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Old 10-07-2007, 09:27 AM
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Question 56 inch, 55 lb. Northern Pike

I normally don't post this kind of thing because many are fake, but these pictures are incredible. Of course, with digital images and editing, all photos are suspect. I've looked at the images and can't find signs of clipping etc. If these are faked, it's a good job.

Supposedly, this fish was taken on the Winnipeg River by Seven Sisters, Manitoba. Does such a place exist? And yes, the fish was allegedly caught taking an already hooked 36 inch pike. The angler landed both.

If anyone has any further information, let us know. If the story is true, it is amazing.



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Old 10-07-2007, 09:50 AM
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These pictures have been around a couple of years. I believe the truth is that the first two are from the Netherlands. People have been trying to claim they are from all over the place.
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Old 10-07-2007, 11:56 AM
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I always hear Sask/Man. But sounds like the truth is it comes from Europe
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:18 PM
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Default Clearly Not Calling Lake!!!!

The second pic with the view of the Sounder looking from the Bow is at the community complex in Calling lake, claiming the fish was caught there. Looking at the first pic with the background, it is NOT Calling Lake. However, there are alot of legitimate 10 pd + walleye 20 +pd Pike caught at Calling. Just no realy Sea Monsters like this thing.

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Old 10-07-2007, 03:52 PM
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First two pics of are of one heck of a pike caught in Europe somewhere...the third pic is not related. Like everyone has said, all sorts of stories exist (blah blah), but pike upwards of 40 pounds are not a "rare" occurrance in certain places in Europe.
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Old 10-07-2007, 04:14 PM
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I have a hard time believing pic # 3 is legit. I've never seen a fish grab another sideways like that.

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Old 10-17-2007, 12:31 PM
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These pictures have been around a couple of years. I believe the truth is that the first two are from the Netherlands. People have been trying to claim they are from all over the place.
As a few responses have stated, this is a european pike. Different forage and likely better genes have accounted for pike in the 50's. Awesome pictures
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:13 PM
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Default Pike Book

I am an avid pursuer of esox lucius, the northern pike.

One of the very best books on the topic, including a lisitng of records and photos, is Fred Buller's "Pike and the Pike Angler".

Northern Pike grow larger in Europe due to the predominance of soft-finned prey fish (tench, dace etc) as opposed to our walleye, perch etc. There is however, a photo in the book of a seven-foot muskie estimated at over 100 pounds!

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I am an avid pursuer of esox lucius, the northern pike.

One of the very best books on the topic, including a lisitng of records and photos, is Fred Buller's "Pike and the Pike Angler".

Northern Pike grow larger in Europe due to the predominance of soft-finned prey fish (tench, dace etc) as opposed to our walleye, perch etc. There is however, a photo in the book of a seven-foot muskie estimated at over 100 pounds!

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I'd love to see a pic of that 7 foot muskie.. where can I see it?
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:31 AM
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Here is a pic i came across from this website

http://pacnews.blogspot.com/2007/03/...ess-event.html

This lucky lady in the UK, landed this 39lbs 8oz
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:59 AM
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These pictures were in the May 2008 issue of NY Fish & Game indicating
a new NY State record. It was claimed the fish was caught in
Chippewa Bay on the St Lawrence river.
Now I read these pictures have been around a couple years.
It would seem you can't believe anything you read anymore.
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:03 AM
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These pictures were in the May 2008 issue of NY Fish & Game indicating
a new NY State record. It was claimed the fish was caught in
Chippewa Bay on the St Lawrence river.
Now I read these pictures have been around a couple years.
It would seem you can't believe anything you read anymore.
hahaha
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:32 PM
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Just to be a pain in the ass Ill say it came out of pigeon lake .
And better yet that's me in the picture . Post liposuction days .
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:48 PM
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I heard it was caught in Holland. Them pic's have been around for a couple of years now.
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after seeing those pictures i had to change my pants... holy ****.. i....mmmmm... WOW....
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