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    Default What is considered a big pike in Alaska?

    Just wondering what is considered big for Alaskan pike.
    Generally I consider a pike over 40" to be big with fish 44" or over to be giants and fish of 50 incher or better freaking enormous.

    Where I live in the North West Territories it's generally not too hard to beat 40 inches and fairly common to hit the 44-46 inch mark and I personally know of several over 50 inch fish.
    So what's considered big in AK?

    PS. here's a couple of good ones from last Sunday's journey to the pike grounds.

    A skinny 40 incher.



    A fat 44 incher.


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    Your just a Minnow Molester....... Killing those poor little pikes Nice fishes bro
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    Here are a few in that range.





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    Whoa Steve....Them is some hogs for sure...
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    Nothing like putting kids on their first pike:

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    The wife and here Uncle had a blast catching their largest.





    One more for me, love Pike fishing!!!



    Is it summer yet??? Haven't figured out the hard water thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainer_in_ak View Post
    Nothing like putting kids on their first pike:

    The one holding that fish is in my classroom right now. Taught her sister last year, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainer_in_ak View Post
    Nothing like putting kids on their first pike:

    Mainer, wanna take me ice-fishing? Way to go!!

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    [QUOTE=DRIFTER_016;870237]Just wondering what is considered big for Alaskan pike.
    Generally I consider a pike over 40" to be big with fish 44" or over to be giants and fish of 50 incher or better freaking enormous.

    Where I live in the North West Territories it's generally not too hard to beat 40 inches and fairly common to hit the 44-46 inch mark and I personally know of several over 50 inch fish.
    So what's considered big in AK?

    I use the State Trophy program as a good gauge for what is a big pike.

    15 lbs or larger on weight (kept fish that are weighed) and 40 inches or longer on length (released fish). I still not have caught a "trophy size" pike in Alaska.
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    I don't know if you guys have enough ego to look at this huge fatty. It was a long tough fight. The skeeters were everywhere.





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    The biggest one in my pack basket is a nice pike no matter what the size.lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoiled one View Post
    The one holding that fish is in my classroom right now. Taught her sister last year, too.
    cool,
    small world. The girls are one of my best friends nieces, more like daughters, and awesome kids. They are hilarious when they're together and I hope they behave well in your class.......darned jokers.

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    [QUOTE=JediMasterSalmonSlayer;870337]
    Quote Originally Posted by DRIFTER_016 View Post
    Just wondering what is considered big for Alaskan pike.
    Generally I consider a pike over 40" to be big with fish 44" or over to be giants and fish of 50 incher or better freaking enormous.

    Where I live in the North West Territories it's generally not too hard to beat 40 inches and fairly common to hit the 44-46 inch mark and I personally know of several over 50 inch fish.
    So what's considered big in AK?

    I use the State Trophy program as a good gauge for what is a big pike.

    15 lbs or larger on weight (kept fish that are weighed) and 40 inches or longer on length (released fish). I still not have caught a "trophy size" pike in Alaska.
    I would think the Yukon and tribs would hold some good fish, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtofak View Post
    I don't know if you guys have enough ego to look at this huge fatty. It was a long tough fight. The skeeters were everywhere.





    I hope that you can someday live to experience the awesome power of such a creature.


    Mike
    Caught one of them on Sunday too.
    The only difference was mine ended up with teeth marks all over it.
    It fought like it was a much larger fish for most of the fight then it just gave up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtofak View Post
    I don't know if you guys have enough ego to look at this huge fatty. It was a long tough fight. The skeeters were everywhere.






    I hope that you can someday live to experience the awesome power of such a creature.


    Mike
    Geez Mike you droppin jaws with that one! Still, its bigger than any pike ive caught in alaska so far.............seriously guys.....



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    Quote Originally Posted by mainer_in_ak View Post
    cool,
    small world. The girls are one of my best friends nieces, more like daughters, and awesome kids. They are hilarious when they're together and I hope they behave well in your class.......darned jokers.
    That is what "M" was saying. I embarrassed her a bit when I showed her the picture. She wouldn't let me show her class. I asked her why it was embarrassing and she said that fishing isn't very girly. She is a good kid when she stays out of the drama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    Here are a few in that range.





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    What Steve failed to mention was that he is 7 foot 2! Those are some toad pike!
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    If you live in the valley/Anchorage area... a 40" Northern is HUGE. They are getting much harder to find, but they are still there...

    You live in NW or Fairbanks/Tok/Yukon/Tetlin a 40" Northern isn't too special.

    My biggest out of the valley area is 35" as seen in my av pic.
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    My biggest is 31'' from Alexander Creek. I have seen some 35'' in there, just couldn't get them to bite. Hopefully this weekend I get some big ones ice fishing

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