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Two days of fishing on some awesome pike water


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#1 Mark Knapp

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 02:06 PM

A buddy and I spent two days on some awesome pike water near Fairbanks.

 

 

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Mike with a 37 inch pike caught on spinning gear.

 

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The fish were hitting everything. Several times we had two fish on at a time.

 

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Mike used all spinning gear and I used mostly fly tackle.

 

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In the two days we caught about 95 fish. 70 of them were over 24 inches and about 30 of them were 37 inches long or longer.

 

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I'm the photographer so you won't see much of me. Here's Mike with a 38 inch fish.

 

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This one's 40 inches long.

 

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This is my biggest fly caught fish of the trip, a 37 1/2 incher.

 

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and here's the biggest fish of the trip, a 43 1/2 inch hog. It weighed 20 pounds.

 

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We let them all go unharmed except one we kept for eating. It was a great trip, and close to home. We're already planning another one.



#2 Flicted

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 02:30 PM

Looks like a blast!

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 02:40 PM

Monsters! Very cool!!



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 02:49 PM

Nice ones Mark, some real brutes there. You guys chase them with flies much at all up there? I really got into pike on the fly pretty heavy about 3-4 yrs ago. Nothing as exciting as having a big one slam your offering right at the rod tip! :)


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 04:31 PM

Looks like you have some cracking fishing there.
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#6 Mark Knapp

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 04:49 PM

Nice ones Mark, some real brutes there. You guys chase them with flies much at all up there? I really got into pike on the fly pretty heavy about 3-4 yrs ago. Nothing as exciting as having a big one slam your offering right at the rod tip! smile.png

I do it almost exclusively with flies, but I don't run into too many others that do it. We don't have many fish up here that pack the excitement into a fight like a big pike.



#7 Mark Knapp

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 04:51 PM

Yes, it was a blast, this time I only brought 5 and 6 wt's so I was limited to the size fly I could throw. Next time I'll bring the 8's and tens.



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 05:33 PM

That's some great fish. Thanks for posting the pictures.



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:56 PM

Those are some monsters.  Nice fishing trip, that one !!!


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#10 fshng2

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 08:32 PM

Nice!
Mark what size hooks for the flies you are throwing?

#11 Mark Knapp

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:30 PM

Nice!
Mark what size hooks for the flies you are throwing?

I'm pretty sure they were 1/0 and 2/0 but I will check to make sure, I tied them so long ago. My 5 and 6 wt's were having trouble throwing them.



#12 yooperflyfisher

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 09:15 PM

That looks awesome.

#13 Bryon Anderson

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 09:27 PM

Awesome fish! BIG pike in Canada and Musky on the fly are on my "must do before I get too much older" list. :) 


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 01:51 PM

Nice stuff. The green eyed monster is kicking



#15 Mark Knapp

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 02:22 PM

Nice stuff. The green eyed monster is kicking

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