Northern Pike

The northern pike (known as the pike in Britain), Esox lucius, is a species of carnivorous fish of the genus Esox (the pikes). They are typical of brackish and freshwaters of the northern hemisphere (i.e. holarctic in distribution). They are also known by the literal translation of their latin name, "water wolf".

Missouri River System - Friday, October 10, 2014

 yuck. hit the tailrace tuesday and the water was so low the pool next to the boatramp was almost dry and what wasn't dry was full of weeds, same thing in front of the concrete chunks, I caught nothing. hiked up the stream looking for salmon but didn't see anything, not even a carp. had to leave because it was too windy to fish, the wind would catch any amount of line. from there I went to turtle creek and caught a 21 in ch northern that I realesed. couldn't go out wendsday because of car troubles.

Missouri River (ND Lower Portion) - Saturday, September 27, 2014

Went out last saturday on the river in Bismarck. Fished from fox island to the fort jeddies. I pulled bottom walkers in 18 ft out from the snags with a 4' leader and a circle hook for the dead rod and used a jig and 4" gulp to throw around. Caught all fish on the dead rod. Some smaller 12-15" walleyes, a few drum, a 4lb northern. Lost a really nice walleye at the boat reaching for the net..dang.  anyways a great day to be out if only for 4 hours. took home a limit of walleyes 14-16" nice and fat!!

Devils Lake (Overview) - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Recently made our first trip to Devils Lake and used the Perch-Eyes Guide Service and their lodging.  Started working with them in April to set things up.  At first it was a firm two guys and by May it was three.  Three guys was what the contract was written for and what the deposit was sent in for.  In email exchange there was mention of the possibility of a fourth but that was never confirmed with them.  From the beginning it was stated that we would utilize their guide service the first two days of our trip and the last three days we would fish on our own in our own boat.  The reason I s

Indian Hills / Mahto (Red Butte) Bay Area - Sunday, August 17, 2014

I fished west on Sunday out of Indian Hills Resort and had a good day pulling cranks for walleyes over smelt in 40-60 FOW. Some nice eaters and a couple of "picture fish", along with several pike. Big RR's on boards or Flicker Minnows and RR's on leadcore worked best for me.  Miles of smelt in this area of the lake right now.

Video report here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6xUpM996RM

Jim Carroll NPAA #13

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