New 2020 Pike tally

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Re: New 2020 Pike tally

Post by harleypiker » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:16 am

Fished my heart out for 4 days on the chains last week with near-desperate results. You know the excuses--bad moon, mild cold front, dog days of summer. How can fish suffer when the air temp is 100 but the water temp goes from 71 to 73? So i got 5 pike up to 5.5 lbs. I think i can still count
2020 pike totals on two hands.

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Re: New 2020 Pike tally

Post by AJ's Dad » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:57 pm

The chains always slow down during the summer. Main Cda lake deep weed edges are your best bet this time of year. Hang in there, things will cool down and the pike fishing will heat up!

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Re: New 2020 Pike tally

Post by harleypiker » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:42 pm

Yeh, i know Mark but the family wanted to go camping/fishing and the big lake is the pitts for camping. Nothing compared to Killarney.

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Re: New 2020 Pike tally

Post by Fish-N-Fool » Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:57 pm

So in the last couple months I have only got 2 pike and both were very small. The gill netting in Lake PO has turned it into the Dead sea.
I have given up on Pike for this year and it's not looking good for next year either.
Total pike caught in 2020; 65
Number of pike over 10 lbs; 13
Fish over 15 lbs; 6
Fish over 25 lbs; 1
New state record; Now a pipe dream

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Re: New 2020 Pike tally

Post by AJ's Dad » Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:13 pm

Don't give up now Rick. I plan to up the bar on my catch and release record this fall. Stay tuned!!

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Re: New 2020 Pike tally

Post by harleypiker » Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:28 pm

'That's lousy news, Rick. Guess i will have to look harder for a few pike on Roosevelt now. Tried the P.O. river to no avail.
My next essox is Curlew for a week mid-sept. If they are biting, i will let you know.

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Re: New 2020 Pike tally

Post by AJ's Dad » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:50 am

I fionally got back out for some pike fishing on Sunday. I released 6 pike with the two biggest weighing in at 6lbs and 13 lbs. That gets me to 67 for the year

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Re: New 2020 Pike tally

Post by AJ's Dad » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:42 am

I fished Montana over the weekend for pike in the smokey conditions. The smoke was up higher in the mountains when we started at about 6:30 am but it worked it's way down to us throughout the day. It got pretty thick by the time we left at about 4pm. I released 13 pike on the day bringing me to 80 for the year. No monsters. My biggest were 28 and 29" with a lot of smaller ones. My brother got 8 and his biggest was a 32" 9 1/2 pounder.

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Re: New 2020 Pike tally

Post by AJ's Dad » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:53 am

I added 4 more pike on Saturday the 19th bumping me to 84 on the year. Not a big numbers day but nice fish with a couple of 30"ers and a 33 1/2"er made for a good trip, along with 5 nice large mouth bass.

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Re: New 2020 Pike tally

Post by AJ's Dad » Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:49 am

Fished a new location and I released 8 pike a couple weekends ago, then two more last weekend bringing me to 94 for the year. Fishing was real slow last weekend. Must have been the sunny weather

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Re: New 2020 Pike tally

Post by AJ's Dad » Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:47 am

I took last week off to do some fall pike fishing. The weather could have been better but throughout the week I released 19 pike bringing me to 113 for the year. No monsters but several 30"ers and one 33"er.

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Re: New 2020 Pike tally

Post by AJ's Dad » Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:45 am

@1 more pike on Sunday brings my total to 134 for the year. Most were in the 24-26" range but I did manage an 8 pounder and a GIANT 44"X 24' girth 28 pounder. Pics are on my instagram at @thepikesupremacist

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Re: New 2020 Pike tally

Post by Fish-N-Fool » Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:28 pm

I would look at it if somebody didnt have me blocked

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Re: New 2020 Pike tally

Post by AJ's Dad » Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:43 am

What about your Spies? Can't one of them hook you up? :)

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Re: New 2020 Pike tally

Post by Fish-N-Fool » Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:37 pm

Oh they show me all your secret spots and you know that blurring the background like that only makes it more fun to find your honey holes :)

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Re: New 2020 Pike tally

Post by AJ's Dad » Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:21 pm

Well, there ya go. You don't need to be unblocked to see what I'm doing. The best part of all this posting is that most people assume that every pike I catch is from Cda Lake. Not so. I have caught fish, quality fish in three different sates this year and, in the past two weeks. I even have Montana guys commenting that they know where I was fishing when the background is blurred out. The only guys that know for sure are the guys I fish with, and I like it that way. I was recently accused of single handedly ruining a particular spot that I fish. That person told me I gave away a location to everyone by posting on this website. That simply is not so. I have shared that spot specifically with the guy that made the accusation, and a couple others but never divulged it on here. Unless that is, if someone recognized the shoreline when I posted a photo, before I started blurring photos. If my accuser is reading this, I can tell you that spot is not ruined. I fished there recently and did quite well. Just because you cant catch fish there, doesn't mean the fishing is not still good. :) Good luck figuring out where my fish are coming from. I'm starting to get a better understanding of photo shop and the blurring will only get more efficient. I hope you're still catching fish out there. Have a great day!

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