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    Default Good weather = Pike Mania!

    Took advantage of the nice temps and had a great day on the hardwater catching pike!! Nothing better than pulling some fatties through the ice with light tackle!
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    Nice pic. How does that pike's size compare to normal pike in your area? I'm blessed with large pike where I am at. Did you keep to cook? or release?

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    Nice job! We caught a dozen pike like that last week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon Cornelius View Post
    Nice pic. How does that pike's size compare to normal pike in your area? I'm blessed with large pike where I am at. Did you keep to cook? or release?
    As I understand the regs, it's illegal to release live pike back into the water


    I love hooking.

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    illegal to release pike in certain areas, not illegal to release where they were fishing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish View Post
    Nice job! We caught a dozen pike like that last week!
    Guy,

    Sounds like a great day, good job! I need to get my butt down there and fish some new water!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudemandude View Post
    illegal to release pike in certain areas, not illegal to release where they were fishing...
    From page 16 of the southcentral regs:
    [COLOR=rgb(0.000000%, 36.400000%, 64.200000%)]Live Release Prohibited[/COLOR]
    In the freshwaters of West Cook Inlet and Susitna River drainage, anglers are not allowed to release live pike back into the water.
    Pike not retained for personal use may be disposed of through lawfuland safe methods, including returning dead pike to the water.

    So certain areas, such as Fire Lake, you can release the fish back into the water, but most you cannot.

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    Nice job! I know that spot...looks like ya had a good trip. PM sent your way
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    The fun continues!

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    Wow! What a beast. Well done!

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    Nice pike, and set up. What bait, or set up? Maybe clues on location or lake? Haha. I'm dying to catch one thru the ice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cptmorganusn View Post
    From page 16 of the southcentral regs:
    [COLOR=rgb(0.000000%, 36.400000%, 64.200000%)]Live Release Prohibited[/COLOR]
    In the freshwaters of West Cook Inlet and Susitna River drainage, anglers are not allowed to release live pike back into the water.
    Pike not retained for personal use may be disposed of through lawfuland safe methods, including returning dead pike to the water.

    So certain areas, such as Fire Lake, you can release the fish back into the water, but most you cannot.

    They were fishing in the Fairbanks/NP area. Pike are native to those waters and as such have normal retention regulations. Unlike southcentral where they are considered invasive. The regulations you quoted are only applicable in south central Alaska. Most other parts of the state they are treated like any other game fish and you can catch and release.

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    Pike lakes? there are a few lakes off the road system that will give you a chance to get a some big pike, that is in the Big Sue drainage , get a map out
    an any lake that has a creek coming out will have some pike in it , the bigger the lake , the better the chance of a big pike
    you will need a snow machine or ATV [ depends on snow depth ] snow machine will do them all an ATV will do a few , SID as I see it,
    good luck, PS there are snow machine maps that will take you to all of the lakes or at least most,

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