10 years ago (almost to the current date), in April, I landed this pike on Lake of the Woods. 40 inches on a deadbait setup fishing intentionally for pike. It was my first time pike fishing on Lake of the Woods and the fish was caught within the first 20 minutes of fishing. It ended up being the biggest of the weekend and a new PB. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to line up a trip to get back there again for pike but look forward to the day that I can.
I was wondering what direction this was going yesterday? I didn't want my fingers slapped by eyeguy for going off topic!!!!!👍🤣
so really how many rods and reels does one really need? I know that's not a good question to ask here!!!!!!😇 but my wife and I have 6 each winter rods in a rod box, and we both have 4 summer rods for various applications...….unless something breaks or wears out I can justify having more.
and those baitcasters………………. all I see are rats nests...….if I use one...……...don't ask why I know!!!!!!!!🥴
We estimated between 20 and 21 but will never know. May as well add a musky pic. Never did catch one while targeting them. Lol. Got this one on Leech. 8 feet of water. 8 pound test. 1/8 oz jig with fathead. 48 incher. Lol. A day of 8’s.
Legally, due to the Governor's order, they cannot pack them in a liquor store. Those shoppers must also maintain appropriate social distancing while inside. Same for you when you buy bait, get gas, get groceries, whatever.
That's a potential real problem and what could inspire the closure of boat launches. If it becomes apparent that we are not following the rules, we will be restricted further. The only reason for the "stay at home order" was because we can't be trusted to use good sense.
Definitely possession limits have to be looked at a little more seriously. A person would be amazed how many of the same guys you see fish the same lake day after day keeping fish. The only positive with the 5 fish limit is they are at least keeping less then they would if the limit was 20 bluegill. If it were 20 they would have a 100 a week versus 25. Sad but true no matter how we all want to look at it. Many fisherman are way over there possession limits, Freezers are full we all know of people who have big fish fry's every year and its definitely not boxed cod there serving 😉 With the lack of CO's out there enforcement is tough even with the TIP hotline.