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Old 10-07-2007, 08:27 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, 08:50 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, 10:56 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, 11:18 AM
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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, 02:52 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, 03:14 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 10-07-2007, 04:07 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.
I've seen them grab like that often.
We landed a big walleye a few years back that latched onto a two pounder my friend was bringing in.
Also, I've got a few big jacks in Winnefred lake while reeling in smaller ones.
However, it just seems strange that there are so many people that have seen this pic
of the big one before to give it any authenticicty.
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Old 10-07-2007, 04:48 PM
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x 2 cat.

Well looking at the Sask records it did NOT come from there.

"Northern Pike 42 lbs 12 oz Lake Athabasca 1954"

Although looking at the link you can see

"World Record: 55 lbs. 1 ounce Germany"

So I would say that's where this baby come from.

http://www.landbigfish.com/fish/fish.cfm?ID=16
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Old 10-08-2007, 06:23 AM
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Thanks, everyone! I knew the board would dig out the truth!
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I've seen them grab like that often.
We landed a big walleye a few years back that latched onto a two pounder my friend was bringing in.
Also, I've got a few big jacks in Winnefred lake while reeling in smaller ones.

Cat,

I've landed jacks also (and one laker) that grabbed a smaller fish that I had hooked. However, each time they attacked from the rear(caudal), never from the side. It must have been interesting landing the 'second' fish when they had it from the side?!
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:31 PM
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i had these pictures emailed to me 6 months ago. there was no storey attahced expect it said this happened at rainy lake. I would presume this is ontario somewhere but not sure. if it is real that is a monster
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x 2 cat.

Well looking at the Sask records it did NOT come from there.

"Northern Pike 42 lbs 12 oz Lake Athabasca 1954"

Although looking at the link you can see

"World Record: 55 lbs. 1 ounce Germany"

So I would say that's where this baby come from.

http://www.landbigfish.com/fish/fish.cfm?ID=16
I think the biggest on record is from Ireland, 92lbs(?) but it was cought in a net , not by angling.
I know they get big in brackish water in Russia and the Baltic areas .
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:28 PM
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I think the biggest on record is from Ireland, 92lbs(?) but it was cought in a net , not by angling.
I know they get big in brackish water in Russia and the Baltic areas .
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Not sure, those are angling records *shrug*
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:59 PM
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Vid of a pike attacking side of another pike...

HERE

About the first two pics - seen them many many times on lots of boards going back a few years now. LOTS of different stories attached...
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never seen that (and I SCUBA dive) , however, I don't doubt what Cat or the youtube videa say/show is true.
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:34 PM
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Default Not Calling Lake

Drewski Canuck, I can't see any resemblance to the C.L. Community complex in any of the first two pictures. Both pictures have the same background. I saw these pictures about a year ago. I think they are BOGUS!!!
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Old 10-10-2007, 03:03 PM
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Default German, The pictures are hanging in the complex!

Seems some local is a bit boastful at Calling. The pics are on the brag board inside the Complex and attributed to Calling. Obviously, not true.

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Old 10-10-2007, 03:42 PM
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Default Sorry Drewski

My bad. I misread what you typed. Anyways, the pictures are obviouly B.S.
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:29 PM
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Here is a link to a bit more info http://www.fishingfury.com/20070318/world-record-pike/ i think that fish is actually from Italy cause here is another big pike taken from Italy
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:06 PM
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Seven Sisters does exsist, and it's just on the west entrance to Whiteshell provincial park, Manitoba, west of Kenora.

The family had fished there back in August. Lots of smaller pike. The area has been heavily fished as it is only 1 hour from Winnipeg and easily accessable. Word has it that there are no monstours left in the area.
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Old 10-13-2007, 05:59 PM
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http://www.pacgb.co.uk/articles/blomedit.htm the real story i think

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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, 02:13 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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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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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, 04:32 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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I heard it was caught in Holland. Them pic's have been around for a couple of years now.
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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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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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Is it me, or does that lady look like the chick off of Royal Canadian Air Farce?

This is off of Wiki

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Pike grow to a relatively large size; lengths of 150 centimetres (59 in) and weights of 25 kg (55 pounds) are not unheard of. The heaviest specimen known so far was caught in an abandoned stone quarry, in Germany, in 1983. She (the majority of all pikes over 8 kg (18 pounds) are females) was 1.47 m (5 ft) long and weighed 31 kg (67 pounds).

The longest pike ever recorded was 152 cm (60 in) long and weighed 28 kg (61 pounds). Historic reports of giant pike, caught in nets in Ireland in the late 1800s, of 41 to 42 kg (89 to 92 pounds), were researched by Fred Buller and published in "The Doomsday Book of Mammoth Pike". The British Isles have not managed to produce much in the way of giant pike in the last 50 years and as a result there is substantial doubt surrounding those earlier claims.

Currently, the IGFA recognizes a 26 kg (55 pound) pike caught by Lothar Louis in Lake of Grefeern, Germany, on 16 Oct, 1986 as the all-tackle world record northern pike.

Northern pike in North America seldom reach the size of their European counterparts; one of the largest specimens known was a 21 kg (46 pound, 2 ounce) specimen from New York state. It was caught in Great Sacandaga Lake on September 15, 1940 by Peter Dubuc.

There are reports of far larger pike, but these are either misidentifications of the pike's larger relative the muskellunge, or simply have not been properly documented and belong in the realm of legend.
Theres no way that Pike came from Canada, and I'd throw out any "common sense" about how "normal" pike eat. I'm sure its not the first free lunch that she's stolen. You could put a harness on her and use her as a trolling motor, lmao.
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