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Posted 08 February 2005 - 04:06 PM
|QUOTE (skunked @ Feb 8 2005, 03:29 PM)|
|In my experience I've never seen a pike go airborn, seems like they always dive. Musky on the other hand will try some smallmouth like acrobbatics to get off your line|
If you haven't had a pike jump yet, you need to hook a few more. Trust me, they jump like olympic athletes when the water temps are right.
Posted 08 February 2005 - 04:23 PM
Posted 08 February 2005 - 04:39 PM
I tend to use side pressure. This keeps them up higher in the water column, and I can still steer them away from obstructions.
I'm not saying that they all jump. But about 1 in 3 does when I catch them in water temps between 50 and 60.
Posted 08 February 2005 - 04:54 PM
Posted 08 February 2005 - 06:10 PM
Seriously how many of you have been embarassed when you get a pike to shore or the boat after proclaiming the size of the fish...I know that it isn't just me...
yes i have done this before.. i was fishin with live bait once and had a big jack pike (pickeral) on and I swore he was 4' long before he got to the dock and broke my line..
And Now One Broken Heart Later.. I Am Still A Blank Sheet Of Paper..
Posted 08 February 2005 - 08:13 PM
Posted 09 February 2005 - 07:24 PM
Posted 09 February 2005 - 11:17 PM
-- Bob Lawless.
Posted 11 February 2005 - 09:35 AM
Posted 17 February 2005 - 12:20 PM
Posted 17 February 2005 - 03:36 PM
At least for me... unless it's a big 1lb Bluegill... or maybe a good 'old red-eye, or ....
Heck, if it swims, I LOVE'M !!!!
Posted 20 February 2005 - 10:02 AM
For me, it's what ever is on the end of my line.
I put Smallies because they are so readily available by my house, and I like the scrap they put on. However, if there is a carp swimming by I'll target that instead. Then there's Gar...Pike...Crappie....plate sized Blue Gills....
I have to stop....my palms are sweating.
"There's more B.S. in fly fishing than there is in a Kansas feedlot." Lefty Kreh
Posted 20 February 2005 - 10:31 AM
If you were to go to a site with mainly spinners the largemouth would have the lead.