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BushSeptember 17th, 2007, 4:41 pm
Posts: 3Don't swim in the Winnipeg River, apparently there are monsters in the
water.

This is the new record in Canada.Caught on the Winnipeg River,
in Manitoba.
Check this thing out..
This guy , was fishing and caught a 36" Pike -
as he was reeling it in, a 56" Pike tried to eat it!!!!! He brought
them both in on the same net.

Awesome catch - 55lbs-56 inches.
Shawnny3September 17th, 2007, 5:03 pm
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Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
I hope I never see a fish that big, especially with sharp teeth - I'd probably never go near the water again.

Awesome catch. Does this type of catch count in the record books? I guess the 3-foot pike could be construed as 'bait'?

-Shawn
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CaseyPSeptember 17th, 2007, 6:53 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
ahem...i am NEVER going to fish anything broader than my dining room table, or deeper than my bird bath again.

what in the world was this fellow using for tackle? the Queen Mary's painter?
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
MuddlerSeptember 17th, 2007, 8:59 pm
Calgary,Canada

Posts: 2
I'm originally from Winnipeg and can atest to the pike fishing in Manitoba, but that is a freeking alligator. Probably pretty hard to cast a 36" weighted streamer. You would think that a 36" pike would be pretty safe in that area, but makes me wonder what else is in those waterways. There's alot of lakes there.
SmallstreamSeptember 17th, 2007, 9:57 pm
State College, PA

Posts: 103
That thing looks like a dinasaur!
TroutnutSeptember 17th, 2007, 11:16 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2590
What a beast! I've seen that top picture all over the Internet, but hadn't seen the other two.

I know there are some pike pushing that size here in interior Alaska, too, though not in the vicinity of Fairbanks or anywhere else on the road system for that matter.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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