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Old 06-27-2002, 01:53 AM
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Hi Quentin,
There are pike in the lower Bow, some 200 miles or more downstream from Calgary, so I'm told. I only fish pike in lakes since the lakes are closer. Pike in rivers can be found further north in large basins/watersheds but mostly we find them in lakes. IF they were in our local rivers, they would surely eat all of our trophy trout. I like it that way, trout in the Bow and Pike in the lakes.
PS lakes is a somewaht of a misnomer, many of these are man made irrigation reservoirs which have been stocked with pike & walley. Most cold water natural lakes hold trout rather than pike, there are a few exceptions of course, such as the much larger lakes which also hold pike AKA Slew Sharks or Jackfish around here. I do remember fishing for pike when I was a kid in the Ottawa river and the St-Lawrence system. I guess those warmer waters are more favourable for them. Rivers around here are mostly fed from the cold melt of the rockies, maybe pike prefer warmer climes..
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