Passaic River

Morris - New Jersey

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A section of the Passaic River in Morris County, New Jersey.

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  1. Got my 1st pike on a fly.

    22.0 in. Northern Pike with a Black Streamer

  2. headed into the jungles of jersey to see if any big pike were lurking....everything was quite for a while but then this guy appeared to do battle!

    Northern Pike with a bent minnow

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Sweet Pike!πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸ»
    2. Christopher Pereira 0
    3. Matt Teeter 0
      Nice one Chris
    4. Just sayin, how long was it
    5. Christopher Pereira 0
      is there a comment missing here, what did i miss? haha who said anything about eating this!?
    6. I wouldn't eat that if it came from the sewage outlet on the polluted Passaic river
    7. Robert Coleman 0
      Lmao Morris, I caught that too! Do you put up a good fight Chris???πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰..... OH, you meant the pike! 😁😁😁😁😁 She's a beauty! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    8. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      nice!!!! Quite Nice😏
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  3. Oh sure i can catch 30" pike! do they sell lake trout costumes that i can fit this guy into?

    Northern Pike with a Bent Minnow

    1. Matt Palmisano 0
      Unfortunately if you are light on the Lake Trout bite, that’s probably the reason why, lol.
    2. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice!!! I’ve caught most of my big Pike on 5-6” swimbaits
    3. Erich Senft 0
      Wow, just cause apparently lol nice man dang
    4. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Sabre tooth lake trout:))
    5. Tim Gosnick 0
    6. Josh Sommerville 0
    7. Robert Coleman 0
      I bet he could eat one of your "cull" Lakers! 😁😁😁 Nice Pike brother! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  4. Landed only 1 and lost 3 bigger pike. River is very shallow in this area.

    24 in. Northern Pike

  5. Good fight story on this one! Possibly one of the hardest fights I've had in a long time! The picture doesn't do this fish justice. It was missing a good ...more chunk of it's tail, was still 34" and thick as a log! When i set the hook it started peeling drag way harder than i usually expect...I knew i had to better my shore position or I was going to lose this fight in the trees. As i re-positioned the fish made another run and literally pulled me into a mud slick knocking me on my butt and sliding towards the river in the mud. Only thing that stopped me was my foot getting wedged in a tree root. So i continued the fight with my ankle jammed in a root tangle...the fish wrapped me around a subsurface tree anyway and i thought it was over....but i saw the fish by the tree...didn't know if he was still hooked or free and in shock. so i kept the line tight and with my other hand grabbed a rock and threw it to try to scare the fish out the other way; it didn't move. so i pop the line quick and it takes off out of the tree snag! I finish the fight and land the fish as it took a big scoop of polluted river water and blasted me right in the mouth and eyes...good times! Valiant effort Mr. Pike, but it's time to say cheese!

    Northern Pike with a Bent Minnow

    1. Robert Coleman 0
      How much are the tickets for THAT show? I'm in! Lol
    2. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      LOL... yeah I will tape him up for you:..:)
    3. Christopher Pereira 0
      I took down a 6'4" 275lbs guy in a sparing match when i weighed about 200 in my prime that's my best out sized win haha soooo what's a gator 7-8' ...more couple more hundred pounds? just have to tape it's mouth shut hahaha
    4. Robert Coleman 0
      Chris, you're up 1-0 on Mr. Pike. I think you should quit while you're ahead. Gator might take the win. But if you do it, are you selling tickets? ...more Lol
    5. Robert Coleman 0
      Chris, you're up 1-0 on Mr. Pike. I think you should quit while you're ahead. Gator might take the win. But if you do it, are you selling tickets? ...more Lol
    6. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      7-10 ft is normal size
    7. Capt Morris Campbell 0
    8. Christopher Pereira 0
      how often do you hook them by accident!?
    9. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      We will see plenty:)
    10. Christopher Pereira 0
      I've actually never encountered a gator...but i'd like to think I would win the fight!!!
    11. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Big teeth Robert
    12. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      They don't allow gator hunting there. They are big and not scared.
    13. Robert Coleman 0
      Lots of teeth I presume! Hehe
    14. NJ Squatch 0
      I need to see a pic with Chris and a pond lizard
    15. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      When you see the pond lizards you'll understand !!!!
    16. Christopher Pereira 0
      what if a 20 lbs bass pulls me in morris!!!??
    17. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Chris, I am going to have to ask you not to swim in the Stick Marsh..LOL
    18. Robert Coleman 0
      Now THAT'S funny right there! πŸ‘‡
    19. Christopher Pereira 0
      I wouldn't eat anything out of this particular river mike haha, Squatch i need that and probably a hep A-D shot too, i'm surprised i didn't wake up ...more with pink eye!
    20. Andrew Kane 0
      Beautiful pike
    21. Andrew Kane 0
      Lol great fish story
    22. NJ Squatch 0
      better go get a tetanus shot! nice fish
    23. john stimson 0
      great fight story and catch
    24. Mike Ellertson 0
      Nice pike! One of my favorites to fish for and great eating too! Great catch!
    25. Robert Coleman 0
      That sounds like a well played fight between two gladiators. But we see who won! Chris=1, Mr. Pike=0.
    26. bob g 0
      nice fish good job
    27. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Nice pike!!
    28. Gabe Knutson 0
      Great catch! Biggest thing I've caught was a 4 pound river redhorse.
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  6. The carp didn't want to bite my hooks so I had to get them the old fashion way.

    Common Carp with a Bow & Arrow

    1. I paid $375.00 for this one used. Nice and lite and easy to get in and out of the tight places
    2. Jacob Maki 0
      It looked like my dad's older Hoyt.
    3. Matthews
    4. Jacob Maki 0
      Nice Hoyt
    5. Thanks Tim
    6. Tim Steinmetz 0
      That's cool! Some big carp there for sure!
    7. The state of NJ fish and wildlife put pike in the river to try and get the carp under control but they are still over populated. I go out now and then to sharpen ...more my stalking skills and rid the river of giant carp which lay thousands of eggs. These were both big females 13 and 14 pounds each.
    8. Christopher Pereira 0
      No, they don't need to be new.
    9. Rich Pardy 0
      awesome!! I hate to run into you in a dark alley haha
    10. Oh they have to be new? I Didn't see that in the rules. Just bored sitting at home tying flies and looking through some pics.
    11. Christopher Pereira 0
      How old is that picture!
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