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Monday, June 8, 2009

Slow day northern pike fishing


Headed out with my dad and 6 year old Levi for an afternoon of pike / panfish. I after hooking up some bass on the troll, I headed to my usual hot spots which are starting to get overgrown with weeds. Did manage a small pike, and Levi caught his first crappie, a nice 10 incher. The Largemouth bass really slowed down since last week, so did the Jumbo Bluegills.

Later that afternoon, I hit some of my mid summer hot spots as the lilies are now big enough to provide cover. Started off throwing a Spro frog. As I noticed follows 3 times in a row through the lilies, I followed up with a new CD-5 Rapala Countdown. As I cast it to the outer edge of the pads, I got an instant hit. The pike took off in a fury with the lure in it's throat. It somewhow didn't managed to cut my line, even though I hade no leader. I needed jaw spreaders to retrieve my lure, by which time the pike was bleeding out all over the boat from it's gills. Another one for the livewell, weighed in at 4.5 lbs, perfect eating size.

Managed a few more bass on topwater lures, uncluding the Spro Frog, Weedless Jitterbug, Zara Spook and Heddon Baby Torpedo.

Hope to attempt some bigger pike over the next 2 weeks.

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