Spring fever pike

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Pike, Northern

Spring fever has been setting in the last few weeks and I've had the itch to catch anything in open water. I tried targeting white suckers a couple times last week, but had no success. With the warm February weekend we had here in MN, I took advantage of it and went out searching for pike. Since it's still winter my standards were low. I just wanted to feel something alive on the end of my line, and if that meant a 15" hammer handle, that was ok with me. Well I got what I asked for and then some by landing a thick beautiful 40" pike. I went on to catch 2 more pike, one around 20" and a 24". Great way to kickstart the open water season of 2017! 


FP4LifesDad's picture

Awesome, nice fish man!!

DinoFish's picture

Beautiful pike, that's a huge fish! I'm feelin' a bit of that spring fever too, can't wait for redhorse season...

Goldenfishberg's picture

Sweet catch dude! Nothing like busting out the long rods for some open water action in Mid-Feb! Gotta love it when a plan comes together!

Hengelaar's picture

What a great looking Pike that is! I've seen quite a few pikey pics from that river, and they all look so pretty and healthy and well fed. They gotta be living good in there.

Aquaholic's picture

Thanks everyone, was a beatiful pike indeed!

Graceclaw's picture

Looks like it came from some pretty skinny water, too. Way to get out there and take advantage of the weather!