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Old 04-10-2018, 12:42 PM
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Default First Ever Pike Caught in middle of night on Senko

I headed over to Spruce Run for some night fishing about a week ago and decided to fish the point where Spruce Run Stream enters the reservoir. I figured some of the trout stocked in the stream might have found there way down to the reservoir with all the heavy rain and I also just wanted to fish.

I was fishing mostly with jerk lures looking for whatever would bite but I also had another rod rigged with 8 lb mono and a wacky senko that I would just cast into the current towards the van syckle bridge and hop back towards the end of the point. It was a very cold night and honestly I wasnít really expecting to catch anything but after about a half hour I picked up the senko rod I had cast five minutes before and forgot about and when I tried to give the lure a little hop I realized I couldnít budge it. That is when the drag started screaming and I had to carefully tighten it so that I didnít run out of line. I knew whatever I hooked was big and figured it was a cat but was praying maybe it was a hybrid. I fought the fish for about five minutes and finally got it close enough to see that (1) it was a large pike! And (2) there was no way it was going to fit in my trout net. Luckily the bank where I was fishing was gradual and I had waders on so I got the fish as close and shallow as I could and then grabbed him by the gills and rested him on the shore. It was really cold so I quickly removed the hook with the pliers I was happy to have (I usually donít) and took two quick picks before getting the fish back in the water. I realize resting the fish on the Bank is not ideal but it was the only way I could remove the hook before releasing. Please no lectures on fish handling, next time I will make sure I have a bigger net! Believe the fish was around 30Ē and fat. Great random catch!
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Old 04-10-2018, 01:12 PM
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hahaha great!
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Old 04-10-2018, 01:27 PM
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very nice!!!
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Old 04-10-2018, 01:39 PM
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Congrats on your first Pike! You never know whatís going to eat at night. Crazy things sure do happen, LOL!!! Awesome toothy critter man!!!
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Old 04-10-2018, 04:05 PM
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Awesome. So much for them only being daytime predators.
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Old 04-10-2018, 04:58 PM
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Like FazzEddie said, nothing is scripted when it come to fishing !!
Great report, nice Pike !!
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:20 PM
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congrats on your first pike they can fight good and of the three toothy critters pike ,pickerel and musky i think pike taste the best. i remember when i caught my first pike at budd lake through the ice. good for you tight lines
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:34 PM
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man, that exact spot has claimed to many jerkbaits of mine to those toothy critters. Was there on sunday, was happy to see the water levels back up at normal
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Simply awesome! Great nighttime pike.
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:49 AM
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Cool story and nice fish! I've caught a couple on Senkos but never at night!
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