Pike, Northern

45 inches. I paid a price for this fish. The pained face is real. First, the big girl karate chopped me in the clavicle with its snout as I was trying to position it for a picture with my stupid cellphone in my hand, which then did a death roll and chomped my other hand hold its head. My fingers bled all day. Only fish this size that I caught. Hooked in the bottom lip by a single tine that popped out as soon as it hit the cradle. 

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uconn fishhead's picture

Is that chunk out of its tail where you bit him back?

Mike B's picture

Haha, not that's just a really gross bacterial infection, I think. They're pretty common on big pike this time of year.

mike b

Graceclaw's picture

Good stuff.