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I need to go fishing

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by negativecreep, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. Melonfeud

    Melonfeud Well-Known Member

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    Cool,I worked that A.O. last summer the payette river (garden valley) was running glass clear and still ice cold in August,hauled gravel out of a pit right on the snake river downriver from a dam by the air Base at mountain homes, drank a lot with the bikers (Mo-Ho riders,was their patch,cracked me up) went fishing one time while I was there, not a single strike,,,it's a special place for sure.
     
  2. Vtwin

    Vtwin Power and Performance

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    Good stuff. Glad you got into them.

    I went Sunday myself. Got into the yellow perch and got three northern pike on the tip-ups I put out. Kept the eating sized perch and put the northerns back.
     
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Looking down on you Staff Member

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  4. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    I do a lot of surf fishing in the summer since I'm at the beach anyway. It's fun, but the crabs man....
     
  5. negativecreep

    negativecreep Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, and I'm glad you had some good luck as well, I've always wanted to catch a Northern Pike, just look cool and look like they could take a finger off. They are native to Idaho but I've never caught one, but I bet they fight like heck.
     
  6. negativecreep

    negativecreep Well-Known Member

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  7. Vtwin

    Vtwin Power and Performance

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    You definitely want to be careful handling them. Those teeth are sharp. They are good eating too. Their is a trick to filleting them to get rid of the string of small "y bones" that runs down the back. Cut the fillets up in chunks and fry them like you would the perch.

    If they are in the lake you are perch fishing in use a smaller perch as bait on whatever rig you have available. Tip-ups work great because you don't have to constantly attend them and they will let you know when something has taken the bait. You can fashion a similar rig from small tree branches, google can help you there.

    The hardcore pike fisherman around here will put out fifteen tip-ups baited with 8-12 inch suckers and wait for flags to start popping. Those big suckers cost about a buck apiece so that can get expensive over a day of fishing.

    There was a derby last weekend. The top two pike were both over fifteen pounds.

    I love fishing and could talk it all day. lol.
     
  8. Melonfeud

    Melonfeud Well-Known Member

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  9. negativecreep

    negativecreep Well-Known Member

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    I bet, those teeth look nasty, but it just makes them look cooler, imo, predator all day. I was wondering if they were good eating, never had the opportunity, now I know. Can't go wrong with a fish fry and thanks for the tips on filleting them, that's really some good stuff that you only learn from fellow fisherman. So a small Perch is what I want to use, should I cut it and use half or just go nuts and use the whole fish? Let's say it's 3-5 inches.
     
  10. Vtwin

    Vtwin Power and Performance

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    That's the perfect size. Use the whole fish still alive. Use a big hook, a size 2 circle hook works well. I hook the bait through the back just behind the dorsal fin. It will swim around and get real agitated when a pike comes cruising in. When you get a taker let it take line until it stops then give it a minute before you set the hook. A pike will carry the bait off a bit before it gets serious about eating it. A lot of people use steel leaders for pike but many, including me use a heavy mono line. 12 to 20 pound test. They are not line shy like a trout or a walleye.
     
  11. negativecreep

    negativecreep Well-Known Member

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    I use 16 pound test mono, with a 2 ought hook when I'm going big. I'm glad you told me about setting the hook, I'm used to rainbows taking my bait if I don't set it right away. I just have to hold back until I feel like he took it, and committed to it. Got ya. And I was also wondering if I should use live bait, now I know. I've never used a live fish before, but I'm excited to try. Thanks bro I feel like I just went through a class on how to catch pike, :)
     
  12. haleyrules

    haleyrules Well-Known Member

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    lol. I used to spear them in the spring during spawning. Nice tablefare coming out of the ice filled northern lakes and rivers. Fishing pike is fun too. Pickeral have a sweeter taste. I caught a ton of pike on red devils!!
     
  13. Vtwin

    Vtwin Power and Performance

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    Second the red devil for pike. The first thing I tie on if I'm casting for them.
     
  14. negativecreep

    negativecreep Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like so much fun, closest I ever got to doing something like that was a little "island" I found in an resivor fed by the Boise river, I had to walk through About 3-4 feet of water, but the water was so clear I could see some largemouths not 3 feet from me, caught a bunch with my little micro and Crappie jigs because I knew exactly where to put it and work it, and the perfect time to set the hook. I watched them eat it. I want to catch a pike though...I will be stocking up on Red Devils.
     

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