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went out for a bit today. seen a GIANT northern pike. well over the 30" range. maybe into the 40's. she came back out of the calvert after she tried getting up stream. she may be the same pike (my pb 22lb 5oz (look at dp)) that i caught on feb 3. but i am not saying she is.

after a while i hooked up to a feisty white sucker

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a while later i hooked up to a nice carp while pitching for perch and crappie

here she . 14lb 3 oz

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Yeah, I'd love to see pics of a 22 lb pike!! Way to go man!

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y no pics of the pike

if i would have caught her there would be many pictures. she went down the current way to fast for me to even get a shot

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Yeah, I'd love to see pics of a 22 lb pike!! Way to go man!

i have my 22lb northern as my dp.

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Quote Carpmanjake "if i would have caught her there would be many pictures. she went down the current way to fast for me to even get a shot"

Carpmanjake nice pictures. I wouldnt be advertising that you would have tried to catch her if you had a chance they are out of season just to give you a head up.

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On a side note I witnessed an odd pair of fish cruising together yesterday. One was a carp 24" range with a pike a liitle longer side by side. Thepike would not leave the carp at all. I seen the pair swim all down the shore and hold up right under the bank. I had the carp pick up my bait but didnt set the hook I didnt want to break this couple up. I would like to see their offspring. lol

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Quote Carpmanjake "if i would have caught her there would be many pictures. she went down the current way to fast for me to even get a shot"

Carpmanjake nice pictures. I wouldnt be advertising that you would have tried to catch her if you had a chance they are out of season just to give you a head up.

i did not try and catch her. but things happen when your fishing. like my 10lb4oz pb walleye, caught in that SAME spot last year, on corn (while i was carp fishing).

and all last spring i was having pike take my nymph flies while i was fly fishing for carp.

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On a side note I witnessed an odd pair of fish cruising together yesterday. One was a carp 24" range with a pike a liitle longer side by side. Thepike would not leave the carp at all. I seen the pair swim all down the shore and hold up right under the bank. I had the carp pick up my bait but didnt set the hook I didnt want to break this couple up. I would like to see their offspring. lol

i have been seeing this too! except the pike are usually smaller. they patrol the outer perimeter of the carp school. almost like sheep dogs herding sheep. very cool

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I have also seen walleye do the same thing.

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nice spot you got there jake and nice pics

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My PB LM bass came on corn off the bottom while fishing for carp. Unfortunately, no camera that day. Nice fish, carpman!

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