Fresh-Water Fishing

I grew up fishing in a small lake in Virginia for large-mouth bass.  It was easy then to catch decent-sized fish because the lake was pretty small, I had lots of free time and we lived on the lake.

As time went by, I had several opportunities to fish in Canada where Northern Pike and Walleye were plentiful.  These fish are a lot of fun to catch, because they are extremely aggressive, especially in the spring when they have just finished spawning.

Then I discovered that one of the nearby rivers had been previously stocked with Northern Pike and when time allows, this is where I go.   The fish are not edible, but they still are a lot of fun to catch.

And yes, I release what I catch…

Although to be honest, Northern Pike are an excellent eating fish — so if heavy metals (lead, mercury, etc.) had not been dumped into this river in years gone by — some of my fish might find themselves on my table…

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9 Responses to Fresh-Water Fishing

  1. Wow! Even though I know this mess is out of my league. Its still very interesting.

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  5. Ken Beck says:

    Dave,

    You’ll have to come out here and catch some big lake trout with us in the Sierras some October. (Yes, we eat what we catch).

    Ken

    • David Fulton says:

      Ken,
      Large lake trout? How big is “large”? Don’t they grow to like 50 pounds of more? Sounds like a very good idea. And I would eat the local Pike if they didn’t live in a river where lead, mercury, and who knows what else hadn’t been dumped for years…
      -dave-

  6. Wow, that’s huge. Thanks for the link.
    My brother just moved to Rhode Island and he’s an avid fisherman.
    Maybe I can get him up here one weekend and we can try for some pike.

  7. That’s a monster! I didn’t realize people stocked rivers with pike.

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