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Old 12-01-2009, 01:07 AM
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I was watching a TV show not along ago and they cuaght a pike with the color you are talking about. They called it a blue pike, somehting about a rare coloration of pike, had something to do with the pigmentation, being diffrent.
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You know I looked into that, but all the blue pike I could find pretty much were free of markings all together. It is a genetic mutation. In some systems they seem to be up to 10% of the Pike population and do not cross breed with normal Pike. It would be cool if it was but I was kind of uncertain in this one because of the markings. Even the markings are a little odd on this fish. Instead of just the flattened oval marks typical in Pike, it has rings, squiggles, and w type stuff. Just odd marks. If I could find where there was an accepted blue pike with marks it would be great. Every single tippet class record in the catch and release [Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame] is open for Blue Pike. It would make it a record. Have you seen one that still has markings?
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:21 AM
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You know I looked into that, but all the blue pike I could find pretty much were free of markings all together. It is a genetic mutation. In some systems they seem to be up to 10% of the Pike population and do not cross breed with normal Pike. It would be cool if it was but I was kind of uncertain in this one because of the markings. Even the markings are a little odd on this fish. Instead of just the flattened oval marks typical in Pike, it has rings, squiggles, and w type stuff. Just odd marks. If I could find where there was an accepted blue pike with marks it would be great. Every single tippet class record in the catch and release [Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame] is open for Blue Pike. It would make it a record. Have you seen one that still has markings?
I had never even heard of blue pike until I seen this show. I honestly dont recall if the fish they caught (1) had markings or not. sorry.
Still it sounds like a trophy, many people fish and hunt all their lives without getting something really diffrenet like that.
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Yah, I thought it was pretty cool too. The first thing out of my Canadian friend's mouth when I landed it was "Wow, look how silver it is!" Oddest colored pike I ever caught.
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WOW! I'd love to catch a pike like that, Dan. I'd love to catch any pike...
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WOW! I'd love to catch a pike like that, Dan. I'd love to catch any pike...
If you ever make it out this way I'm pretty sure we could make that happen.
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