2019 Pike Tally

NO, it's not a muskie, but it's close...
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2019 Pike Tally

Post by Fish-N-Fool » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:49 am

Got my season off to a good start today with 2 nice pike boated, we got 5 pike total in the boat all between 23" to 27 " on jerkbaits. My adopted kid got this one the day before New years 43 3/4" His PB. and only his 25th pike ever.
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Re: 2019 Pike Tally

Post by AJ's Dad » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:48 am

Looks like he started the year off with a beauty!

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Re: 2019 Pike Tally

Post by harleypiker » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:17 am

My goodness, Rick, who needs muskies when we could have an equal self-sustaining fishery of monster pike!!!!
Canada can't produce fat pike like that.

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Post by Fish-N-Fool » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:34 am

harleypiker wrote:My goodness, Rick, who needs muskies when we could have an equal self-sustaining fishery of monster pike!!!!
Canada can't produce fat pike like that.
I agree the future of pike fishing here in the N.W. is looking bright if the game dept. doesn't go and screw it up

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Re: 2019 Pike Tally

Post by AJ's Dad » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:10 pm

Canada can most certainly produce fat pike like that. I'll be back there in June and wearing my arms out catching them. Only thing is they'll be post spawn and on the skinny side. One day I'll go after them in October when they're fat and heavy!

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Re: 2019 Pike Tally

Post by harleypiker » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:11 pm

Mark, you can save a lot of wear and tear on your arms by just ice fishing for pike.
You buy a can of peas. You drill a hole in the ice. You place a ring of peas around the hole.,
When the big pike comes up to take a pea.....YOU GRAB HIM! [laugh]

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Re: 2019 Pike Tally

Post by Fish-N-Fool » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:40 am

harleypiker wrote:Mark, you can save a lot of wear and tear on your arms by just ice fishing for pike.
You buy a can of peas. You drill a hole in the ice. You place a ring of peas around the hole.,
When the big pike comes up to take a pea.....YOU GRAB HIM! [laugh]
I always thought that's how you catch Elephants?

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Re: 2019 Pike Tally

Post by Fish-N-Fool » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:33 pm

Sad to say I have not been able to get out and do any pike fishing in the last couple weeks. This weather has all my normal winter Pike waters froze solid!!!
Even the P.O. river below Newport is froze from shore to shore and that I have NEVER seen before in my 25 years of fishing it. It is also froze above the dam from the P.R. bridge to the lake.
I'm up to 11 pike so far this year with the biggest at 9 lbs. for me so far, but with this winter from hell in the last few weeks I don't know when I will be able to get out and fish again.

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Re: 2019 Pike Tally

Post by Fish-N-Fool » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:44 am

Well finally got out fishing again, but only managed 2 more small pike so far this spring. A Blue chrome HJ14 was the bait of the day.
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Re: 2019 Pike Tally

Post by Machias River » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:42 am

Looking forward to contributing to this thread. I live a tad under 3 miles from the Sun Up Bay launch. Hoping to learning a little bit about Lake C'dA over the next couple of decades!! :)

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Re: 2019 Pike Tally

Post by AJ's Dad » Thu May 16, 2019 4:51 am

Well I finally broke the ice last Saturday catching 4 small pike. It wasn't a stellar day but there were at least a few twenty somethings willing to play. I did have a monster follow me back to the boat, ever so close to a hand made lure I got from a new friend in Germany, but she wouldn't bite. Maybe next time. It's close to time for the bigger fish to be recovering from the spawn and start being a little more willing to do battle. I'm on the shelf this weekend due to the loss of a beloved family member, but I'll be back after them the following weekend. Then it's off to Saskatchewan again for the Packernut and I in June. 21 days till our departure!!!!

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Re: 2019 Pike Tally

Post by harleypiker » Thu May 16, 2019 4:03 pm

I ice fished Killarney and Hayden Lake this winter with no success. Have picked up a pair of 6 pounders and lost another at shore at Roosevelt. So off to a slow start also. Gill nets everywhere in the bays, mouth of Kettle River, Colville River, etc. They move them around every few days. Big article in Colville Statesman Examiner paper this week about how terrible the pike are and how proud of the herculean effort many parties are making to
keep them from getting past Coulee Dam and eating all the downriver salmon. I guess its more noble to have the sea lions eating 40% of the salmon runs than to have those horrible pike do it.
I'm waiting to read of those big pike catches from Rick.

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Re: 2019 Pike Tally

Post by Fish-N-Fool » Thu May 23, 2019 8:47 pm

Hey Chucky it's time. :) I have been out piking a bit, but not posting much. Had a couple really good days this year so far. One trip over to Wash. a few weeks ago and got 13 pike in a afternoon from 25 to 28.5 in. and today I got 5 pike from about 13 lbs up to 23 lb. The smaller fish were 35 to 37" and the 2 big girls pictured were 40 1/2 " and 42 1/2". That brings me to a 31 pike total so far for the year.
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Pike so far; 31
# of fish over 10 lbs; 5
# of fish over 20 lbs; 2
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Re: 2019 Pike Tally

Post by harleypiker » Fri May 24, 2019 9:25 am

You Da Pikeman!! I've got to get my r... in gear (rhymes) or I won't be able to show my face here. Some day I will put a 20+ in my bucket....list.

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