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: backwater pike 5/5/07

05-06-2007, 09:14 AM
Dropped the boat in the river and slowly made my way upstream to a secluded backwater. The main river was fairly clear and the level had dropped but the current was still very strong so it was slow going with the electric motor. I even had to assist with the oars in a few spots. When I finally got to the backwater I started casting a red/white fishair fly and soon spooked a large pike. The boat drifted right up to it but I didn't see it until I was right on top of it. Its back was at least 4" wide :whoa: . I soon hooked a slightly smaller pike and lost it when it swam through some submerged branches and left my fly on a stick. A while later I hooked another pike that also wrapped the line on a sumberged branch and worked its way off the hook. Here's what the fly looked like when I retrieved it:

05-06-2007, 09:18 AM
I did finally manage to get one all the way to the boat. The smallest one, of course (~22").

Dble Haul
05-06-2007, 08:39 PM
It seems like the pike fishing is picking up everywhere. Nice report.