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went to harriman around 830 this morning, cloudy, first hundred casts with a new panther martin with tiny fish the size of my lure, decided to fish where i caught my biggest bass, caught the biggest bass of the day which wasnt that big, well i got desperate for a big fish so i tried the south side of the dam, where the rocks meet the dirt cast out, about the fifth cast hooked a tiny fish!!! guess what it was??? it was a pike!!! only 15 inches long, but hey it was my first pike, so if any one doesnt believe there is pike in there, ill gaurantee you there is!!
 

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Good to see pike in another lake. They help improve fisheries by weeding out smaller fish. They have made many good fisheries for other fish such as bass and panfish of all species here on the west slope.
 

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Great job 303...I thought you would get your first pike when we went out to Spinney...but glad you got it at harriman too. You are really becoming a great fisherman with that p. martin first that big bass and now that pike...Way to go man!!

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TroutHunter said:
Great job 303...I thought you would get your first pike when we went out to Spinney...but glad you got it at harriman too. You are really becoming a great fisherman with that p. martin first that big bass and now that pike...Way to go man!!

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The panther martin is pretty much the best all around lure in my opinion. Trout, bass, pike, walleyes, panfish, even cats. But a curly tail grub might have something to say about that.
 

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the one i used yesterday was the smallest one i could find, i had light line so i wasnt planning on throwing my larger ones out, yeah i think if i threw some bigger ones in id get bigger fish haha. panther martins i know for sure would be crappie killers, theres this little pond i used to go to near my house, not sure what its called but i would park in the neighbor hood because there wasnt a parking lot, walk over and i use to fish 30 to 50 crappie a day there, not slabs but with light tackle it would make a day! ill try it soon and post it up.
 

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Here is a picture of the small pike I caught at Harriman back in 2003. The parks and rec folk swear its a muskie and not a pike.

Maybe I'm wrong, but it sure looks like pike pattern and not muskie. What do you guys think?

 

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Good job on the pike, I agree with you guys about Panthers, I love them too ... but my best luck with them is on trout.

My favorite PM pattern is the polished brass spinner with the black body with yellow spots ... not sure what the weight is maybe 3/8 oz.

I think the picture is a northern as well.
 

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Here is a picture of the small pike I caught at Harriman back in 2003. The parks and rec folk swear its a muskie and not a pike.

Maybe I'm wrong, but it sure looks like pike pattern and not muskie. What do you guys think?

Of course thats a pike. That is amazing the parks and rec people thought it was a musky.
 

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my pike was hard to tell i also questioned my self if it was a musky, but the colors just look too much like a pike, and mine was tiny yours looks alot more developed, alot darker then mine.
 

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Usually tigers have stripes but not all the time, if there is more light and the dots are black then its probably a tiger. If it has alot of dark with light dots like the one Matt posted its a pike.

There is a way to check the scales on the gills or something too, to make sure but I dont remember what the difference is there.
 
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