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Posted June 13, 2016 - 01:41 PM

Got up to the cabin last week for some fishing/relaxing. The weather started out wet, and finished sunny, but windy. Fishing numbers weren't high, but the size was pretty respectable. We fish with lures only, so we tried to cover water until we found them, and then we camped on them.

In the last 20 years, I've seen this snapping turtle nest in the same area in front of our cabin in June about 6 times now. She's grown a bit over the years.

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Nice 6 lber. for Mike on a spinnerbait.

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Mike also had the biggest Pike of the week at 33-1/2 inches. About 10 lbs.

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It was a good spring hatch for baby blacks.

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I had a good number of Pike, including a 30 and 32 inch, but this was my favorite catch. Cold day on the water with good wind. Managed to knock this 3.28 lb. Smallie in the boat on a triple gold spinnerbait. Spirited fighter.

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Hopefully get back up again in a couple months :thumbs:


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Posted June 13, 2016 - 03:19 PM

Looks like fun! Don't get to do that anymore!


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Posted June 13, 2016 - 03:36 PM

Looks like you guys had a good haul!  Much better than I had on my fishing trip.


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Posted June 13, 2016 - 04:16 PM

Those are very nice fish catch 'em up buddy


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Posted June 13, 2016 - 05:39 PM

Y'all don't have any Walleye up there? Those Northern Pike can really give you a good fight, but I think Walleye are the best tasting fish I ever ate!!
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Posted June 13, 2016 - 07:20 PM

I need to get out boat is ready just too many honey do things,nice fish btw
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Posted June 13, 2016 - 08:27 PM

Sounds like a good time. How far of a trip is it for you? It would be awfully tempting to sneak up there more often if I was you.
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Posted June 14, 2016 - 07:15 AM

Y'all don't have any Walleye up there? Those Northern Pike can really give you a good fight, but I think Walleye are the best tasting fish I ever ate!!

 

The word is several walleye have been caught in this lake and a neighboring lake. Like the pike, they are not native and were introduced by "bucket biologists". The pike have decimated the trout and largemouth populations. Subsequently, they are not held in high esteem by resident fishermen. I just enjoy how they fight.

 

Total agreement on the taste of walleye. As to freshwater, I'd say walleye, cat and crappie are my favorites, in that order. We dined on some white perch cooked on the campfire one night. Pretty tasty.

 

Sounds like a good time. How far of a trip is it for you? It would be awfully tempting to sneak up there more often if I was you.

 

The trip is about 7 hrs. counting the ferry across the LI Sound. I really do wish it were closer, but I generally get up there a few times a year now Scott, for which I am very thankful :thumbs:


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Posted June 17, 2016 - 09:37 AM

Nice pics of Pike. They are abundant up here and many folks toss them back. We keep them over over 3 lbs. Lot of meat and easy to clean if you know how.  Pickerel are what most are after although lots of small mouth bass. I caught this pickerel in town on the river. Today finishing off prepping boat, even going to put drain plug in!

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Posted June 17, 2016 - 11:25 AM

Nice pics of Pike. They are abundant up here and many folks toss them back. We keep them over over 3 lbs. Lot of meat and easy to clean if you know how.  Pickerel are what most are after although lots of small mouth bass. I caught this pickerel in town on the river. Today finishing off prepping boat, even going to put drain plug in!

 

Are you sure that's a pickerel? We have lots on LI, some with shoulders. Yours looks like a walleye to me. Here's a pic of a chain pickerel.

 

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Posted June 17, 2016 - 12:04 PM

Are you sure that's a pickerel? We have lots on LI, some with shoulders. Yours looks like a walleye to me. Here's a pic of a chain pickerel.

 

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Its a Pickerel,,Americans call them Walleye,,that looks like a pike to me. Mouth is completely different. Nice colour. Different habitat can alter their colour I believe. We were catching pike some years back and the meat was as red a sockeye salmon


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Posted June 17, 2016 - 12:39 PM

Its a Pickerel,,Americans call them Walleye,,that looks like a pike to me. Mouth is completely different. Nice colour. Different habitat can alter their colour I believe. We were catching pike some years back and the meat was as red a sockeye salmon

 

Ahh, so that's it. Learned something today. Walleye is as tasty as any freshwater fish, IMO.

 

The easiest way to tell a pike from chain pickerel(American) is by the connected rings on the pickerels sides, hence the name "chain" pickerel. Pike don't have this pattern.


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