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oogie8
Posted: Sep 04, 2019 - 05:02 pm


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Wanted to pick everyones brains, Iíve now caught Pike in balsam, Cameron, and sturgeon, has anyone saw them in pigeon or lower? Was mortified this weekend fishing for muskie, with four pike to show for it, made my knees weak and I felt like my heart was sinking.

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sabby
Posted: Sep 04, 2019 - 06:01 pm


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Where were you fishing? I've seen them as far as the Ottonabee on the other end of the system.

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metalbuckle
Posted: Sep 04, 2019 - 06:06 pm


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Canal & Mitchel - Yes
Balsam - Yes
Cameron - Yes

I did not know they were in Sturgeon (I thought that lake was safe for now)

Scugog - No

Pigeon, Chemong & Buckhorn (tri-lakes) - No

Rice Lake (unforunately) - Yes
Trent River east of Rice - Yes
Otonabee River - Yes


So basically central Kawartha Lakes, still holding on, but Pike are now on the east and west side, and IMO, it's only a matter of time before they get into the rest of the lakes. They are very prolific and easily travel through locks...

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oogie8
Posted: Sep 04, 2019 - 06:08 pm


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Ive been fishing from chemong to cameron, still havenít seen one in pigeon, buckhorn or chemong

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oogie8
Posted: Sep 04, 2019 - 06:11 pm


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Caught two in sturgeon this weekend, next year theyll be in pigeon is my guess

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oogie8
Posted: Sep 04, 2019 - 06:14 pm


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I can already see how itís affected the musky population, the rearing areas, where i commonly Catch young of the year muskies have been taken over by pike, the kawarthas are going to change drastically over the next ten years

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gord88
Posted: Sep 04, 2019 - 07:38 pm


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Caught a 34" tiger musky in sturgeon lake about 5 years ago... never caught a pike there.

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Attila
Posted: Sep 04, 2019 - 09:43 pm


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Pike in Sturgeon?

Would love to know where you got them.

I've been fishing every corner of that lake for many years and have never seen one.

Not saying I don't believe you, just would love to know where you got them.

Yes, it's only a matter of time before they're in every lake in the Kawartha's.

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Hank Jr
Posted: Sep 05, 2019 - 05:52 am


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Yes they are in Sturgeon I had a friend from NY caught one last fall in front of McConnell Island he sent me a picture holding it with the island in the back round

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oogie8
Posted: Sep 05, 2019 - 06:01 am


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I must be very lucky or unlucky depending on how you look at it then, LOL. Thanks for replying Attila, Since I understand you fish this lake a lot. One was in Goosebay, which in my opinion is a rearing area, and one was in close proximity to the lock in Fenelon

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Posted: Sep 05, 2019 - 11:17 pm


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I've never seen one in Sturgeon myself. I've seen lots of Muskies caught though. Hopefully they are not a big population.

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Chuck Enwinde
Posted: Sep 06, 2019 - 12:07 am


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Saw one come out of Cameron on the weekend. Probably about 8lbs, so not a young fish. It was caught by a guy fishing muskies. He put it on a rope until he could find someone to take it home. It really is too bad.

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Posted: Sep 06, 2019 - 02:49 pm


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Catch them, clean them and then it eat them ..
Oh man I'm heading north in a week and will eat my share of them. Can't wait so tasty..

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Bredan2003
Posted: Sep 06, 2019 - 09:33 pm


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Yikes. We havenít caught any Pike on Buckhorn or Pigeon. Haven't heard of anyone catching Pike on Buckhorn.

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ilyukha
Posted: Sep 08, 2019 - 10:41 am


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Canal, Mitchel and Balsam are pretty much taken over by pike but it sad news indeed that it's getting in Sturgeon.
I did not catch any pike in Sturgeon but I do not fish it often. Knowing that the pike is in Balsam/Cameron and Crowe/Belmont makes it just a matter of time before it invades mid kawartha lakes.
I do my fair share of keeping Kawartha pike everytime I fish there and if someone is interested in knowing a good pike cooking recipy I can share an excellent pike burgers/patties recipy where you grind the pike filet in the meat grinder (no need to poke out Y-bones) mix it up with white bread and eggs and fry them with adding a bit of butter.
With fries and beer it's so yummy!

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