Jump to content

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

not 56 long

Recommended Posts

The northern in the picture is not 56 in. long. I have caught northern 45 in. and lots of 42 in. in Canada. The 45 in. I got weight 25 lbs. and all of my fish were released. The one in the picture is still a nice fish though.

0 1 Putt.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have to agree as to the size of the fish in the picture. I have a 49 1/2" Northern on my wall that wieghed 31# 4oz, The Northern in the picture doesn't come anywheres near the size of the one I caught.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, to tell you the truth, I am not gonna let ur negative feedback bother me. I will say this, and thats that I was there, my brother was there, and my son was there. It was 56" long. So I am sorry u feel the way u do. I have other pics as well that would show that 56 is 56, and not any other.......Brian

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sorry Brian, I wish it was as big as you say but by the looks of the photo theres no possible way it could be that long. If you sent more photos, like you stated in your post, we could get a better idea of the size. It is a nice Fish.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

In a less then perfect measuring tool for comparison of a photo fish I came up with this.

A baseball hat bills width is 6.5" if flat on a table, curled on a head it is 6 " wide, on average +/-. I checked 10 hats and they ran all about 6" wide at the base of the bill with a slight curl.

Using an overlay of the fish and allowing 6" for a long non fanned out tail past the picture cut off and I came up with 48-50" +/- 1".

Whatever guys, that is a guess, it is a heck of a nice pike and I am pleased Brian_S chose to (CPR) such a gorgeous fish.

We all have guestimated fish, it is not easy to do at times and is seldom dead on once we see the photo's latter on.

So, let’s not all blow a gasket over this deal, it may come back and haunt you some day too.


Backwater Eddy.......><,sUMo,>

Backwater Guiding
Ed Carlson


Link to comment
Share on other sites

This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • DoubleJarre
      Thanks for sharing this exciting career opportunity with Orvis in the Minneapolis area. It's great to see companies looking for passionate individuals to join their team, especially in the world of fly fishing.
    • gimruis
      Shocking, I know.  And what may be more surprising is that one need not head westward to find them either.  There is a thriving, reproducing population of them right here in Central MN.
    • leech~~
    • gimruis
      Cosmo and I took the afternoon off and went pheasant hunting in the fresh snow yesterday.  Tried some new spots that I have never hunted before.  Raised 28 total.  I got a double at the second spot.  Two roosters flushed simultaneously and I dropped both of them.  The first one one fell dead but the second one went down as a cripple.  After retrieving the dead one, I went over to where the second one went down and after some good dog work, Cosmo came out of a patch of grass with it.  Then the final spot produced another rooster for a December limit.  Hunting after a fresh snow is quite often my most productive and enjoyable hunt of the entire season.
    • BigAl264
      Did you ever trade the 30-30?  If not would you consider selling?
    • smurfy
      go look at the talmoon thread.....kettles got a good report.    earlier last week i guy from another address reported anything from no ice over by leech lake then closer to grand rapids from 2 to 2 1/5 to 5 inches !!!!!! 
    • Hookmaster
      Caught some crappies on the north end of Osakis on Nov 15th. Pulled from 25-27 feet. All laid on their side in the live well. All kept but one.
    • LakeofthewoodsMN
      On the south end...   Ice continues to form and make progress on Lake of the Woods.  With that being said, it is going to take some time before it is safe and fish houses are out.  Resort ice guides have been out checking ice thickness, flying drones over the ice and basically staying on top of current conditions.   Back bays are locked up and there is some spearing for pike that has been happening.  Ice conditions even in back bays vary, so for safety, please work through resorts and outfitters.   Most of Big Traverse Bay is ice covered.  There are still patches of open water, some cracks that have opened up, etc.  This is typical for this time of year and it will be a bit yet before most can give the green light.     Lake of the Woods is big and there are many areas of the lake resorts and outfitters go out on.  Each business will be monitoring ice conditions in their area and make informed decisions when it is allowed to access the ice through their ice access and what weight limits will be allowed. Resorts and outfitters have started marking trails on the ice in bays and close to shore.  When it is time to get out on the ice, we encourage working through resorts and outfitters and staying on marked trails for safety. On the Rainy River...   The Rainy River is ice covered.  Local resorts and ice guides are monitoring ice conditions in areas of the river they offer ice fishing.  As you have read in this report previously, work through a resort or outfitter for safety reasons.      Up at the NW Angle...  The Angle is ice covered (as a whole).  Outfitters and ice guides have been marking ice trails.  The ice roads and trails are not open yet, but much of the ice has frozen smooth and is coming along very nicely. There are always areas throughout the winter where there is current up at the Angle so it is important to stay on the marked trails, both when they open up and throughout the ice fishing season, which goes through March, Mother Nature dependent on course.    
    • monstermoose78
      Slab baits sells them and he is online. He also is local and goes to different events to sell baits and is ok facebook.  https://slabbaitshop.com/ 
    • SkunkedAgain
      Are you still planning on walking out there tomorrow? Has the ice actually thickened yet?
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.