• 2017 Pike tally

  • NO, it's not a muskie, but it's close...
NO, it's not a muskie, but it's close...
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 #238285  by Lucius
 Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:06 pm
Been awhile for me. Glad to see people putting pike in the boat!! I am thinking I might have to take a trip to lake sakakawea in Sept. We'll see. Keep at them guys....keeps me sane!!! :cheers:
 #238288  by AJ's Dad
 Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:45 am
Sane? You were up at 11pm posting on a fishing website. Your sanity is long gone. [flapper]
I released 4 more pike on Saturday. now up to 175 for the year. I got a couple of 30"ers and a couple of 27"ers
 #238490  by AJ's Dad
 Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:49 am
3 more over the weekend puts me at 178. Am I the only one left pike fishing this year???? Saturdays fish weighed 5lb 8lb and 10lbs. Not lots of fish but pretty nice ones.
 #238517  by AJ's Dad
 Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:47 am
I squeezed in a couple of hours of pike fishing last night with Mark K. I had verbally given up catching a pike. I announced to the fish that they had beaten me, and I was conceding to them that they had handed me my first skunk of the season, albeit on a short trip. 5 minutes before I was going to leave, I got a nice 28" 6lb 9ozer on a spinner bait, and avoided the skunk. 1 more fish gets me to 179.
 #238556  by harleypiker
 Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:52 am
Well, I tried for a Washington pike yesterday. Managed a juvenile out of the Columbia so I also barely avoided a skunk. My sis got 3 juveniles. The good news is that at least they are successfully spawning. My 2 year old grandson got ahold of my clicker and ran my pike tally up to hundreds! I might be on 13. Got to find a better state to fish pike, that's for sure.
 #238560  by AJ's Dad
 Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:02 pm
Chuck,
I'm appalled that you think it's good that pike may be successfully spawning in the Columbia. (Not really)
Idaho is where it's at. The Cda system is there for the taking. Montana has some options as well. A friend and I are planning a trip to Noxon in a few weeks. We heard the pike are there in BIG numbers and we're ready to get dialed in on them. Keep at those Columbia river pike though, once you get them located you can let me know where they are. [thumbup] In the mean time I'll keep chasing them in Cda.
 #238562  by harleypiker
 Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:22 pm
Oh, I know about the glorious CDA system. I've been going there since the mid 90s. But its a fair push from Colville, so I can hope for some local fixes in between. Where I have caught a few nice pike in the Columbia system, now I get no big ones and just 14 inchers. The big ones are not in my net and the little ones are slipping thru someone else's net. Sound familiar?
 #238614  by AJ's Dad
 Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:03 pm
I put 5 more pike in the boat on Saturday bringing me to 184 for the year. Water temps barely made it over 70 by the end of the day. Weather forecasts are calling for dropping daytime temps after Thursday as well as overnight temps in the low 50's. That should help get the fall pike push going. Saturdays fish were again good quality except for one 18"er. I got a 29", 2 at 30" and a nice fat 36" 14 pounder. All on spinnerbaits in about 12 feet of water
 #238622  by harleypiker
 Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:34 am
I took a short run over to the Boundary Dam Res. Saturday but only had one small follow. Did ok there in the past but with the lack of fish to move down from Box Canyon it appears that prospects in Boundary might be slim also. Didn't stay till sundown, though. They often bite better there then.
 #238741  by AJ's Dad
 Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:57 am
I took Friday off and hit Cda again for pike. Brandon got 3 and I got 9. He decided that his 13 pounder was going to be big fish of the day and started bragging a little. I warned him that the day was not over yet, then about an hour later I landed a 14lb 9ozer. His fish was an inch longer but it's all about the weight. :cheers:
9 more gets me to193 on the year.
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