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Fish: Northern Pike

Great Morning!

Post By: Mr. Fly Fisherman      Posted: 7/15/2017 11:28:29 AM     Points: 70    
I caught three nice pike this morning. Been out three days in a row trying to figure them out. Thursday and Friday I caught a couple in the low 20s. My first fish today was 40 inches. The second was in the mid 30s and the third was high 20s. All went back to swim another day.
 Reply by: Wally1425      Posted: Jul. 15, 12:51:32 PM     Points: 0    
Very nice!
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Jul. 15, 1:38:45 PM     Points: 4188    
Very nice, great fun to catch.
 Reply by: riper69      Posted: Jul. 15, 4:18:30 PM     Points: 2882    
Nice
What lake if you don't mind me asking
 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: Jul. 15, 5:17:22 PM     Points: 1605    
I know that lake, it has water in it......

Nice fish, good job keeping the bite hidden.

You're more of a man than i am, I'd not have one of those toothy buggers next to my bare feet.....
 Reply by: IceFishingFool      Posted: Jul. 15, 7:51:38 PM     Points: 5635    
Mice, very nice. Got ask yesterday at the store....."What to use to catch Northern's with ? "Ask where they were going ?....Yup....Green Mountain. I couldn't help but at first laugh. Then told them, "Use something you think they might want to Eat ???? again with tongue in cheek. ☺
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Jul. 15, 8:09:14 PM     Points: 123    
Congrats! Love catching BIG PIKE!
 Reply by: Mr. Fly Fisherman      Posted: Jul. 15, 9:47:13 PM     Points: 70    
The 40 incher is the biggest fish I've ever caught. It was amazing to hold a fish of that size. I went and looked at a conversation chart on the in fisherman website for length to weight and that fish according to the chart weighed around 16 pounds. I can't believe my 8 pound mono leader did not break!
 Reply by: bratfish      Posted: Jul. 16, 8:52:13 AM     Points: 1084    
nice CPR's. 👍
 Reply by: riper69      Posted: Jul. 16, 9:59:51 PM     Points: 2882    
That's funny
 Reply by: riper69      Posted: Jul. 16, 10:00:04 PM     Points: 2882    
That's funny
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Jul. 16, 10:59:54 PM     Points: 123    
Mr. Fly Fisherman- I landed a 40 1/2" 16+ at Harvey Gap so that's pretty accurate.I at first thought mine was only 14+ but I did the girth and ran it on several fish calculators. Most of them came up in the 16-18 lb range.
 Reply by: navacito      Posted: Jul. 17, 7:45:25 AM     Points: 22    
Nice Fish!
 Reply by: Mr. Fly Fisherman      Posted: Jul. 17, 12:21:57 PM     Points: 70    
Thanks guys.
 Reply by: Stalkie      Posted: Jul. 17, 2:10:40 PM     Points: 52    
Great looking fish! Glad to see they got to go back to fight another angler in the future.
 Reply by: LTC Deano      Posted: Jul. 17, 2:32:39 PM     Points: 155    
Has to be fun on a fly rod, good looking fish.
 Reply by: Mr. Fly Fisherman      Posted: Jul. 17, 3:52:10 PM     Points: 70    
I did not catch them on a fly rod but I'm planning on throwing big clouser minnows at them this week.
 Reply by: Mr. Fly Fisherman      Posted: Jul. 19, 11:26:13 AM     Points: 70    
I caught 2 more this morning in the mid to high 20 inch range.
 Reply by: Artsy      Posted: Jul. 19, 2:36:49 PM     Points: 309    
Mr. Fly Fisherman, wasn't it GREAT to catch a huge fish like that?

It's such an exhilarating experience...One that you'll never forget.

And just think...CO and DOW is on a mission to take that thrill away from so many of us.

I'm so glad you released it, buddy.. Congrats on the fish.
 Reply by: Mr. Fly Fisherman      Posted: Jul. 19, 3:48:04 PM     Points: 70    
In my opinion pike don't hurt fisheries most of the time. But in cases like green mountain reservoir I can see why they put a bounty on them. Putting 2 large predators together when one isn't supposed to be there can be bad. Pike are ambush predators. They really don't like to chase so they aren't the eating machines people think they are.

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