Bruce Parks

40.0 in. Northern Pike caught by Bruce Parks fishing in Lake Saint Catherine in Vermont on 05/12/09

Posted by Bruce Parks over 9 years ago

Northern Pike
No picture was available for this catch. This is a stock image.
Image credit: Timothy Knepp, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
40.0" Northern Pike caught by Bruce Parks fishing on Tuesday May 12, 2009 at 17:35 in Lake Saint Catherine 4.86 km from Wells in Rutland County, Vermont (VT), United States North America using a Black/silver a Stick Bait by Rapala International

Trolling Rapala stick baits for brown trout, both on downriggers at 14 ft. and on planer boards, about 80 ft. back in 28 feet of water. This fish hit the lure so hard most of the Riviera planer board went underwater! Spent a good 15 minutes working the fish to the boat, but when we tried to net it, it was way too big for the 22" wide rubber net....had the fish out of the water twice with about 12" extending beyond the net on each side. On the second attempt the lure caught the net and the fish was gone! Definite adrenaline pumper! On the basis of the net width we estimated the fish to be around 40".

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Paul Blair

fish story

Posted by Paul Blair Expert Member over 6 years ago

Bill Woods

Good job

Posted by Bill Woods Expert Member over 9 years ago

John A Wright

great catch hopefully u will remeber the camera next time lol

Posted by John A Wright Elite Member over 9 years ago

THE  HAMMER

WAY TO GO BRUCE

Posted by THE HAMMER Elite Member over 9 years ago

Bruce Parks

Would love to have had a photo, but the camera was sitting in the car!

Posted by Bruce Parks over 9 years ago

Brandon Mabrey

nice story

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 9 years ago

Timothy Paulding

Oh ya where's the Pix :P

Posted by Timothy Paulding over 9 years ago

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Fishing report - 5.2 lb. Largemouth Bass caught by David West fishing in Lake Saint Catherine in Vermont on 08/26/06 Fishing report - 3.3 lb. Brown Trout caught by Bruce Parks fishing in Lake Saint Catherine in Vermont on 09/13/08
5.2 lb. Largemouth Bass caught by David West fishing in Lake Saint Catherine in Vermont on 08/26/06 3.3 lb. Brown Trout caught by Bruce Parks fishing in Lake Saint Catherine in Vermont on 09/13/08

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