looks like you got a couple Tiger muskies as well too, unless it's just the picture.
nah dont think the river had ever been stocked with pikestocked with lots of browns but they activly seek to get rid of the pike, though there were more big chub then pike (enviroment agency said we could only take pike) which to be honest would do more damage to junivvle trout then the pike with the numbers there were of them
Quote from: TrailsEnd on October 30, 2007, 09:51:09 AMlooks like you got a couple Tiger muskies as well too, unless it's just the picture.Those are younger pike TrailsEnd. They will have markings like that. Here the ones I see like that are much smaller. Maybe growth is very rapid there.
I dont buy the bs about culling to help the trout, hell I live to trout fish most weekends I go for a full day float trip trout fishing White River. BUt I love pike fishing too. There is a natural equal balance that can be reached and the culling undermines nature.As for color of the pike and markings thats bull crap too. I have seen those markings on gish in the Rhine Mein Donhoue canal to the old King canal in middle Bavaria alnod withe th upper mein and the lakes of Graphennwher. Almost everywhere in Europe I have caught pike I have found fish with those markings. They like other fish species have a variity of colors and markings from the same waters.I have never caught pike in Italy or Spain and a few other contries but have in most of Central Europe and many states in America and Canada.Colors varie from fish to fish.