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New Alberta Record Pike??
02-19-2007, 05:28 PM
Is it true has it been broken? Heard one close to 40lbs was caught in one of the Southern Alberta Resevoirs. Myself had a crappy fishing weekend. Ended up with enough for supper though. Caught one 12lb pike on Badger and one around 70cm for supper.

02-19-2007, 07:36 PM
Haven't heard that rumor yet. Would be cool. I'm expecting one over 40lbs to come out of Chin someday. I haven't seen one over 35lb caught in 3 years now. I was out at CPR as i figured i'd try the non-winter kill side. Water very smelly and shallow, didn't get any bites. I want to head for trout this week. Good to hear badger gave up a few fish.

02-19-2007, 08:14 PM
Have not heard that rumor yet & I ice fish for pike a lot. The guy fishing beside me this weekend got a 32.5 pounder this past weekend though. Wow what a gator!!! 46" long & really, really fat.

02-19-2007, 10:06 PM
Yeah Badger was okay. Quite a few people around, but still not the action I like to have at badger (not complaining). Maybe my source heard wrong about the big pike but we'll see in the next few days.

musky xl
02-21-2007, 07:21 PM
that rumour is started every single year...last year it was distributed with a picture...the guy from holland (i believe).:\

can anyone explain why we still quantify records by the weight and not the length of fish?

02-21-2007, 08:40 PM
Just becasue a fish is lengthy, doesn't mean it has any weight to it. Early last summer I caught a spawned out pike that was 36" long, and although I didn't have a scale with me, I would guarentee that fish didn't weigh more than 7 or 8 pounds.

02-21-2007, 10:27 PM
I heard a huge one got pulled out of Twin Coulee Res. 39.5 lbs.

musky xl
02-21-2007, 10:29 PM
thats exactly my point...weight can fluctuate greatly over the course of a year, depending on the spawn, if they are fatting up for the winter, etc... to class fish by length versus weight just seems to make a bit more sense to me.

this is only compounded by the fact that we are encouraging catch and release...a pic with the fish lying beside a tape is hard to dispute.

02-23-2007, 12:51 AM
"I heard a huge one got pulled out of Twin Coulee Res. 39.5 lbs."

Out of all the lakes in Alberta to set a new record that one would surprise me the most. Lots of decent pike but it doesn't seem to have the food supply (yet). Would be cool if it materialized.