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My money winning pike from last year. (pic.)

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I finally made an account and figured out how to post a picture so here it is. We all put in a pretty good chunk of change which goes to the biggest fish. Well, my dad caught a dang nice pike (I don't remember exactly how big, but somewhere around 8 pounds+/-) So he was pretty confidant the $ was his. Then I'm jigging a spoon using my dads Vexilar when I noticed a big mark submerged about half way off the bottom. I reeled up to it and SMACK! Good thing I had Spiderwire on. After a long fight I pulled a 14 pound pike out of the hole. Awesome experience and a big money winner!

How common is it to catch big pike jigging? We were fishing out of Morris Point.

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Whoa! That's freaky, I caught one last winter right outside the gap that was 14 lbs too. It also had a mark on the rear of the fish just like yours. Hmmm???

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Those red spots where from lamprey eels. She had 2 of them stuck on her when we pulled her out of the ice. Knocked them off for the picture.

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yepper, that be the lamprey hicky.

nasty little guys them lampreys.

It's not uncommon at all to hook into a big pike like that, more common I think or at least in my experience if you are fishing a reef.

big sturgeon through the ice is a more uncommon, but it happens too.

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