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VIDEO: Pike on Ice! - on my 4-day solo, mid winter 2012
« on: March 01, 2012, 08:06:14 PM »
Ice fishing for northern pike (jackfish) on my 4-day mid winter solo trip. No big lunkers, just some little eaters. Pike is often thrown back because its so bony, but it is one of THE best eating fresh water fish around here....if you can clean out the Y bones.  It's a time consuming fillet process, but worth it.  The weather warmed up (too warm around 0C), so cleaning on the ice was not a problem of freezing hands.  I don't show the laborious cleaning process, but I do show the results in the fry pan.  Mmmm pike.   :)

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Re: VIDEO: Pike on Ice! - on my 4-day solo, mid winter 2012
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 09:19:43 PM »
you gotta love pike in Ontario that is what I go for when at the lake Willard and link lake have great fishing even laker's was hoping to go this winter but not going to happen poo looks like you were using spoons lookd productive. I really need to finish the chissel lol cheers Grizz.

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Re: VIDEO: Pike on Ice! - on my 4-day solo, mid winter 2012
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 09:46:41 PM »
looks like you were using spoons looked productive.

Tipped with a dead frozen minnow!   Without the minnow I can't catch them.  Dead frozen are easy to carry for winter camping.
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Re: VIDEO: Pike on Ice! - on my 4-day solo, mid winter 2012
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2012, 08:20:44 PM »
Always nice to have a lake to yourself. I love fishing the back lakes. Fishing can be tough some days but Your always rewarded by the view.

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Re: VIDEO: Pike on Ice! - on my 4-day solo, mid winter 2012
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2012, 12:20:10 PM »
Nice pike HOOP.
I recently iced my first winter pike. I agree they are def very tasty.
Now, if i could only get some of those pickerel. :(




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Re: VIDEO: Pike on Ice! - on my 4-day solo, mid winter 2012
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2012, 07:54:59 PM »
That's a nice looking pike!  The bigger they are, the easier they are to clean. 

Ya I wish I could lock into some pickerel.  So far this winter I have camped on a pike lake, and a lake trout lake and done well on both.  But no pickerel for me.
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