a pig of a Pikeminnow

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Pikeminnow, Northern
Size: 
between 4 and 5 Pounds, 22 inches



While trying to bottomfish for suckers, I hooked into this beast. It fought, pulled, and ran like a trout. While these fish have a very bad name in large, salmon-run rivers, I think they are very interesting and great to catch. Excluding carp, Pikeminnow are the "top shit" of the Minnow family!

Comments

Eli's picture

Man that is an AWESOME pikeminnow. Look at the hump on that thing!! I've only caught them up to maybe 3/4lb but they were still very neat. That one is outstanding.

I don't understand why they have such a bad rap on the west coast...well ok, it's because most trout/salmon fly anglers are retards. I'd be thrilled to catch one like that one day. The Fraser must have a few absolute pigs in it.

Eli

 

 

Mike B's picture

Wow, what an awesome pikeminnow! I'm with Eli, I don't understand how anglers can turn down a fish like that. If I ever land one like that I'm getting a replica mounted. Cheers Gabe!

mike b

andy's picture

I agree that's most likely the coolest species living in that stretch of river.  Nice catch Gabe!

Moose439's picture

Wow man that thing is nuts! Nice catch man.

Hengelaar's picture

Sweet, dude! What a beauty! Damnnn, look at the HEAD on it!

Gah, I'd love me one of those.....

Fishn sure is neat

Corey's picture

I love this fish. What a fantastic bruiser. Read my story about the Colorado Pikeminnow if you haven't already! This one you caught makes me think you had a little taste of the thrill of the mega-pikeminnow, more than anybody else I've seen!

over here in montana we have a five pound average and occasionally we get eight pounders. we catch them on crayfish meat.

Eli's picture

Please post photos of 5-8lb pikeminnows!! I'd love to see them beasts.

Eli