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    Pikes

    Finally had a pretty good evening on the river for pikes last evening. In less than two hours driveway to driveway, I landed six pikes and raised another four. They ranged in size from about twenty-four inches up to the largest in the photo of about thirty-six.

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    Fish were on the skinny side and a little lethargic, possibly due to the high water temps this summer, as the water is still quite warm now.

    The last few outings I have had a small number of half-hearted takes on the large (10"-12") flies. The fish seemed to be just grabbing the fly, not eating it. Last night I scaled down the bait to a 6"-7" articulated Deceiver in white and chartreuse. They ate that pretty good.

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    Re: Pikes

    Nice outing. Regarding their skinny size, we had a cooler than normal summer and we have had very good flows, so water temps shouldn't be a factor. Wonder if there are too many predators and not enough prey? If that is the case, and I have no idea if it is, that will work itself out quickly as well.

    Love the pikes!

    A sinking fly is closer to Hell - ​Unknown

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