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Ambushunter
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03/20/2020 12:52PM
Looking forward to my annual trip, found a bay that I have been able to catch a couple large pike the last two years. Got a 42" in 2018 and this 48" in 2019. Caught two others over 40" last year as well.
 
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Wallyworld
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03/20/2020 12:57PM

Congrats. That is a Beauty.
 
QueticoMike
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03/20/2020 01:18PM


Turned your picture for ya! Nice pike! Love catching monster pike!
 
CampSR
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03/20/2020 02:16PM
Wow that is a monster, nice catch!
 
BearRaid
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03/20/2020 03:51PM
Awesome! I bet that was a good battle.
 
Savage Voyageur
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03/20/2020 06:18PM
What a huge fish. Can you explain the rod/reel/line/lure?
 
03/20/2020 06:58PM
My first thought was that the small child holding that pike has a beard! How odd...

Seriously huge. Well done!
 
missmolly
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03/21/2020 12:57PM
I've never caught any pike nearly that size! What a monster!
 
Ohiopikeman
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03/21/2020 01:06PM
Ambushunter,

I've caught quite a few big pike, but never one the size of that beast you are holding up! That is really an awesome looking pike. Keep going back to your bay. I've found that spots that produce big pike tend to produce big pike year after year.

Dave
 
03/21/2020 06:46PM
Wow...that is a big fish. Never caught anything like that in canoe country. Or anywhere else for that matter.
 
Miami1
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03/22/2020 05:50AM
Great catch. What tackle rod, reel, line, lure did you use?
Anthony
 
03/22/2020 10:25AM
Very nice!

T
 
CrazyLoon
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03/22/2020 11:00PM
Truly an amazing fish. Should be just a lil bigger this year for ya.
 
bobbernumber3
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03/23/2020 05:36AM
QueticoMike: "
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Nice Northern. And Happy Birthday!
 
ParkerMag
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03/23/2020 06:00AM
Sweet!
 
Jackfish
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03/23/2020 10:24AM
QueticoMike: "
Turned your picture for ya! Nice pike! Love catching monster pike!"

I thought the fish was so long, it had to be shown in Landscape vs. Portrait. :)

Dandy pike.
 
Ambushunter
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03/24/2020 10:02AM
Thanks everyone, my PB from the boundary waters was in 2000, managed a 52"er. This one was caught on light tackle. I only use 8lb floro up there, not sure what rod it was caught on but was either a glomis 7'MH or a dobyns 7'M. paired with a daiwa reel. I do run a 30lb steel leader as well a lot of the times. I caught this pike on a 3" curly tail grub with a chatter bait style jig head. He must have been real hungry. I caught the 42" twice last year about 30 mins apart. I know it was the same because of a wound it had by its tail.

Takes a while to wear them down on light tackle and I usually go to shore to land if possible.
 
mgraber
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03/24/2020 12:08PM
Ambushunter: "Thanks everyone, my PB from the boundary waters was in 2000, managed a 52"er. This one was caught on light tackle. I only use 8lb floro up there, not sure what rod it was caught on but was either a glomis 7'MH or a dobyns 7'M. paired with a daiwa reel. I do run a 30lb steel leader as well a lot of the times. I caught this pike on a 3" curly tail grub with a chatter bait style jig head. He must have been real hungry. I caught the 42" twice last year about 30 mins apart. I know it was the same because of a wound it had by its tail.


Takes a while to wear them down on light tackle and I usually go to shore to land if possible. "


Man, would I love to tangle with one of those! A 30+ pounder would be pretty amazing on light tackle. I know someone who caught a 50" 29.5# pike in Quetico a couple years ago but he was using pretty heavy tackle and targeting big pike specifically.
 
Wallyworld
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03/25/2020 03:24PM

Would also love to tangle with a Monster. Was fishing on Basswood,
my Wife saw a Northern that was coming after her leach. By what she
explained to me. We call that fish. JAWS. I know there big'ns out there.
 
fishslayer
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04/05/2020 05:18PM
My wife says you are holding the fish forward to make it appear bigger. She says the true length of the fish is its shadow because it won't grow no matter how far you hold the fish forward because the sun is so far away. She says you would have to be 8 feet tall for the distance from the top of your t-shirt to your knee to be 48 inches. I have never heard of such a thing.
 
yogi59weedr
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04/05/2020 11:33PM
To the last post. You refered to your wife as she says 3 times. What ever.... that is one big jazz pike......definitely would not go skinny dipping if I knew that thing was in there....
 
bobbernumber3
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04/06/2020 06:51AM
fishslayer: "...She says the true length of the fish is its shadow because it won't grow no matter how far you hold the fish forward because the sun is so far away...."

That's a great piece of information. Smart gal, your wife.

I get 42" from my t-shirt line to just below my knee. I am 6'2".
 
snakecharmer
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04/06/2020 06:35PM
fishslayer: "My wife says you are holding the fish forward to make it appear bigger. She says the true length of the fish is its shadow because it won't grow no matter how far you hold the fish forward because the sun is so far away. She says you would have to be 8 feet tall for the distance from the top of your t-shirt to your knee to be 48 inches. I have never heard of such a thing."

Hahaha! I'm not a shadow expert. But that is a very nice pike!!!
 
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