I believe I've started a new era of pike research, yesterday I tagged a pike with medium action ugly stick with Shakespeare reel, approximately 12 feet of braided line at the end of a single #5 hook and 18 inch steel leader. If a lucky sole shall catch this "tagged" pike in the future, feel free to file this tag into the archives of fish stories!

Other than the disappearing fishing rod (was closely attended), fishing was slow and steady on Volkmar with great weather to add!