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24.0 in. Northern Pike caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 07/09/12

Posted by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle Expert Member over 7 years ago

24.0 in. Northern Pike caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 07/09/12
24.0" Northern Pike caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing on Monday July 09, 2012 at 08:00 near Walled Lake in Oakland County, Michigan (MI), United States North America using a Berkly 4” powerworm black w/chart. tail a Worm by Berkley

It is the end of my 1 week vacation and we returned early from my daughter’s softball tournament (team went 0-4, but played well the last two games). The only things I like doing as much as fishing are spending any time in outdoors or sports with the family and between the softball and hiking in the Sleeping Bear Dunes it was an enjoyable week.

Anyhow, back out on Wolverine Lake and the water temp is 82-84F. Drop-shotting for bass trying to duplicate last years patterns and caught these two largemouth (both about 14 ½ inches) & four pike (see next post) in 4 hours (8-noon) and a few very small sunfish (not shown).

I am still rigged with a VMC spin shot and tieable wire. The bass seemd to take the bait no problem, I just think the pike were so aggressive that they are pushing the bass off the baitfish. All of these fish took the 4” Berkley powerworm (black and chartreuse tail), even the northern pike.

Notice the scar on the one pike.....again, this is the reason I take pictures of each of my fish no matter how small....many times you can identify a unique individual. There was one bass in Wolverine lake that I caught every other spring, 3x in total over 6 years....I wonder if he is still out there?

I look forward to seeing If I catch this pike again. It looks like he was hit hard before he got to this minimum legal size (24inches) and if he is tough enough to live through this scar I look forward to how large he could grow!

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John Toland

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