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Wldrns 08-02-2021 11:19 AM

be sure you have a good pair of long needle nose pliers. And don't lift the fish with your fingers by the lower jaw as is typically done with bass.

Buckladd 08-03-2021 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by mgc (Post 286621)
Amen to that....Pike, pickerel, muskie...if you want to catch these buggers use a leader and watch your hands. If they get you, you will know it. There will be blood (your blood) everywhere.

I've heard divers say that if you ever saw the size of the northern pike in Lake George people wouldn't to skinny dipping there!

Schultzz 08-04-2021 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Buckladd (Post 286631)
I've heard divers say that if you ever saw the size of the northern pike in Lake George people wouldn't to skinny dipping there!

I saw one which was landlocked in a pool beneath a dam that ate everything that came over the dam. This monster had to be nearly six feet long with jaws like a tiger. It was bigger than some Muskies I have seen. It was waiting for its next meal.

JimVroman 08-04-2021 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Schultzz (Post 286636)
I saw one which was landlocked in a pool beneath a dam that ate everything that came over the dam. This monster had to be nearly six feet long with jaws like a tiger. It was bigger than some Muskies I have seen. It was waiting for its next meal.

:beatdead:

Schultzz 08-05-2021 06:53 AM

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Originally Posted by JimVroman (Post 286618)
Pike and muskies have gripping teeth, not cutting teeth.

:rolling:

St.Regis 08-05-2021 10:05 AM

Technically, pike and their toothy relatives do have gripping teeth. Unlike some fish like sharks and piranhas that remove hunks of flesh, pike typically bite, hold, kill, then swallow their prey whole. However, they do have many sharp teeth that will easily cut lines and the fingers and hands of people that are not careful

Schultzz 08-06-2021 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by St.Regis (Post 286670)
Technically, pike and their toothy relatives do have gripping teeth. Unlike some fish like sharks and piranhas that remove hunks of flesh, pike typically bite, hold, kill, then swallow their prey whole. However, they do have many sharp teeth that will easily cut lines and the fingers and hands of people that are not careful

Yes you are correct and technically so is Jim V. I'm just having some good-natured fun with Mr. Hardscrabble.

Jwojcik1990 08-07-2021 02:29 PM

Went with some advice here and spent 7 days moving between Piseco, Mud Lake and Spy Lake and the fishing was amazing. Obviously no Northern Pike in those waters but the Bass and Pickerel fishing was excellent. Broke my PB Largemouth record for the second time this year and hooked into tons of really nice Smallmouth and Pickerel. Will put up a full trip report with pictures and a video soon! Thanks again to everyone who was tossing advice and locations at me! Lots of future trips planned based on this thread.


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