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wanger29

Caught the same pike twice!

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Went over to the Trempleau float today and caught about a 5-6 lb pike running cranks close to shore. I had given the fish away and the guy accidently dropped the stringer and fish in the water before tying stringer down. About 4 hrs. laters, Honest to God, I threw just a simple lindy,(out about 30 yards-give or take in the main channel), and got a womp right off the bat. Fought it back and had, luckily, the hook right at end of lip. Netted another pike which happenned to be the exact same pike, due to the fact that the stringer was still attached. Was a pretty cool thing to happen!

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JBMasterAngler

That is pretty cool. Years ago I hooked into a pike with a rapala, snapped the line. About 20 minutes later my dad caught the same pike, rapala still intact. Crazy how that works.

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ec30_06

I have retrieved several crappie jigs by throwing a spinnerbait or rapala out right after getting bitten off.

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smg04

i've heard somewhere that fish's brains are so small they only have like a 20-30 second memory, could be true or false i guess, but it would explain catching the same fish twice???

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JBMasterAngler

I've heard that too...I think the time span depends on the fish...I've heard bass can remember things for up to 15 minutes. When I was a kid I caught the same smallie 3 or 4 times in a span of a couple hours...I knew it was the same one because he kept hanging around the dock (kinda' like he was sick or something).

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