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: Pike on the Fly

01-11-2002, 12:06 PM
I wanted to continue the Pike discussion away from the Pike fly swap thread.
I found the State of Mass. info on Pike and Tiger Musky stocking. here:

It states:
These tables list waters where Northern Pike and Tiger Muskellunge have been stocked in the past decade. These 2 species of fish are stocked at 6-12" and require 3-5 years to attain the 28 " minimum legal length

That means those stocked in the Concord R. in 1995 are over 30" long!:eyecrazy:

I also went out at lunch and found an awesome boat launch on the Concord river in the Great Meadows area. This could be a fun challenge depending on the boat/jet ski traffic. Fishing at dawn should be quiet. What else do we need to know to pursue these beasts?


01-11-2002, 12:22 PM

01-11-2002, 12:44 PM
What else we need to know consists of: wire, movement, color, bulk, shine, wire, net, pliers, flash, gloves, towels, bandaids - did I mention wire ? (reminds me of bigass pickerel fishing x3 when I was a kid - no wire though :whoa: )

01-11-2002, 01:17 PM
Jeez...start a thread and they name a website after it. Check out the fly selection too!


Ther is also a yahoo egroup called.. you guessed it: "Pike on the Fly"

Lefty- Fantasy Pike Buster (this week anyway)

Dble Haul
01-11-2002, 02:36 PM
Nice resource, Lefty. Thanks! :)

01-11-2002, 03:33 PM
My father and I used to fish for these fish up in Quebec... I remember him telling me what ever you do be sure to keep a fast retreive.

01-14-2002, 10:50 PM
So now you want teeth eh?

Let me know when. They were hittin 'em hard not far from where you're talkin about last month. Long as your leg with teeth like a dog. Then there's the TM's bigger an meaner. One came out of a lake in western MA 27+ lbs. at the end of the year.

I know of a better boat ramp too.

01-15-2002, 08:53 AM
Hey Sully!

So what's wrong with a little landlocked barracuda action every once in a while? :whoa:

02-01-2002, 12:24 PM
Hi Guys,

I catch lots of pike and a few tiger muskies in a slow, meandering stretch of a local river. The primo lure is . . . .

Are you ready for this . . . . a 1/8 oz beetle spin!

It's a small safety-pin style spinner with a 2" split-tail grub on a small jig head. Were talkin' tiny lures for good sized fish -- up to about 10# so far. No wire either! Almost always get hooked in the lip. I've watched them hit it and they just come up and nip the bait. munch, munch, munch. Feels like a perch nibbling on the lure.

Sort of odd behavior for a large predatory fish. I'm not sure what they think it is, but they definitely go for the grub and not the spinner. I'm looking forward to throwing some flies at them. Hmm . . . I wonder if I can tie a fly that looks like a beetle spin!


John Desjardins
02-01-2002, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by Quentin
Hi Guys,

Hmm . . . I wonder if I can tie a fly that looks like a beetle spin!


You could,:devil::devil::devil: but then calling it a fly would be debatable (http://www.flyfishingforum.com/flytalk3/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3922).

Dble Haul
02-01-2002, 03:03 PM
Well played, John........well played. :p

02-11-2002, 03:04 PM
This from a trip to AK last summer. They told us the lake had trout in it. Doesn't! Good think I had some heavy mono and some streamers with me.