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Mike Pike

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Mike Pike last won the day on November 5 2018

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  1. Ya, ya got that right Smerch. That's nearly twice my personal best, and in that current...Yikes!
  2. Wow, and what a gorgeous specimen to boot!! That's a nice pic of the the fish, fisherman and background to commemorate the occasion too. A lot of anglers from England tend to travel to Spain( Ebro River? )to tackle the monster carp there and it certainly looks like quite an adventure.
  3. Thank you very much for posting the way you tie your Albright knot! I was always having trouble sinching up my knot tying it the traditional way. But the way you come BACK with your overhand loops makes all the difference in the world. I am frustrated no more!
  4. I didn't wanna speak too soon but...WHOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
  5. And thank you for those years, Cliff. Dunno what I'm gonna do without the wise words and reports from people like Smerch anymore. I'm gonna miss it( unless someone takes over, of course ), but I know what you mean about lack of participation. The other fishing boards I'm a part of are going though a similar phase. Thank you, again.
  6. Ya, I'm thinking like you Smerch. Tackle Shops would always choose to be licence renewal places even if they don't make anything directly from them. Indirectly, there would be some tackle purchased when someone comes in to renew their licence, more often than not. I think it's a competitive advantage every shop would want.
  7. Ya, I've been meaning to post about this too, as it's been really slow for several weeks now, on any computers I use. Watzuuuuuuuuup? :o)
  8. I've been wrestling with the same problem Smerch. The tiny rubber float stop is good for some rods but not others. My one rod which has great castability in such situations unfortunately has a really small diameter guide at the tip. Honestly, the stop going through it during the cast sounds( and feels )like a car crash! Ok, a little exaggeration perhaps but you know what I mean. Jack, your suggestion of the dental floss sounds interesting, though, and I'm gonna give it a try. Thanks.
  9. Well, I decided to put down the quilt and head out for a few hours fishing this morning to a Lake O harbour mouth. Float fished some roe to try and trick some steelies but no takers today, so I guess it would have been more productive staying home and finishing the quilt. lol Actually, it was nice to get out and manage to gather a little intel from some local sticks about fishing the area this time of year. These guys have the bows and pike dialed in and are proof, as Jack said, about the great fishing to be had throughout our area at this time of year. Anyhoo, hopefully next time I'll have a good story and pics to share.
  10. Now with the walleye beginning to establish themselves, the Harbour is truly becoming a 4 season playground. Sure, there's a looooong way to go and lots of work left, but the harbour is miles ahead of where it was when I was a kid.
  11. Congratulations on the capture! I've never caught one myself, but would love to add a Bowfin to my list. Mepps spinners. Is there anything they can't catch!?
  12. That's it Jack. No knitted doilies for you! lol Can't argue with your assessment of the fishing here at this time of year. Inspirational words indeed. Good luck to all who forego the quilting bee and head out!!
  13. Good job on the perch, Smerch, even if they weren't your target. And ditto on the love of float fishing. I definitely got be doin' more of it, because like you say, it takes you back in time and the thrill of that float signaling a bite is still the same!!
  14. A good day there Jack. Nice to get out casting for pike before the hard water sets in, eh.
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