Saturday, September 20, 2014

Alaska: Day 5

Today was the last day of fishing and what a great way to end the trip. The first fish of the day was a nice 41" pike. The morning was kinda sporadic with pockets of fish being caught here and there. Towards the end of the day we found the mother load. Its kinda sad when your purposely not setting the hook on fish you think are below mid 30". We were catching fish left and right weeding out the small fish in hopes of hooking something huge. I think the biggest fish we caught today was 43-44". The best fish of the trip and year for Midnight Sun was caught in another boat today. They were throwing lures and that fish taped out to 52". What an unbelievable fish, wish I could have seen it in person. Just to put things into perspective. Studies show that it takes 20 years for these fish to reach 40" in this area, then they grow at an average rate of 1 inch per year after that. So a 45" inch fish is roughly 25 years old. That 52" was 32 years old. What an incredible fish.  

Very rare markings on this Pike.
Beautiful none the less. 

Nice fish.

And another nice fish from the day. 

These fish were logs. 

A big bull spotted in the back lake. 

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