I saw a posting that the state should put a bounty on pikes in an effort to remove this species that is hurting the survival rate of the natural salmon fry and therefore the numbers of returning salmon in the runs, especially in the Mat-Su area. I, for one, agree that any unnaturally introduced to this area that has a known negative effect on salmon population ought to be wiped out if possible. So, with that in mind, I have some questions...
1. What is your opinion on a pike bounty?
and for those of us who have little or no experience going after pike,
2. What gear, techniques are needed to contribute to this worthwhile endeavor?
3. Where should we fish out the pikes to do the most good?
Sorry if this seems like a lot for one thread, but I am one of those who sees people talking about solutions and wants to take part as much as possible in those solutions.