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03-24-2004 07:49 AM
Dble Haul Some of these spots might have early arrival stripers at the heads of the coves, too.
03-23-2004 05:12 PM
flyfisha1 Mark,
I'll be bringing the 6-weight along with some heads to throw to the errant smallie, should there be any around
03-08-2004 03:10 PM
peter-s-c Perch
Black over white
Black over chartreuse
Black
Olive over white
Fire Tiger
03-08-2004 02:45 PM
Dble Haul Red/white
Red/yellow
Chartruese/white
Chartruese/yellow
Blue/white
All white
All yellow
All chartruese

Some people do well with black, but I haven't. Maybe I just have enough success with the aforementioned colors to really give it a fair shot.
03-08-2004 02:33 PM
flyfisha1 With all of this pike chat, I'm wondering what everyone's most productive color patterns have traditionally been.

Mine are:

Red/White
Yellow Perch
Frog
Chartruese/White
02-21-2004 02:09 PM
peter-s-c and a few more

http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/byng1.jpg
http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/byng2.jpg
http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/byng3.jpg
http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/byng4.jpg
http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/byng5.jpg
http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/byng6.jpg
http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/byng7.jpg
http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/byng8.jpg
02-21-2004 01:41 PM
peter-s-c If anybody is intereted in June in Ontario . . .

http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/byng-1.jpg
http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/byng-2.jpg
http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/byng-3.jpg
http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/byng-4.jpg
http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/byng-5.jpg
http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/byng-6.jpg
http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/byng-7.jpg
http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/byng-8.jpg
http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/byng-9.jpg

Byng Inlet, mid June
02-16-2004 04:14 PM
SDHflyfisher i can't make it to the clave but i maybe able to fish with some of you during the summer
02-16-2004 11:41 AM
Dble Haul I just finished checking the tides for the area of the river we would be fishing on the 25th.....incoming from late morning to late afternoon. This means access to some very fishy spots!

Perhaps the pike gods are smiling upon us.

Let's hope for stable weather during that time frame (fingers crossed).
01-31-2004 03:55 PM
Adrian Thanks John (lol):hehe:

Bantam is on my list of definites.
01-30-2004 02:06 PM
Dble Haul :hehe: :hehe: :hehe:

That's one cultured pike!
01-30-2004 02:01 PM
FrenchCreek
Pike Talk!

Ha!
01-30-2004 08:44 AM
John Desjardins Kirk, here is the pike stocking list for Massachussetts. http://www.state.ma.us/dfwele/dfw/dfwpike.htm

I'd like to make it to the pike clave. But, I need to wait until closer to then to committ.

Adrian, fish Bantam lake this year, I don't think it will get as many fish next year when your current governor is in jail.
01-30-2004 06:43 AM
kirk I have not been able to confirm first hand about pike in the charles, though from good sources, they are there.

I will pencil in this event on the calendar, and can bring my 16' alum boat if needed.

kirk
01-29-2004 07:57 PM
Quentin I hope to make it this year. If so I can bring my 12' tin boat provided that we launch and stay in protected waters. I can take one additional person but we would have to take turns casting.

Kirk, there are a few places with self-sustaining pike populations in western MA, including Lake Buel, Onota Lake, Pontoosuc Lake, Cheshire Reservoir and the Houstatonic River. I have had my best (i.e., only) success with the flyrod in the Housatonic River, but ice fishermen often catch monsters in Pontoosuc and Onota lakes so I know they're in there. I think the pike population in Cheshire Lake has declined dramatically in the last decade or two, but the ice guys used to catch them there as well. Lake Buel seems to have a healthy population but I haven't fished it enough to know for sure.

Q

p.s., I think the Charles River in eastern MA has good pike fishing too, but I don't have any first-hand knowledge of that.
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