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might have to pike fish some more

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today while crappie fishin i caught a 29.5 incher (7-8lbs?) on tonka. 4 lb test with my ultralight Gloomis G2. whooo was it a battle, around 10-15 minutes, much of which i couldnt even move the fish. i think i might do some pike fishin on opener lol...and i was by myself(thank God i brought a net in case), netted it with the rod in the other hand, wish i had brought the camera

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Sounds like a nice pike. There is nothing wrong with targeting pike on opener, usually a lot more action than those pesky walleyes!!!

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I know I'll be on a couple of my fav pike lakes on opener. I'm not much of a walleye guy and it gives me a good excuse to cast for something. Just gotta figure out the toothy critters are gonna be hiding on Saturday. Usually isn't tough to find em on certain lakes.

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Yeah, why box yourself in on one species? I'm a walleye guy on those few days a year when I hit them well. I'm often a pike guy too. More action and it gets my blood pumping when you get those big toothies.

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yea well i usually river fish for smallmouth and walleyes, and when lakes i typically target bass(obviously not now) or crappies. i am definately going to pike fish a bit more, its not like ive never targeted them before, just dont do it very often

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i love fishing pike on my UL.. its so much fun.. and the fight is amazing.. there is a inland water i fish that is filled with 7-10+lb northern in it

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Sounds like a similar situation I found myself in last Monday. I actually had my camera with me... and I always bring my net just in case something like this happens. 27" Pike on 5' St. Croix Premier UL with 2 lb. line:

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...sorry about the strange face!

I was surprised to actually bring it to the boat with that puny noodle of a rod. In a few hours, that rod would become a 4'6". For some reason, the rod wouldn't hold up to a muskie hitting on a different 20" pike I had hooked... should of seen my face after that!

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lol my rod broke the next time i was getting it out to use it cry, i think it weakened it pretty bad

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