Plan on ice fishing it this year and i heard that the dow has been stocking pike? Any one know for sure? Thanks, Shannon
Come on, they only really harmed spinney. And their is no way the CDOW would stock pike. That's almost like a democrat giving Bush credit for something good.catmann29 said:NO WAY they are going to stock pike! Why start over to just screw it up!? Don't get me wrong. I love pike. I'd take them over trout. But not everyone is willing to catch pike all day. Colorado is Trout Country. I lived in Nebraska and saw what the pike did to lakes. It gets pretty scary at times.
HaHa Ok Roadkill you go first . I really want to catch one too but to be honest I do not want to put in the time required. I mean seriously who has 80 hrs to put in on a lake to maybe catch one? Forget tigers lets just have a couple good pike lakes and a couple good lake trout lakes and we all will be happy.roadkill said:the dow has been stocking thousands of tigers each year to give us some giant fish to target heck they got a 36 inch minimum size people need to take advantage of this
I have found that you can make up the equivalent by just making up some of your own leaders out of 30-40 lb. mono. It doesn't spook the fish and the pike don't bite through it.Lazarus said:The most important thing for pike is NOT TO USE WIRE LEADER. It repells strikes like DEET repells skeeters.
But make sure you check the leader after every fish for nicks and replace it when it does get them.Walking Eagle said:I have found that you can make up the equivalent by just making up some of your own leaders out of 30-40 lb. mono. It doesn't spook the fish and the pike don't bite through it.Lazarus said:The most important thing for pike is NOT TO USE WIRE LEADER. It repells strikes like DEET repells skeeters.
The biggest pike I have caught on a heavy mono leader was a 16 pounder and he was hooked in the front of the jaw, with a Dardevle spoon about the size of a hub cap in between him and my leader. So that wasn't really a good test.roadkill said:mono is still plastic and a prolonged tug o war with a really bigun has the chance of cutting thru the line unless you get lucky (skilled?) and hook them in the corner of the mouth so the teeth rub on the hook not the line