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Old 02-21-2017, 08:00 PM
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I own a Colorado pontoon boat that is a lot of fun to use, but I'm thinking of taking it out this year onto some lakes with bigger fish, and I'm looking for ideas on how to subdue a big pike or wally when I don't have a good surface to use my fish club.
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:04 PM
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:06 PM
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Don't want the fish to act as a possessed trolling motor, lol
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:17 PM
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You could always release the bigger ones and keep something a size you can manage.
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:18 PM
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I own a Colorado pontoon boat that is a lot of fun to use, but I'm thinking of taking it out this year onto some lakes with bigger fish, and I'm looking for ideas on how to subdue a big pike or wally when I don't have a good surface to use my fish club.
The top of your head is the best spot !
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:39 PM
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The top of your head is the best spot !
Maybe I'll discover a new hair product made with pike slime and get a deal on Dragon's Den!

Brandon, if I get a minimum size pike, I plan on keeping and eating it!
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I've drifted in my pontoons chasing salmon. In my opinion even a pink is much scrappier than anything we have in our waters.

I just used a large folding net like this
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Old 02-21-2017, 09:28 PM
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Im assuming you will be "trolling" for them? dont forget the water down here gets pretty warm in the summers so they wont last long if you bonk them anyways
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I've drifted in my pontoons chasing salmon. In my opinion even a pink is much scrappier than anything we have in our waters.

I just used a large folding net like this
been fishing the wrong waters then
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I've caught big pike from a belly boat before. It's a lot of fun!

In my case I was fishing close enough to shore that I just worked my way over while fighting the fish and got it up on shore.


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