In ely shag has some giant pike as does burntside. My buddies speared one pine mostly as it has lots of small sized pike. To blame spearers is total BS !!! Try talking to people to inform them why they should release big pike.
I watch way more big pike die from tip up fishing than spearing. That’s in Central Minnesota as well. Most the spearers I know are very picky on what fish they will spear. I watched a group of young guys catch 20 pike most of them were over 25 inches from what I could see they were in the limits as the had 10-12 guys but it was sad to see those larger pike being taken. Don’t blame spearers for missing big pike as it’s everyone.
Purchased this house with the floor attachment two weeks ago used it twice it's way to big just for me was wondering if someone might want to make a trade for a one man thermal flip over must be in good to new condition prefer clam houses but open to other brands. Located in Sauk Rapids.
Haven’t tried them myself but if your going with a portable and snowmobile and it’s a bust you can pick up and move quick. I’m heading up on the 4th and was going to try jumping the rock piles. Let us know how it goes for you and best of luck!
I'm assuming they planned to get those fish mounted, which leads to a question I've wondered about...can you get a speared pike mounted? I would assume the holes left by the spear would make it pretty tough, but maybe the taxidermists have some tricks up their sleeve.