Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
DonBo

Aggresive Pike

Recommended Posts

I've heard guys talk about this, but I've never seen it till yesterday.

I was walleye fishing and hooked what felt like a decent fish. After fighting it for a few seconds it made a huge run. I was thinking musky. Finally got it up near the surface and I could see it was a northern. Well this northern had a 16" walleye in it's mouth! I hooked the walleye and the pike grabbed it. Almost got them both in the net, the pike didn't let go till the last second. The pike was only about 24-26" and I'm sure he didn't weigh any more than the walleye.

Pretty good start to the day I thought. That was almost as cool as seeing the 4'+ sturgeon all the way out of the water just 20' from the boat!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did the same thing with a 12 inch perch this early summer. I could feel the perch hitting the jig, just a tap tap tap tap... All of a sudden, BAM. I almost lost my rod. Ended up getting both fish in the net, the pike was was right around 30 inches.

First time that's happened to me too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is really cool. Had it happen to me too with a pike hitting a smallmouth a few years back. The pike wasn't any bigger then 30" and the smallie was about 15".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4 years ago with a small perch. Was about 10 yds from boat when northern smacked it. Caught both.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had that happen this summer with 2 pound bass and a 44 inch musky. It hit when the bass was being reeled in on the surface right by the boat. I held on for my life while the musky did the same. Ended netting the both after a minute of not knowing what to do. The bass was my limit fish for my tourney, swam right off after release, even with some very visible teeth marks...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I caught a 10 inch pike once and it wrapped my line around a log, once we got the boat up to the snag we seen that a bigger northern had grabbed hold of the little guy, he let go and took off when we showed up. The little guy had a nice gash on his belly, but swam away fine.

I like to fish spinnerbaits for pike, I've caught a few that had grabbed hold of only the spinner and wouldn't let go. Have also gotten bitten off by pike only catch it a few minutes later with lure still in it's mouth.

As far as muskies go, I've had a few follows and long stares as I've reeled in smallmouths. But none have grabbed hold of the bass (yet).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of my earliest memories I was crappie fishing with my dad (30 years ago or so) and he had a Northern attack the crappie he was reeling in. White on the belly was at least 24" long as it rolled by the boat and took off with the back of the crappie missing from the dorsal to tail.

Fun exciting stuff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had the same exact thing happen last night with my wife while fishing crappies. Wife was watching the bobber go down and reeling it in with all her might up to the side and all I see is a pike and then flash it was gone and here was a small rock bass all chewed up still sucking on the minnow. It was almost one of those 3 generations pictures. Minnow <---Rock Bass <----Northern. It was cool while it lasted for a few seconds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Here are two more for you leech, but this time the holes were in some red pines up the Echo Trail.
    • No, no it looks like it was carved.  
    • I'm going to give it one last hoorah tomorrow morning. Going to be a quick effort before work but I've got a couple toms patterned pretty well. 
    • Have 2 pair of Costa sunglasses and cases for sale. Very good condition. $80 a pair FIRM!!! Only selling because I bought new prescription Costas. Live near Elk River. 
    • Cool, but that Goldeneye looks a little stuffed stiff. 
    • Here are a couple of pics of ducks nesting in tree cavities. We have a goldeneye and a hooded merganser. 
    • Spring is exploding right into summer across Wisconsin. You would never know that just three weeks ago the Northwoods was covered with ice and snow. Memorial Day weekend kicks of the unofficial start to summer and many of the reservable campsite at state parks and forests are booked. The best remaining camping opportunities can be found in the non-reservable campsites in northern state forests. The lower Wisconsin River continues to run high, but there were signs of sandbars beginning to emerge in some areas as water slowly drops.Universe in the Park astonomy program begins this weekend with program at Blue Mound and Kohler-Andrae state parks.Photo credit: UW-Madison Dept. of AstronomyFields and forests have greened up, and regular rains have kept fire danger low to moderate across most of the state with just a few areas still in high fire danger. Through the spring fire season 639 wildfires burned 1,800 acres; 53 structures were destroyed and another 441 were threatened, but saved.Wisconsin's northern zone musky season opens this Saturday and spring fish assessments are showing they won't be disappointed with what they find, with many fish over 40 inches netted and released. .
    • P. S. Seasoning has a Memorial Say sale of 20% off everything plus free shipping on orders over $30.
    • Definitely blacks.  I haven't hit my blacks spot yet but matbe this weekend. 
    • Had a decent breeze last night so wasn't too bad.