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: What no Deerfield reports???

11-27-2000, 10:31 AM
So...how did our intrepid fishers make out at the Deerfield???


11-27-2000, 10:49 AM
Josko warned us off (single digit temps), so I fished locally. Report filed as an addition to the earlier Indian Head thread.

11-27-2000, 10:50 AM
Was wondering the same thing. IT must have been near 10 degrees that morning. Josko?


11-27-2000, 10:59 AM
When I woke up in Pittsfield it was 8 degrees outside - went skiing instead. Saturday morning wasn't much warmer.
Sunday a.m. ended up fishing the Housatonic in Lenox and came up with a 30" pike, of all things. Thanks to Quentin Holes for info on that spot.

11-27-2000, 11:53 AM
Wow Josko, what a beast! Were you riding a 5 or 6 wt.? How was the pull of such a fish?


12-01-2000, 02:42 PM
Wow, 30" Pike on a 5/6 wgt. now that must have gotten the blood flowing!!

12-04-2000, 01:53 PM
yes sir! I have heard that these fish are quite aggressive & are very tough fighters. I know that this is the Finese' Trout Forum, but there's something about a massive rod-bender that gets me real interested. Pike fishing is completely unknown to me, but it is on my list to become acquainted!!

12-05-2000, 11:15 AM
I heard many times over the years that the Concord and Sudbury rivers hold big pike. I heard of them caught near the Emerson hospital. I also just saw somewhere on the web that the state record was just broken for either Pike or Tiger Muskie (difference unclear to this rookie). THe old record was a mid 40s incher taken from Lake Quanipowit in Wakefield near me. It was taken thru the ice in I think 1994. I forget the particulars on the new record other than it was bigger Pike Clave anyone?


12-05-2000, 11:47 AM

Funny you should mention Quanipowit (sp?). I was talking to my dad the other day about the Carp post & he told me that way back when, they used to take huge Carp out of there.