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Blue/Silver Pike

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I caught this Pike while Musky Fishing on Lake Winnie last weekend. I first thought I had a little Muskie on when it came by the boat as it was so silver and blue in the water. I was Fishing with retired guide that day and he had never seen anything like it either. The picture does a ok job of showing the color but if you look look at the tail section that is how the whole fish looked not in the sun. The only reason I kept it is because the fish in hailed my bucktail and was dead within a few minutes after putting it in the live well. I am guessing the fish was crossed with a Musky and never became a Tiger Musky for some reason. I should have mounted the fish but it was small and I can always get a replica made if I decide to. Here is the Pic.

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From the DNR northern pike site:

"An uncommon variant called the silver pike is dark silver or greenish gray, rather like the "clear" coloration of the muskie; yet it is a northern pike and has the northern pike's scale and pore pattern."

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Thanks. It is funny you mentioned if it tasted good I just finished up was left over from the fish fry the other night for lunch today and yes it was very good.

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Hiya -

Blue pike are pretty neat. I ice fish a lake with a lot of them in it - catch one almost every time out. They can occur anywhere, but there are a handful of lakes around the Park Rapids/Nevis area where they pop up quite frequently. The biggest recorded in MN, at least officially, was an 18 pounder from Snowbank Lake.

I have a couple friends who are hardcore pike chasers - they go all over the world - and one of them caught a 25 pound blue pike in Canada a couple years back. Photo looks like a clear muskie at first glance, until you look closer. Pretty awesome fish.

Rob Kimm

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I catch several a year here in Iowa, fairly common here. My daughters first pike was a silver through the ice a couple years ago. I got 3 on 4 casts a few novembers ago.

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thats a cool looking fish. wont really be able to spear that if it came into the hole cause I bet it would resemble a muskey to close and would have to pass on it.

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I just got back from Canada where I got one.Its very deep blue in color.If I can figure out this pic posting thing Ill post one of it.

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if you have some troubles with posting the pic email to me and I will post it for ya. might not be until tonight

email is machonellc@yahoo.com

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