I just read fish and games pike management plan http://www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/region2/pike/
and I was curious if anyone else has had the time to read it in it's entirety. It has some interesting ideas on how to eradicate northern pike populations but I think they overlooked a few things that would not cost them a dime. If they want to seriously put a dent in the pike population they need to allow anglers the opportunity to fish for them with more than 2 lines through the ice. Except for a few lakes (a couple on the Kenai peninsula and Susitna Valley) here in South Central, a person can only fish with 2 lines. I think most people would agree that if an angler had the opportunity to fish with several lines through the ice they would target northern pike more frequently. Personally, I like to use 2 spinning rods to fish for trout, char and salmon when I go out. Given the opportunity, I would gladly set out several tip-ups in addition to the 2 lines I use for trout. I have drafted a proposal for the Board of Fish and Game that recommends raising the limit on how many lines an individual may use while ice fishing for pike to 12 per person. This way technically, a person could still fish with two spinning rods for trout and such and set out 10 tip-ups for pike. Am I crazy or would others be on board with this???