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by harleypiker
Sun May 22, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Muskie Fishing
Topic: East side tiger tournament, Spring 2016???
Replies: 16
Views: 5867

Re: East side tiger tournament, Spring 2016???

Nice "catch" on the Mania post, Buddy. Thanks.
Muskyhunter--yes, we appreciate the Tiger support from those and other biologists from WDFW. Without that the tiger program might die an easy death from the bad vibes from other fishermen.
by harleypiker
Sat May 21, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Muskie Fishing
Topic: East side tiger tournament, Spring 2016???
Replies: 16
Views: 5867

Re: East side tiger tournament, Spring 2016???

Mountain Muskies is collaborating with NW TIGER PAC to pay for and encourage the WDFW to instruct us as to their specifications for an ample number of signs for all Tiger lakes. There is a Tiger muskie info sign at the entrance to the launch at Silver Lake but none at the docking area board where pe...
by harleypiker
Wed May 18, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Muskie Fishing
Topic: East side tiger tournament, Spring 2016???
Replies: 16
Views: 5867

Re: East side tiger tournament, Spring 2016???

We had a very nice little tournament. 10 boats, 20 fishermen. Largest was 38 1/2" (190 bucks!). Seven fish over 30" and a couple under. Nice warm day in the 70s and moderate wind. One 39 1/2" tiger was left on the bank by a benevolent bass fisherman. So that in a way was the big fish of the day........
by harleypiker
Sun May 08, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Muskie Fishing
Topic: East side tiger tournament, Spring 2016???
Replies: 16
Views: 5867

Re: East side tiger tournament, Spring 2016???

This is to confirm that the tiger muskie tournament sponsored by Mountain Muskies is next Saturday, May 14, at Silver Lake just east of Medical Lake, Wa. at the public boat launch. Registration up to 6:30 a.m. and fishing from 7:00-4:00 p.m. followed by cash awards and the famous cutout wooden fish ...
by harleypiker
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Here Pikey Pikey...
Topic: 2016 Pike Tally
Replies: 105
Views: 22219

Re: 2016 Pike Tally

Well, finally got the pikeometer started yesterday for 2016. Got a 29 inch x 5 1/2 lb. nice politically incorrect pike out of the' Columbia near Kettle Falls. It was great--pulling line all over. Like Babe Winkleman says "there ain't nuttin like big pike fishing, nuttin like it!".
by harleypiker
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Here Pikey Pikey...
Topic: Wait Those Aren't Voracious Pike?!
Replies: 7
Views: 2158

Re: Wait Those Aren't Voracious Pike?!

That proves it--everything is a predator--including me!!
by harleypiker
Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Here Pikey Pikey...
Topic: Kettle Falls area boat launches.
Replies: 6
Views: 2497

Re: Kettle Falls area boat launches.

That would be swell. We've been trying to do that for a couple years :fish:
by harleypiker
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Here Pikey Pikey...
Topic: Kettle Falls area boat launches.
Replies: 6
Views: 2497

Re: Kettle Falls area boat launches.

The Kettle Falls launch is the place to use now. Marcus is high and dry. Be careful going north from K.F. Very shallow half buried rocky bars just north of the double bridges and shallow gravel bars out from singer's bay half way up to Marcus. I grounded on one last spring in the middle of the lake ...
by harleypiker
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Here Pikey Pikey...
Topic: What I have in Common with Valdimir Putin?????
Replies: 5
Views: 2091

Re: What I have in Common with Valdimir Putin?????

Too bad one top predator didn't take a bite out of another top predator!!
by harleypiker
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Here Pikey Pikey...
Topic: Great Story by one our own
Replies: 6
Views: 1777

Re: Great Story by one our own

Good job Mark. And cudos to Alan for talking to us. That must be pisces incorrect for sports writers! I'm jealous you get
to be #1 piker but at least I'm tied with many others for the #2 slot!! [thumbsup]
by harleypiker
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Muskie Fishing
Topic: East side tiger tournament, Spring 2016???
Replies: 16
Views: 5867

Re: East side tiger tournament, Spring 2016???

Mountain Muskies Chapter 60 of Muskies, Inc. is sponsoring an open Tiger Muskie tournament at Silver Lake(about 15 miles west of Spokane, just 1/2 mile east of Medical Lake) May 14, 0630 registration at the public WDFW launch. 0700 fishing starts running to 4 p.m. All are welcome. 2 people per boat ...
by harleypiker
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Here Pikey Pikey...
Topic: Pike gillnetting Lake Roosevelt
Replies: 2
Views: 1430

Re: Pike gillnetting Lake Roosevelt

That "bottleneck at Kettle Falls" referred to in the article is a little over a quarter mile wide and 130+ feet deep. That will take quite a net in that strong current to pinch off the pike.....and kokanee, rainbows, bass, walleye, sturgeon.... Ah, yes, I wonder if they will report how many of those...
by harleypiker
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Here Pikey Pikey...
Topic: Northern Pike Summary Report 2015 University of Idaho
Replies: 10
Views: 3032

Re: Northern Pike Summary Report 2015 University of Idaho

Interesting that the big pike swallowed the little pike backwards. He obviously knew that the little pike had no dorsal fin to puncture his gullet. Nearly all of the pike I have cleaned from the chain lakes over the past 20 years have had perch in them. Perch's fins bother them not. I remember one t...
by harleypiker
Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Ice Fishing!
Topic: Ice Reports 2015-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 6542

Re: Ice Reports 2015-2016

I fished Curlew yesterday....kinda. 2 inches of partially frozen mush over 1 to 1.5 inches of hard ice. We Had to use ropes and hang onto or close to dock at state park and trestle up north. The snow and mush is insulating against much ice accumulation. Got skunked on muskies and perch to boot.
by harleypiker
Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Ice Fishing!
Topic: Ice Reports 2015-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 6542

Re: Ice Reports 2015-2016

I was hoping to get my tip ups over to Idaho in a few days but I suppose the warmup in three days will ruin that. C'mon jack frost!
by harleypiker
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Here Pikey Pikey...
Topic: 2015 PIKE TALLEY
Replies: 121
Views: 12778

Re: 2015 PIKE TALLEY

Those are beautiful Pike, Mark. I should have gone to the big lake instead of the chain lake nurseries. Love those horizontal Holds!
by harleypiker
Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Here Pikey Pikey...
Topic: 2015 PIKE TALLEY
Replies: 121
Views: 12778

Re: 2015 PIKE TALLEY

Hey, nice job. Looks like I picked the wrong lake or wrong day, or wrong lure or ........
by harleypiker
Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Here Pikey Pikey...
Topic: 2015 PIKE TALLEY
Replies: 121
Views: 12778

Re: 2015 PIKE TALLEY

Fished CDA chain lake Thurs. p.m. and Friday a.m. and managed 7 pike up to 24". Partner got 6. Medium slow. Chilly morning didn't help. 49 for the year.
by harleypiker
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Here Pikey Pikey...
Topic: What is the best way to hold a Esox Trophy
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: What is the best way to hold a Esox Trophy

Thanks Fish-n-Fool for addressing this topic by submitting a professionally done article. I have been tempted to comment but your submission by quotes from experts takes the topic out of the hands of us rank-n-file opinion holders. I am surprised, especially, when I see the 'expert' TV fishermen con...
by harleypiker
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Muskie Fishing
Topic: IFPAG Meeting, Aug. 1, 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2980

Re: IFPAG Meeting, Aug. 1, 2015

That's right and they got my $98 license and $20 invasive sticker and fuel money and ice money and campground money....and not Washington....