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Old 08-23-2017, 08:07 AM
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Nice pike. Congrats!
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:41 AM
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Great pike!
Nice colour and a clean, big fish.
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Old 08-23-2017, 10:14 AM
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Red fins have nothing to do with the age of the pike. Red fins are a sign of a tough fight where the chemistry changes the amount of O2 and acid in the blood of the fish, the same way a someone exercising strenuously may get red - for precisely the same reasons.

Obviously the bigger the fish, the longer and tougher a fight may be - that's why you may associate this with a bigger (and older) pike. That pike will recover and the fins will return to a normal hue.
Oh really! Haha I never knew that. I just always found that yeah the biggest fish get the red fins. Thanks for the clarification as to the reason.

Learn something new everyday as they say :-)
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Old 08-23-2017, 10:15 AM
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Nice!!
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Old 08-23-2017, 07:23 PM
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Nice pike, even if you gave someone the exact cords I'm sure your fishing spots safe head up to wabamun. 15 lb pike are pretty common!
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:10 AM
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Nice pike, even if you gave someone the exact cords I'm sure your fishing spots safe head up to wabamun. 15 lb pike are pretty common!
Thanks! my first big pike was caught out of Wabamun about 2 years ago. It was weighed in at 18lbs. But I noticed last year after they stocked the lake with so many walleye, that was mostly all I caught.. and a few small pike.

Been hesitant about going back up there this year.
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Old 08-24-2017, 10:11 AM
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Default Walleye

Yeah, seems hard to keep walleye off the hook these days! When you go out and catch only a couple pike you got to wonder. Still fun. Best of luck out there!
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