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Sandmannd

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Sandmannd

Apparently this was caught without being hooked - it would not let go of the "small" northern that was! Caught on a river in Canada. 55lbs 56 inches - the pike it's eating is 36 inches.

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Deitz Dittrich

Top fish is not the same as the bottom fish.. and its was caught on hook and line.. and was caught across the sea. I want to say Holland?... The top 2 picts are not connected at all to the bottom pict, and have been floating around the net for a year or so now.. Still impressive fish!!!

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CrappieAttitude

Just say NO to Canada, But Yes to HOLLAND. grin.gif This picture has been around more times and the location keeps changing. I have even seen it on the "braggin" board in gander with a photoshop face job. I think it has officially been proven to be caught in Holland. It is a nice fish though.

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Deitz Dittrich

FOund it.. from Rob Kimm

Quote:

The bottom photo is a pike from holland caught by Ewout Blom in March of 2006. 127cm and 19.4 kilos, which works out to right around 50 inches, and just barely shy of 43 pounds...

The top photo has been floating around for at least a couple of years.

There are several more photos of the Dutch fish, plus a bunch of other BIG Dutch pike, in the fall issue of The Next Bite - Esox Angler Magazine.


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Sandmannd

Thanks for clearing it up Deitz. I knew the pics were real, but wasn't sure about the story. Would be fun to catch it anywhere.

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Weed Shark

Another clue the bottom one is different is the color of the water reflections. Bottom photo is not a cloudy day like like the top two.

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hanson

LOL!

FM Mythbusters smile.gif

I can't count the number of times I've seen those photos.

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slipperybob

Hmmm...how about a Zander photo being past for a monster walleye?

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crazyice

I have even seen those pics up in a local bait shop that the owner said a guy brought in and was with when it was caught. He told the owner that the guy in the photo was his cousin and that the fish was caught on the rainy river! Man, the rumor mill sure does run rampant!!

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Timrek

There was a list in either In-fisherman or Field & Stream recently about world musky / pike records and the U.S. isn’t even in the top 20. I don’t even think Canada was in there. Makes you want to catch a plane.

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Juan Grande

Regarding the Zander...better on the internet than in a restaraunt

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Hammer Handle

And look at the Zander photo...you think he could hold it any further away from his body and closer to the camera??

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Double D

All right, now who was the wise guy?!?!?!

I just was watching the Channel 5 Morning News and they were showing pictures of fish that viewers caught over the opening weekend. Lo and behold, what is the big fish picture winner but our favorite northern pike photo, with some guy named Larry catching it this past weekend on Rainy Lake. The news anchors and weather guy kept going on about how could he get that thing in the boat, so on and so on. I almost felt sorry for them, ah, if they only knew.

If you're on this board, Larry, fess up now, and congrats on pulling a fast one on Channel 5.

DD

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Random guy

Oh boy, here we go again with the Blom pike. I have recieved that picture in emails for a year now. It has been caught on Red, the Rainy, Lake of the woods, Mille Lacs, St.Clair, Erie and even one email that stated it was caught on reservation waters? confused.gif

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Deitz Dittrich

LOL @ DD... I e-mailed KSTP this morning and told them that poor Larry from pine city is lieing.. LOL and I gave them the correct information on the fish.

the fish is still on their web page.. LOL

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Ryan M

How come I can't see the picture in this thread?

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snoozebutton

Quote:

LOL @ DD... I e-mailed KSTP this morning and told them that poor Larry from pine city is lieing.. LOL and I gave them the correct information on the fish.

the fish is still on their web page.. LOL


It's still there and good ol' Larry says it was caught on the US side of Rainy. grin.gif

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nofishfisherman

i emailed them also, hopefully they wise up a little. KSTP isn't the most accuarte news source. They have a history of running with just about any piece of garbage they think is interesting whether its fact or in this case fiction.

But I guess they don't see the need to fact check a simple fishing photo.

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magnumthunder

If it was caught in MN it was an illegal fish. The guy holding it is breaking the law just by holding it for the pictures! I too have seen those photos, long before this years opener!!

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MuleShack

He certainly couldn't pick his nose with those fingers.... grin.gif

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united jigsticker

Oh he could pick it...Trust me, he could pick it.

I've never heard of a couple bratwurst up the nose hurtin' anybody.

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FishesWithKids

Someone told me this pic was on the board at the Brainerd Gander store. Will have to see tomorrow.

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iland99

Quote:

How come I can't see the picture in this thread?


Don't worry, if you have an email address, you'll see the pictures sooner or later!

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shintz

The Zander photo is rediculous. There is a black line around the fish and for goodness sake there are two front fins. Very poor PhotoShoping, That is hilarious.

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