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.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
musky_tail05

Awesome day of pike fishing with pics!

16 posts in this topic

Wow.....that's all I can say about today. Here's the story... Me and a friend of mine (Brian Jones) decided to take a day trip to Upper Red lake for some pike fishing. This is the second time we've targeted pike on URL. We set a goal for the day: One of us had to catch a new personal best pike. Mine was 41.25" from last years trip to Red and Brian's was 38.5" from Cass. We broke personal best's three times today. Total for today: 35.5", 36.5", 38", 40", 41.75", 42.5". We also lost a couple. By far the best day of pike fishing I've ever had. We caught new personal best's 10 minutes apart! All the fish were released after some exciting battles. I think I'm still smiling! Here's the pictures of the fish in the order they were caught in with some info on them:

SDC10240.jpg

Brian with his first personal best at 40"

SDC10249.jpg

Me with my new personal best at 41.75". These fish were caught 10 minutes apart!

SDC10254.jpg

Brian with a 38"

SDC10257.jpg

Me with a 36.5"

SDC10264.jpg

Brian with his second personal best of the day at 42.5"

SDC10268.jpg

Brian with a 35.5"

Some cool release shots:

SDC10256.jpg

SDC10267.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my arms are tired just looking at them. whew. nice day. that 36.5 is stout. gonna be a biggun in a few years. nice job.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice pics and congrats on the new PB's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sweet!!! That kind of day would justify any amount of gas money to have that kinda trip. Congrats!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dang, what a trip! I just had a great pike fishing trip a few weeks ago, but we didn't get any in the boat over 39. Heck of trip and hats off to ya! I bet you won't forget that day any time soon!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice job guys. When a guy gets into those URL windows it really can be crazy.

Funny thing is only one or two boats on the lake lately. Most of us guides in the area are bear hunting, walleyes have been slow to the point we don't even have a single pound on this months creel survey and the pike should be slow but every now and then a hat trick happens.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That looks like a very good day. I really have to get up there for some pike fishing one of these years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice, nice, nice! A 36" I caught this summer had half that gerth. Super fat fish! Good job!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MT, nice fish and congrats on the awsome day.

I heard the fish are just starting to go on the lake you wanted me to take you and Brian out on. Should be in full swing within a couple weeks. Drop me a line when your thinking of heading down this way.

For now, off to S.D. for some pheasant hunting. Fri thru tue.

Duck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Arms Sore?

awesome looking fish guys. Looks like it was a great trip for you guys! Something that you will never forget

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Keep voting democrat, Minnesota.....
    • Human nature. Especially when one is emotionally invested in elections.   I haven't commented too much on this Russian stuff. Could be true. Could be all just many upset about the election results.    At the very least, Trump may be just getting a taste of his own medicine(the claim he had evidence BHO was not a citizen, the National Enquirer stories about Cruz)
    • Did "YOU" and the "WIFE" enjoy growing up in the cities?  Me personally I grew up in a farm town in southern MN and have lived in Shakopee for the past 25 years.  I absolutely cannot stand living in the cities.  Everything is amped up 500%.  Driving is nuts. Traffic is nuts.  Ever ride your bike down Minnehaha falls on the weekend?  Kids sports is outrageous.  In general if you want to fish, sled, atv, your driving up north...with everyone else on a Friday night.  Unless you get lucky as heck most neighbors are either phony as heck or you never see them.  Seems as though most folks never leave the house.  Unless you have lots of space/land you will have neighborhoods doing fireworks whenever, dogs barking, snowblowing at 10:00PM etc...  Kids rarely go out and play in the cities.  I've discovered that they are constantly being shuttled to event after event, so the notion that the kids on the street will play together is few and far between.  The schools, at least in Shakopee have been great from an educational standpoint!  However because they shift classes and actual schools every few years, my girls have never had the same classmates.  In the town I grew up in we only had 120 kids in the class, so you pretty much knew every kid.  Bussing can be quite limited when your kid wants to do afterschool activities and sports.  Talk about income inequality...in my hometown the farmer was generally the "rich guy" but you never really knew it.  In the cities you definitely know who the rich folks are and boy does it bring out the competition in folks.  And I'm not talking CEO's and big wigs, I'm talking 2 professionals pulling down 6 figures each.    That's the other thing most people skim over when talking about the greatness of the metro.  Sure if you can afford $125 tickets for the wild game, or $85 tickets for a play, or "shopping" as your activity it IS a great place.  But if your not willing to pony up the money for those events it can be a little boring.  That's why I enjoy Shakopee in that I can head down to the river and take a nice long walk in peace and quiet.  Especially in the winter!   Maybe because I'm getting older and older but this notion that life is all about money, money, money seems less and less important.  Granted I understand you have to make a living and provide for your family, which is why I deal with it, but ultimately you have decide what your family wants out of life.  That is why I am encouraging my kids to seek a life away from the big metro area.  Especially since they enjoy being outside so much.  Full disclose we bought a small cabin last year as our way to "deal with it".  Now I have a place to go to get away AND in 6 years when my youngest graduates high school I will be out of here...  Good luck!!!!
    • True, but we have liberal corporate run media and the fact you are seemingly blind to that fact shows your bias.     
    • my old house was a 6.5 x 12' (No V front) with an outside 2x4' in front for bathroom.   I really didn't notice any difference in towing it.  I know a guy who had his house built with about 2' wide V in front which opens the entire area up quite a bit and he wishes now he would have went 3' wide.  And this still gives you plenty of space on the V to put your LP tanks.     Wish I would have done that on my new 8x16'.   The little gas the V front may save you, to me is not worth the value of that extra space.    
    • I thought there was no point?
    • The US doesn't have state controlled media at all. Well, didn't have. Now we have Bannon and Breitbart in the White House, and of course at Trump's press conference there was only a single reserved seat: front and center for Breitbart.   As far as psychological manipulation: you are subjected to it daily, but usually for commercial purposes. You can easily go the whole day without seeing anything politics related, but good look avoiding advertising for a day.
    • Worst buy I ever bought. I sold it the next week. I like 13 products but not this line of products
  • Our Sponsors