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Re: Pike need lovin too... [Re: Yukoner] #4126337 05/29/10
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Reminds me of Crocodile Dundee... Would take a real knife to cut those steaks! wink

I jus' been officially one-upped! wink
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Re: Pike need lovin too... [Re: northern_dave] #4126912 05/30/10
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How does the Pike taste, in comparison to my favorite freshwater fish, the Walleye? Def a lot more meat on the pike. You guys have caught some real brutes!

I just caught my first Walleye here a couple weeks ago, and fried him up for dinner. My wife and 3 year old neice LOVED IT. I hadn't had a walleye for dinner in probably 20 years, when my Dad caught one on a fluke grin


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Re: Pike need lovin too... [Re: LiveFree] #4126933 05/30/10
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Pike, IMHO are every bit as good as walleye, provided they are cooked fresh ....
The "Y" bones are a bit of a learning curve but you can get past that.
Nice white flaky meat...excellent done "Canadian Shore Lunch" style...


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Re: Pike need lovin too... [Re: Sitka deer] #4127014 05/30/10
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Originally Posted by Sitka deer
Reminds me of Crocodile Dundee... Would take a real knife to cut those steaks! wink

I jus' been officially one-upped! wink
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Not really. Just remembering a nice frosty morning with Marg last fall. smile

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Re: Pike need lovin too... [Re: ingwe] #4128973 05/31/10
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Originally Posted by ingwe
Pike, IMHO are every bit as good as walleye, provided they are cooked fresh ....
The "Y" bones are a bit of a learning curve but you can get past that.
Nice white flaky meat...excellent done "Canadian Shore Lunch" style...


Ingwe


Went out last night again, got skunked. I am hoping to find me some Pike to eat soon smile. I'm heading to the largest lake in CO next weekend, the big Blue Mesa res. Nice lakers, Bows, and hopefully some Kokanee grin


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Re: Pike need lovin too... [Re: LiveFree] #4129281 05/31/10
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Pike are every bit as good as eye maybe better.

Re: Pike need lovin too... [Re: widrahthaar] #4151504 06/08/10
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Well doggone it, i just found this thread. We are leaving for a week in Manitoba fitchin' pike Friday. Here is a pic from last year (my brother and a 41.5):

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And a cousin to the pike, a 50" muskie caught by yours truly:
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the releaseh shot of the same fish:
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And just a teaser.....I will be doing this in a few days:
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Re: Pike need lovin too... [Re: Berettaman] #4303912 08/06/10
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Just noticed this thread, great photos guys smile

My one encounter with a member of the pike family was a chain pickerel in Lake Caddo, Tx. He hit a floating frog while I was bass fishing. Didn't hook him but he left a double row of tooth marks in the lure.

There was a notorious case in Lake Davis, California where someone decided the lake needed northerns, and apparently stocked them in the lake without authorization. The lake was well known for trophy rainbows, and there was much concern the pike would eat the 'bows. Also concern if they got over the dam they could make it into the Sacramento Delta, where it would be impossible to eradicate them. The lake was eventually drained far down and poisoned to ensure the total removal of the pike. The original cuplrit was never identified.

I need to go visit my sis in Minnesota and catch me some pike smile Looks like a blast!


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Re: Pike need lovin too... [Re: tex_n_cal] #4313723 08/09/10
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tried to shore fish for pike and smallmouths last weekend.....biting flies attempted to drag my mini dachshund down the bank for supper so i rescued her and got the hell out of there.....dont ever remember them being this bad.....


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Re: Pike need lovin too... [Re: rattler] #4321237 08/12/10
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Cuz & I were on local lake last eve. throwing Johnsons for snakes. I deflowered my 7 1/2' medium Reaction Strike, Cardiff 200, 50# Power Pro rig, hooking up with a 24" or so pike. I sure do like this rig, hopint to get into bigger muskie and pike later this year. 83 surface water. Had some follows, bumps & misses. Good time. Great thread, thanks ND.


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