Hardwater Northern Angling.....aka Ice Fishing Pike!

Discussion in 'Hunters' Talk & Fish Tales -' started by Hasbeen, May 7, 2021.

  1. Hasbeen

    Hasbeen Well-Known Member

    Here are a few pics from some of our catches this past winter....
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  2. History Seeker

    History Seeker A NoBody Founding Member Official Historian

    Boy how I miss the old days Hard Water fishing on Canandaigua (NY) Lake for Lakers !
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  3. Hasbeen

    Hasbeen Well-Known Member

    A few more.... IMG_7665.jpg IMG_7613.jpg IMG_7238.jpg IMG_7462.jpg 430905c2-e830-401b-a289-22bbba46ed9c (2).JPG IMG_8207.jpg IMG_7603.JPG
     
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  4. Linehauldriver

    Linehauldriver New Member

  5. Hasbeen

    Hasbeen Well-Known Member

    No just northern pike. They stocked it with walleye back in the 90's but you can't find one. I think they had very marginal if any spawning habitat and with it being hard to access the past 20 years due to a bridge out on the logging road into it the pike population exploded and created a lake full of above average size pike. You can see a long ways on an aqua-vu camera it's such clear water and I've never yet seen any kind of fish but pike. You also do not catch many small pike. Most are over 5lbs. I think they have eaten all the walleye and now cannibalize each other. They will eye a spoon tipped with a minnow with caution but put a piece of pike belly or skin on it and they absolutely smash it.
     
  6. eric28

    eric28 Member

    Nice catch.
     
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