Water Wolves at Glendale (w/pics 56k warning)
It has been awile since we have seen any pictures posted. I like to share success and enjoy the success of other fisherman. Recently a fishing buddy, my 13 yr old son, and myself enjoyed a chilly, late afternoon fishing trip to Glendale. One of our primary goals was to scout the waterfowl situation for this Saturday's second opener. We were not at all disappointed with what we saw! Plenty of ducks for the second season. The second part of the mission was to catch some filletable perch and maybe try to find some of the Northern Pike that we had heard tale of which were supposed to be eagerly feeding recently. We worked the weed edges at the top of the lake with little success. I was fortunate enough to have a big cooler full of nice, seined minnows available from last weekend. Long story short, we covered some of the most famous structure on the lake and found schooled perch. While we did catch a half dozen, none were worthy of the knife. The surface temp of the water is 47degrees. Judging by the way the perch were "washed out" in color, the deeper water is even cooler. I marked some suspended fish which I assumed were crappie. I told my buddy to take my medium rod, one strung with older 6lb that had a tru-turn and encouraged him to catch a suspended fish so that we could see what we were on top of. He set the hook on the lighter rod and announced that he had a bigger fish than a crappie. I assumed that it may be a bigger bass. The drag on the reel had not been touched since I had it set on "walleye" earlier this summer so my buddy was free spoolin and back reelin' to get a look at what he had hooked. . .here it is:
The "gentleman" in the above posted picture is a constant lurker here on this forum. If you guys help me out by calling him some insulting names. . .we could call him out and MAKE him post a response at least! A good thing to rip on him about would be to ask him how the pictured pike was prepared for a "throw down" LOL! I am not sure who won that battle!
About a half an hour later I lost another legal pike at the back of the boat when it threw the minnow and jighead from its jaws!
My son got in on the action right at dark as we were in a cove scouting the night flight of ducks and geese. He caught a pike that was just his size. That is to say that on the 6lb. line with no leader, this was a good first pike for him!:
All in all, I was the ONLY guy who did not land a pike. Largely it was my own fault. Now I am torn, should I go hunt ducks and geese or should I seek out more "wolves"?
post edited by earlysecond - 2008/11/13 10:12:02