »
7 out of 10 pike I caught last year at South Sandstone in MT, had the small teeth in the front of their mouths but absolutely no large teeth from the sides of their mouths, that is not a myth.  At Castlerock lake, 150 miles away, all the pike I caught had all their teeth.  Just my $.02.

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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #44 on: Jan 06, 2008, 10:26 AM »
Yeah but the myth is they lose ALL of their teeth. Of the hundreds of pike I have mounted in the 24 years I've been a taxidermist I have never seen a pike with no teeth.
I live in the midwest now but have fond memories of fishing in New England as a kid.

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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #45 on: Jan 07, 2008, 03:20 AM »
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7 out of 10 pike I caught last year at South Sandstone in MT, had the small teeth in the front of their mouths but absolutely no large teeth from the sides of their mouths, that is not a myth.  At Castlerock lake, 150 miles away, all the pike I caught had all their teeth.  Just my $.02.
the majority of a pikes teeth are on the roof(top) of their mouth not on the "sides"
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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #46 on: Jan 07, 2008, 08:12 AM »
My favorite thread of the year is back - I once caught a Pike wearing dentures  :roflmao: :blink:
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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #47 on: Jan 07, 2008, 08:30 PM »
My favorite thread of the year is back - I once caught a Pike wearing dentures  :roflmao: :blink:
I once caught a pike with one tooth,  but it had a blender with it and the fish asked me to grind up the shiner for him so he could eat it.
I think he told me he had gingivitis. True storey.

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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #48 on: Jan 07, 2008, 09:01 PM »
I once caught a pike with one tooth,  but it had a blender with it and the fish asked me to grind up the shiner for him so he could eat it.
I think he told me he had gingivitis. True storey.
Perhaps that toothless fish conned the 23 plus fish to eat your bait as a form of pay back.It was probably her that was responsible for knocking  ??? his teeth out and bullying all the other fish around or something like that?


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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #49 on: Jan 08, 2008, 08:59 AM »
Oh! Never Thought of that JC. Could have happened. ::) :roflmao:

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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #50 on: Jan 08, 2008, 12:22 PM »
My favorite thread of the year is back - I once caught a Pike wearing dentures  :roflmao: :blink:

We should get the big hotdogs as bait topic/debate goin for the season ;D

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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #51 on: Jan 08, 2008, 12:37 PM »
We should get the big hotdogs as bait topic/debate goin for the season ;D
Another all time favorite, good thinking Hood.
They'll probably work considering they're softer and the pike have no teeth.
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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #52 on: Jan 08, 2008, 08:31 PM »
I hear pike prefer Kahns over Oscar Meyer 10 to 1. Thats documented.

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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #53 on: Jan 09, 2008, 07:26 AM »
Another all time favorite, good thinking Hood.
They'll probably work considering they're softer and the pike have no teeth.

Absolutely, we could figger out both mysteries in one shot.

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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #54 on: Jan 09, 2008, 09:31 AM »
In my experience, in mid February to March, the northern get real hesitant in taking bait and eating it like earlier in winter.  If you do catch one at that time the teeth on the roof of their mouth are gone or are red and inflamed.  Just my experience.

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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #55 on: Jan 09, 2008, 09:52 AM »
In my experience, in mid February to March, the northern get real hesitant in taking bait and eating it like earlier in winter.  If you do catch one at that time the teeth on the roof of their mouth are gone or are red and inflamed.  Just my experience.

The recurved teeth on the roof of the mouth are gone?  ??? Are you sure?  ???

I have never ever seen that.
I live in the midwest now but have fond memories of fishing in New England as a kid.

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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #56 on: Jan 09, 2008, 11:05 AM »
how could they be gone??? they are part of the skull
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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #57 on: Jan 09, 2008, 11:13 AM »
how could they be gone??? they are part of the skull

I am trying to figure it out myself!

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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #58 on: Jan 09, 2008, 04:00 PM »
Aren't your teeth part of your skull and don't you lose yours.  At one point in time.  Obviously somebody has also observed this phenomenon as well otherwise this wouldn't be a topic.  Is this using logic?

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Re: Northerns losing teeth.
« Reply #59 on: Jan 09, 2008, 04:22 PM »
I'm sure it never occurred to you that everything isn't the same worldwide ,countrywide , or in every lake.  Maybe it is something specific with a condition in some lakes.  Nice fish GAMEDOG!

 



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