I set out for about an hour in a canoe just before supper time tonight. On Sydenham Lake, Ontario, Canada, there are many rocks cliffs. I made my way over to one and tried for pike. Well second cast landed me a nice one!!! I usually catch them by accident, and they destroy my bass lures, but I bought a new Lucky Strike Red Flash (basically big red & white spoon with beads) and Mr. (or Mrs.) Pike SLAMMED IT!!
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Basically I just threw the spoon out, let it sink and before it even hit bottom I was struck!!! It was awesome reeling this one in while in a canoe, and even towed me around a little bit.
Next weekend bass season opens, I have been waiting for what feels like forever…. but alas, time to hook some bass!!
Hope you all had a great weekend on the water!!
Very nice catch! Hope to see pictures of big bass; the best of luck to you this season!
Thanks Daniel, I sure hope so too!!!
Best of luck to you as well, may you catch the big one.. and MANY more!
Nice Pike, Ashley! Impressed that you managed that toothy critter from a canoe, too!
That is downright fabulous! Pike with a smile. Once again…fabulous.
Mel – Thank you!! It was definitely a blast, and even more satisfying that I set out to catch a pike, and did 🙂
Thank you Colaradocasters!! I was a happy lady!!
Nice catch! Good luck bass season!
Wow, nice catch! I can still remember when I caught my first ever pike. We all thought I was stuck on bottom. Then my dad hauled it in and we were amazed at the Pike's strength. I bet it was fun getting towed around in the canoe. Haha!
Nice fish Ashley – wish I had a local spot to go out and get a quick pike fix!
Ian – we must go fishing when you are home, whether it's on water or ice.
Wolfy – I wish it was in my backyard, hopefully someday 🙂 For now it's about 40 minutes away.