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jackson17
07-26-2010, 12:59 AM
Got a picture of a fish at work. Not the ones I was talking about in the other thread, this one looks mean.

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac266/jackson1717/_DSC1622.jpg

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac266/jackson1717/_DSC1621.jpg

promise
07-26-2010, 01:02 AM
northern pike, i catch them all the time here in alberta

jackson17
07-26-2010, 01:04 AM
Never heard of them lol.

It is a small lake, mile wide. How big do they get?

Cliff
07-26-2010, 01:04 AM
Yup, sure looks like a northern pike to me.

Cliff
07-26-2010, 01:06 AM
Never heard of them lol.

It is a small lake, mile wide. How big do they get?

They can get over 20 lbs in some of the Northern Saskatchewan Lakes (Northern Alberta to I think).

smaug
07-26-2010, 01:07 AM
That one actually looks kinda dead.Its a pike alright,we pull them out of our local lakes around 4ft on the big side 2-3 ft on avg.

promise
07-26-2010, 01:10 AM
the largest pike i caught in the uk was 24 pounds, the world record for pike caught is 58" long and 67lb
it was caught in germany in the 80,s in a stone quarry, they get big and they bite hard even the size one you have in the pic.
beautiful fish though and i even considered keeping one as a pet in a cold water heavily planted tank, they are my fave wild fish next to mirror carp

jackson17
07-26-2010, 01:14 AM
Yeah it washed up dead. So I'm guessing that is a young one? Dam I didn't know they get that big.

It was about 6-10 inches give or take.

Someone seems to be dumping stuff in the water at the lake, I just hope it isn't the reason this thing died.

smaug
07-26-2010, 01:15 AM
Thats known as a hammerhandle aka,baby pike.They will hit anything that runs in front of them,easy to catch easier to harm in the process.

promise
07-26-2010, 01:20 AM
yup at that size they will eat anything that will fit in their mouths, as smaug says they hurt themselves very very easily.

jackson17
07-26-2010, 01:27 AM
Kinda want to go out and fish in the middle to see what I can catch.

Flakes4Bait
07-26-2010, 03:38 AM
We've got a lot of those in Minnesota as well.
I can't even imagine how big a tank you'd need to keep one of those happy.

Sasquatch
07-26-2010, 11:41 AM
Thats known as a hammerhandle aka,baby pike.They will hit anything that runs in front of them,easy to catch easier to harm in the process.
We call 'em snot rockets because they're so slimy. Fun to catch though on ultralight gear.

As for keeping them ... think multi thousand gallon outdoor pond and a monster goldfish budget to feed them. Adults will easily eat small Koi.

promise
07-26-2010, 12:04 PM
As for keeping them ... think multi thousand gallon outdoor pond and a monster goldfish budget to feed them. Adults will easily eat small Koi.

thats what put me off them, i had a pond when i lived in the uk and the LFS was selling them and perch, i decided my koi were too important (and they were worth a buttload) so i didn't particularly want to explain to people why my orange and white and ghosts had been replaced by as you put it "snotbuckets" LOL
great looking fish though just need my own personal lake to house it. *looks at wife and wonders what she would say*