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Caught By

Elisa T
7/19/2015 4:15:00 PM

Fishin for trout and I caught my first PIKE! WOWZERS! I hooked him on my first cast using a Rapala Jointed 9 Rainbow Trout lure and in the chaos of netting him and grabbing my pliers to remove the hook (my excited nerves didn’t help) he broke my line! Off he went lure and all. So if you catch a Yampa River Pike with my lure now you know! LOL

Catch Details

Northern Pike
Yampa River

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Rapala Jointed 9 Floating Rainbow Trout
1 ft. 8 in. in.


    1. Elisa T 0
      Me neither Frank. It was quite a surprise when I got him in! Thanks! Hopefully he doesn't steal your lure too! LOL Fish like jewelry too!

      Thanks Tim! He's ...more in there... laughing at me. Hah! Pffew, now I definitely don't feel so bad! Glad to know I'm not alone. :)
    2. Tim Steinmetz 0
      And don't feel too bad. I lost an entire rod and reel once in a very similar way. I had the pike alongside the boat. I let down my guard to pick up my pliers. ...more The pike went crazy, and took off with my entire rod and reel in tow behind him.
    3. Tim Steinmetz 0
      Them pike are nothing but trouble, and that is exactly why I love them so much! Cool post and picture. He's in that picture somewhere, but where is the question ...more . . . ;)
    4. Frank Jeffries 0
      I didn't even know that the Yampa had pike. Good to know. I suppose if I ever get the chance to fish the Yampa again, I will keep a keen eye out for that Rapala/pike ...more :-)
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