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Had these pics sent to me back from the "homeland" of Manitoba. Could be a "fish story" as I have been on the Wpg River and the background doesn't look quite as I recall. Big fish none the less.


Here is the "story" and these stories always have a way of getting twisted but this is just what was included in the e-mail so don't shoot the messenger..... :peace:

Winnipeg River - Northern Pike

This guy (in the photos below), was fishing and caught a 36" Pike as he was reeling it in, a 56" Pike tried to eat it!!!!! He brought
them both in on the same net.






 

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That "story" is on par with the Sturgeon that Curtis Besse caught that made the rounds on the internet (http://www.lenssportfishing-bc.com/sturgeon-fishing.htm). Stories came in from all over the world that it was caught in this lake and that river from Northern Ontatrio to Minnesotta.

My favorite story was the guy who caught it was supposedly named, now get this, Bruno Labbate (name sound familiar?) :beerchug: (http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-vseWcbYicK8iQeqdjdaGxyxIyIytUg--?cq=1&p=37). And the reason Mr. Labbate wasn't in the picture with the dino? Well, it's because he was the one taking the picture. :happy: If I caught a monster like that, you can bet your ass I'd be IN the picture.

Anyhow, as I understand it, "the massive pike featured in this series of pictures was 50" and 43lb and caught by Ewout Blom in March 2006 in Holland (not in Rainy Lake, Nipigon or anywhere in North America) while trolling a Super Shad Rap in perch color. That is the story according the latest issue of Esox Angler." (http://www.esoxangler.com/).

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Wow Pippen! I thought I caught some monster pike in the McKenzie River in NWT but they pale in comparison to that monster! I was scared enough to grab hold of a 20 lb pike (cut my hand badly when I tried to remove my hook..it was dead too)..can't even imagine holding that one! Great pics.
 

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I keep looking at those pics Pippen and I am truly awed that that fellow would hold such a monster, even dead. If there is one fish I am truly afraid of..lol...its pike. I have caught many monsters in NWT, at least what I thought were monsters till I saw that pic, and everyone of them got a few extra bonks from me to make sure they were truly dead. I had one pike that inhaled a plastic floating frog (revolving legs no less!) and after I bonked it, I attemped to extract the lure. Even though dead, that pike enacted its revenge. As I slid my hand and the hook extractor down its throat, my hand scraped against the countless teeth in that beast. I still have the scars to prove it. Those fish scare the bejesus out of me!
 

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I keep looking at those pics Pippen and I am truly awed that that fellow would hold such a monster, even dead. If there is one fish I am truly afraid of..lol...its pike. I have caught many monsters in NWT, at least what I thought were monsters till I saw that pic, and everyone of them got a few extra bonks from me to make sure they were truly dead. I had one pike that inhaled a plastic floating frog (revolving legs no less!) and after I bonked it, I attemped to extract the lure. Even though dead, that pike enacted its revenge. As I slid my hand and the hook extractor down its throat, my hand scraped against the countless teeth in that beast. I still have the scars to prove it. Those fish scare the bejesus out of me!
Rivah....I hear ya. I am a MB boy until about 13 years ago and have fished some monsters up in Northern and Northeastern MB. I used to kill time on fly in moose hunting trips through the afternoon catching brute after brute. When you start "balking" at the 20ish pounders you know they are getting big!! But yes....they do give me the "heebies" :eek:. I was having a "bath" in the lake one year in September and my Dad was so kind to point out that there was a 20ish+ lb pike just sitting facing me about 6-7 feet away. I was too low in the water to see it, but it got me out of the water pretty quick. I had a "worm/snake ;)" dangling out in front of me ;D as I was bathing and didn't want to stick around for Mr. Happy to meet Mr. Pikey.
 
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