Northern Pike

Submitted by Joel on 02/11/2003. ( b13joel )

I have a pike that I skinned and fleshed and I want to freeze the skin. Whats the best way to do this? I dont have a huge freezer, can I roll it up in a wet towel?

Is there a supplier that offers straight mannikins for pike. All I have seen is right and left turns .

Thanks for any info.

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This response submitted by Dan on 02/11/2003. ( Hasslehut )

If you roll it up the way I think you mean you'll pop all the scales and ruin the skin, best way is to lay it out on a damp towel , wrap the towel around it, and slide it in a tube bag or large garbage bag, lay flat in the freezer.

No problem rolling a northern pike

This response submitted by Cecil Baird on 02/11/2003. ( )

after skinning. I do it all the time.

As far as a "straight mannikin" I don't know. Why you would want to mount a "straight fish." It wouldn't be very natural.


This response submitted by Art on 02/11/2003. ( )

Yes you can roll up and freeze ..just put it into water to thaw,but not necassary it will thaw out fast just skin

Thanks another ?

This response submitted by joel on 02/11/2003. ( )

Thanks for the replies. I want a straight mannikin so when I get two more pike I can make a stringer mount. Does that make sense or would you use a turn mannikin?

stringer mount

This response submitted by jim on 02/11/2003. ( )

Your idea of a stringer mount is good but remember or take a picture
of a stringer they don't all hang straight.. Some even have a final
fin flare or tail turn. Again the first may be straight but other fish
laying over top as they hang bend at the head over the first fish. Hope
you under stand what I'm writing. It's not easy writing instructions.
Oh yes I just took my pike skin from freezer, wrapped in a soaked towel
was there 2 months.


This response submitted by Joel on 02/12/2003. ( )

Thanks for the info I know what your saying.

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