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Pike on crappie jig and 2lb test

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Well this was fun! I fished a NE metro lake Saturday morning. Found tons of crappies in 4 to 5 feet of water. Water temps around 54 degrees. They were getting demolished by pike in the shallows, what a spectacular show they put on! 

 

Couldn't find a crappie bigger than 8 inches so none were kept then this pike came along. It took about 7 minutes to fight with such light tackle and I thought for sure I'd lose it. I'm a kayak angler so this got really exciting! If the jig didnt set right at the corner of it's mouth of course the line would cut immediately but this still took a lot of careful fighting. 

 

Can't wait for the season to start in a few weeks!!

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nice work!

i fish from my kayak as well and it is always fun to hook one of those monsters 

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1 hour ago, Rancid Crabtree said:

nice work!

i fish from my kayak as well and it is always fun to hook one of those monsters 

I love these fish! The attitude is always fun and they taste great. The strip of y bones can be cut right out with a little effort. 

 

I know where I'll be early in the morning May 13th with topwaters and swimbaits! 

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On 4/26/2017 at 3:24 PM, TNtoMN_HuntFish said:

I love these fish! The attitude is always fun and they taste great. The strip of y bones can be cut right out with a little effort. 

 

I know where I'll be early in the morning May 13th with topwaters and swimbaits! 

heck yea dude. I am looking forward to trying out a pickling recipe after opener. Pickling dissolves the Y bones in pike under 26 inches.

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MMMM northern are tastey

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On Sun May 07 2017 at 10:34 PM, ZachD said:

MMMM northern are tastey

Yes they are! I can't believe more people won't put in the effort to get the bones out and eat these fish. They have great tasting meat. 

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been eating them for 50 years. always take the Y out as I eat it. :)  pretty easy. 

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For sure there just as good as any fish I've ever had. And they always put up a sweet fight! Always seem to catch them when not actually fishing for them.

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Can't wait for saturday morning. Some Pike will be sizzling in coconut oil later that evening! 

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