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    Talking Did some one say Pike?

    Its still too early for Caribou in NW Alaska, about 3 weeks I hope and I won't shoot a moose when the temps are 70, **** hot up here right now! So I decided to stalk my favorite fish north of the Arctic Circle, Pike!

    We just got home and wow we nailed the toothy *******s this weekend. Last night we caught about a dozen with most in the 20 -25 inch range but skinny. This morning we broke camp and headed into the Noatak Flat of the Noatak National Park. Slam time! My son and I landed over 30 fish in about 4 hours and kept 3 that were fat and over 2 feet long. My son took a nice 30 incher that weighed in at 11 pounds on his 4 wt spinning rod. I hooked a pig on a #3 red and white Mepp spinner on Gavin’s 4 wt spinning rod. He slammed the Mepp and took of into the weeds. It took 10 minutes to get him out of the weeds and into a net, 35 inches and 16 pounds! Pigggggg… I love fishing these northern monsters!


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    Just kidding Walt, sounds like a great time & looks like the boy was having fun. Some good eating there as well.

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    Talking Sun glasses??

    Are you calling me pasty white? Let’s remember that I live 33 miles north of the Arctic Circle! Thank god the pike was not blinded by the White!



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    Nice pike Walt. Looks like you and your son had a great trip! Pike were the first big fish my dad taught me to catch and are still one of my favorites. They are a blast to get on top water lures back in the weed beds or shallows when they are sunning!

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    Default Pike Eating...

    Excellent.

    Just as good as the walleye, and I laid that one to rest in mid-Ontario the week before last...

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    Nice fish Walt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northwestalska View Post
    Are you calling me pasty white?
    As my wife would say "fish belly white".

    Hey, I resemble that...

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    Nice to see you trying to get a tan, Walt! <grin> Neat pics, thanks for sharing those. It was hot here last week too (hit 83 a couple of days) but has cooled off some now. Those pike are some fine eating indeed.

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