Another installment of – bored and going through old photos.
My first Northern Pike – It was Spring of who knows what year. I could probably look it up on the photo details, but I’m lazy. I remember meeting up my buddy Frank aka Bobba-Dood, at a section of a small creek that forms a rather large pool. The pool is home to a plethora of fish that fall over the dam of a big lake in the area. Musky, Pike, Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Walleye, Crappie, and other panfish. I wouldn’t be surprised to find sharks and mermaids/mermen living in there.
I was tossing a white spinnerbait with my baitcaster.
Here’s a little back story. I was just learning how to use a baitcaster, and all winter I was watching KVD (Kevin Van Dam) videos on YouTube. So, needless to say, I was pretty jazzed and inspired to get out there.
I took Mr. KVD’s advice and let that spinnerbait sink to the bottom before I started my retrieve, slowly brought it in, hitting everything I could, and sure enough…I got a hook up! …and to my surprise it was a Northern Pike! For me to say I was excited would be an understatement.
For so long pike and musky eluded me (musky much longer…until this past year). No matter how big or small your first fish of a certain species is, you’ll always remember the story. I know that goes for me. Maybe that only goes for me, because, I’m not a geezer, yet. =)
12 Replies to “My first Northern Pike”
haha. sounds like a great pool to fish!
Good story, and even better GIF. I've never been pike or musky fishing, looks like a worthy pursuit!
Good thing that you have some pictures to remind you of your past fishing experiences, because, as you reach Geezerhood you might need someone to tell you that was you back in the day. Geezerville out………………………..
Thanks for sharing, indeed any first fish is memorable. I remember I was terrified of my first pike, I didn't know how to get out the hook with all those teeth.
Dude, I can't wait for my first salmon, steelhead and sturgeon! I bet I will be smiling just as big as you were, man!
Pike are so much fun to catch and then release. Nice going Justin.
Indeed it is! It's a popular spot around here.
Bring your Tenkara rod! That would be legendary!
That's why I love taking pictures, Mel! So, I don't forget hahahaha
HAHA! I failed to mention that I had that same reaction when I finally brought it to my hand. I was horrified. I didn't know what to do, and neither did my friend. I was lucky that the fish flopped and self released itself from the hook. I got lucky the first time!
I can't wait until you catch those, too! You'll be smiling for days!
That's what I'm all about!