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post #1 of 18 Old 10-14-2007, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Speaking of fishing...

I almost fainted when I saw these pics. It's a new Canadian record, caught in the Winnipeg River near Seven Sisters, Manitoba. Guy had a 36" pike on when this MONSTER attacked it:

56" and 55 lbs.

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Thats a helluva fish!!!

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May even be a world record. Currently it's a 55 lb 1 oz. from Germany.
It's 13 lbs over the current Canadian record.
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Wow, I would have been happy with the 36" too!
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Holycow!!!!!!
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Wow. I'm not sure what I would have done. For sure I'd remember to never wash my hands in the water!
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So.....what would one do with a fish that size? Surely pike aren't good to eat anyway--so where does this one go? Into the bait bucket?

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Cool pics Boardman.

But please guys lets take the time to learn how to upload pictures into your picture gallery so we won't have any broken threads in the future and also out of courtesy to other members for easier viewing.
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Pike are good eating. I've eaten pike from clear water Canadian lakes that taste just like walleyes. On the other hand I've had them from MI swamp water and they have a distinctive, but still good taste.

What to do with that one.....mount it! That's a fish of several lifetimes.
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Texas- I'll have to read over the instructions, but I did it in the usual manner and all I got was red X's. But I probably did it wrong.
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The light bulb will go off for ya. If not we can do a landline tutorial.

So if Pike tastes like Walleye, what does Walleye taste like? For me, the fishier the better. I don't care for mild fish but I grew up eating salt water fish out of the GOM.
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Doesn't everything taste like chicken

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Closest thing to walleyes would probably be cod, but in my opinion walleye doesn't have as strong a flavor - it's really a very "light" taste.

I prefer the swampwater pike because they have a stronger distinctive flavor as opposed to crystal clear water pike. When I was on a fly-in trip to Canada you couldn't tell the difference bewteen pike and walleyes in that extra-clean water.

One fish I just finally got a taste of is Burbot, or eelpout as they call it in MN. I heard it was the "poor man's lobster" and it really comes close to the lobster taste. Only place I've been able to find it was at a commercial fishing outfit on Lake Superior. It may be the ugliest freshwater fish:

http://www.fishalaskamagazine.com/fish/Burbot.htm

They also have the less than endearing habit of trying to wrap themselves around your arm when you try to unhook them.
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Sheesh....when am I finally going to stop believing things I see on the internet.

The fish is real, but it ain't from Canada:

http://www.pacgb.co.uk/articles/blomedit.htm
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and it's a mere 43 pounds.
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Still nice! And he released it. That would be hard to do.
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We grow them big in Canada. Unfortunately, when pikes get that big they're not supposed to be very good eating. I had the opportunity to go fishing for walleye in Ontario, a few years back, and they were really tasty.

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I take occasional trips up to Canada and fly-in to some lakes. Good pike, walleye, some perch, etc.
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