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Big Pike 6/12

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Was out today for a nice afternoon of fishing of metro beach with my dad (Doc Smally) when I hooked this beautiful 36 1/2 " Pike. (largest of my career) Had never fished a suspending jerkbait but it might now be one of my favorite lures.

My question is this.... at 36+ inches what should this pike weigh?

Our good scales had a dead battery, so we found an old cheap one in the bottom of a tackle box. It had the beauty at 9 1/2 pounds. She seemed so much heavier than that.

Any thoughts on her weight?

Thanks for any input. It was a great afternoon with the old man!!

Can I now be called Doc Pike ??? Ha Ha


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no idea but real nice pike
VERY NICE PIKE!!!! Hard to judge with the arm extension unbent elbow photo but from what i have seen on St Clair at 36" Id say 9-11lbs maybe 12
Maybe this pic will help with the wight question.

Thanks for the input!


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Thats a beautiful pike!! What an awesome fishery we have.
Nice pike I would have to say 11 and a half to 12 pounds. Maybe 12 and a half.
Tough to tell without a girth meaurement or angle but probably 9-12 pounds. We were in Canada last week and caught a bunch and weighed a lot of the big ones and we were surprised at how much less they weighed than we guessed. Who really cares though, beautiful fish!
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I have speared many pike in the 36 to 38 inch range over the years through the ice. 10 to 12 lbs.
this one was 10 lbs on the nose.


I would guess the scale was about right at 9 1/2 lbs. My biggest pike was caught in Lexington harbor doing some Cleo casting for Salmon, it was 44 inches and weighed in at 15.4lbs. A few casts later I got a 41 incher that was a dead on 11 lbs. So I'm thinking 36 inches, between 8-10 lbs. Nice catch.
I would say 10-12lbs nice fish. I do not see many pike at the 36" mark posted. I only have caught 1 that size. Nice fish
Most St Clair 36 inch Pike will go between 9 to 12 pounds
QUOTE(rod holder @ Jun 12 2009, 07:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have speared many pike in the 36 to 38 inch range over the years through the ice. 10 to 12 lbs.

A pike 36 -38 inches speared through the ice is full of spawn. a pike now will weigh less.. I caught and weighed a 36 inch pike on memorial day that was just under 9 1/2 pounds im guessin this one was about the same
I caught a 36'er several yers ago. It weighed 11 lbs on a digital scale. So 10-12 would be about right.
I caught a 34" last month, right at 8lbs, so add a lb or two for your extra inches
Caught one out there today that was that big if not bigger. Wanted to to weigh and mesaure it but it chewed through the net before we could.
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