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metalbuckle
Posted: Feb 17, 2020 - 11:51 am


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Hi Folks,

I finally made it out this season for some much needed F & R .. Fishing & Relaxation. LOL

Sorry for the slow start this season, been busy at work and with family stuff, but had some time this long weekend and headed out to a back lake for some splake fishing.

On Sat, braved the cold, wind and snow flurries and walked out to an area where I have had some success with splake in the past. Drilled a few holes at various depths on the tip of an island which drops off from 10 fow to 50 fow. Didn't mark many fish at all and it was a slow morning, but around 10 am, I finally saw a fish on the sonar come in and swipe my bait. Missed it the first time, but it came back again and this time set the hook and battle was one. Fish had some weight and after a few runs -- a chunky pike about 4 lbs came up the hole.. Ok this could be the reason, I am not catching any splake. Kept at it and hit another nice fish with weight a 1 pm, but this time my line broke or it was cut. Most likely another toothy critter.

On Sun I tried again, this time meeting up with some friends. Around 10 am same time, I hooked into a nice fish and topside came the target species, Landing a nice splake 1 to 1.5 bs. Then the pike action picked up and the Petersen's put on a clinic and each landed a nice pair of chunky pike. Lost a few fish as well, But all in all a great time and fun weekend!

Here is some much needed fish porn...

The splake

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Posted: Feb 17, 2020 - 11:52 am


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Pike

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Posted: Feb 17, 2020 - 11:52 am


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Another pike

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metalbuckle
Posted: Feb 17, 2020 - 11:53 am


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Happy Fisher!

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Posted: Feb 17, 2020 - 11:59 am


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Great looking fish there sir. Glad you made it out for some F&R.

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Posted: Feb 17, 2020 - 12:56 pm


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Nice looking pike !!

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Posted: Feb 17, 2020 - 02:34 pm


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Geat to see you getting out wit some good company to boot

all the fish look just great, well done

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Posted: Feb 18, 2020 - 02:19 pm


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A good weekend fishing with some good friends,,,,priceless

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Posted: Feb 19, 2020 - 11:49 am


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It was great that we could catch up even in the cold less than 36 hours after returning from Barbados! To be honest, the cold wasn't too bad and almost refreshing after 9 days in 29 weather. At least it wasn't as cold as Saturday when you did your recon! By the way, thanks for narrowing down the "spot".

Hopefully then next time you return east will be boating weather and we can be more mobile.

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Posted: Feb 23, 2020 - 01:49 pm


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The pike appear quite healthy. I guess all those splake keep the pike chubby. Bit of a waste of hatchery fish though.

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