10.0 lb. Northern Pike caught by Jeff Loy fishing in Lake Dunmore in Vermont on 08/22/09

Posted by Jeff Loy over 11 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
12.0" / 10.0 lb. Northern Pike caught by Jeff Loy fishing on Saturday August 22, 2009 at 10:00 in Lake Dunmore 1.48 km from Salisbury in Addison County, Vermont (VT), United States North America using a Casting & Trolling Spoon

Every year for my brother's birthday, I travel up from New Jersey to spend a day or two with him fishing our brains out. My brother, Dr. Fred Loy of Bennington, Vermont, will finish his morning rounds at the hospital and we will then depart for any one of our favorite lakes. On the water by 10:00 a.m. our very first trolling pass just in front of the launch ramp cove produced a massive strike, a great drag-screaming battle and a water-drenched landing of a 10 lb. 12 oz. pike (as carefully weighed on my electronic scale). This was my brother's biggest Vermont pike to date and and it was quickly and gently released. In my haste to assist in the landing and simultaneously film the adventure, I hit the camera button twice, effectively switching off the camera. Sorry, Fred!!! The very next trolling pass produced a 6 !/2 lb. pike for my brother and a while later I hooked, in the same spot, a fish that I had trouble turning even with my heavy trolling tackle. It twice took large amounts of line against a strong drag and it pulled as hard as any twenty pound musky. I never saw the fish. It will just have to be one of those great memories. Happy birthday, Fred!

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Joe Pych

Too bad you missed the photo :-( Understandable with all that excitement and that toothy monster in your boat.

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 11 years ago

Justin  Emerle

Great story. Would love to have seen the fish.

Posted by Justin Emerle Expert Member over 11 years ago

Brandon Mabrey

nice story

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 11 years ago

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