I went to spinney/eleven mile this weekend and caught several pike. It was my first time catching them and it was really cool. Everyone there was adamant about killing any pike that were caught. But, based on a lot of comments I've read on here, there are a good number of people that want them thrown back. Is this because they disagree with the dows strategy on improving these fisheries as trout fisheries? Or is it just that they like catching pike? On one hand, I could see how the Dow would think that reducing the pike population would help the trout population. On the other, it would seem that the pike would help weed out the small trout and eliminate competition for the bigger ones, thus producing more big trout. Sorry if this has been answered before. I did a search and there's just so much info to cover.