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Huge Pike

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Just wanted to share some photos a friend emailed me. Evidently this huge pike, they say 56"/55lb, on Rainey Lake, grabbed ahold of a 36" pike that was being reeled in, and they were able to net them both!

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee175/gonorthanychance/bigpike1.jpg

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee175/gonorthanychance/bigpike2.jpg

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee175/gonorthanychance/bigpike3.jpg

I'd like to see its' mother!

GoNorth

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Finnbay:

Thanks for the info, this was the first I had seen these, guess it took a while for them to show up in Indiana.

My son did have a similar experience on his first fly-in trip to Canada reeling in a 10lb pike and having a muskie take off with it. Never saw much of the muskie, but saw the bite marks on the pike, close to 9" across.

GoNorth

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Those can be real exciting encounters! Great fish stories for a lifetime! Had a client on Crooked one time. Told fish stories all the way up and he was skeptical to say the least. Got set up at our camp late and had just enough time to catch 3 or 4 "eaters" for breakfast. Left them on the stringer overnight. When we pulled it in the next morning, an 8-pound pike had swallowed one and couldn't get off of the stringer. My client said "I'll never not believe another of your fish stories - up here the fish put themselves on the stringer"! grin.gifgrin.gif

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Now that is the true definition of the term "Gator"!

Thanks for the photo!

Justin

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Ya I think it was caught in Europe or something like that. Its been floating around the internet for a few years now.

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Not this one again confused.gif

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I guess big fish tales never die. Nice try on your buds part to slip it by you though. Tell him April 1st is a long ways out!

Tunrevir~

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If Holland has pike like that, I'm going! grin.gif

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I'd still like to see its' momma!

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i've been a member for a year, and this must be the 4th time i've seen these pics. still awesome cool.gif

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