Post By: Mr. Fly Fisherman Posted: 7/15/2017 11:28:29 AMPoints: 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.
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. ☺
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!
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.
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.