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Ghost pike mount #8919636 09/19/23 01:18 AM
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Got my Abitibi pike mount back. Caught last April through the ice on a 28 inch Fenwick ultralight rod, 6 lb test, no leader. 1/4 oz jig head tipped with a pinhead minnow. 38.5 inches and 16 lbs. Was hemming and hawing about getting a mount made but the unique lack of markings and the pale grey/pink colour sealed the deal. Only pike i have ever seen like this:

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Day of:

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Will be hung up at the cottage somewhere.


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Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Hirogen] #8919666 09/19/23 01:46 AM
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Good looking mount.



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Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Michael W.] #8919671 09/19/23 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Michael W.
Good looking mount.

Awesome fish…bet that was a fun fight


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Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Hirogen] #8919680 09/19/23 02:06 AM
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That is a unique looking pike. Congrats, beautiful mount.


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Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Hirogen] #8919704 09/19/23 02:52 AM
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Thats fantastic.

Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Hirogen] #8919714 09/19/23 03:41 AM
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That's pretty cool cheers. Hoping to get back up to northern Minnesota next summer/fall, love that part of the world

Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: SnakeWrangler] #8919718 09/19/23 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted by Michael W.
Good looking mount.

Awesome fish…bet that was a fun fight


Total wrong gear for that fish - many many 4 letter words uttered during that battle. Was fishing for panfish. Reel was a 500 series Sedona - basically the smallest lightest spinning reel you can find. He took out almost all my line 6 times. Get him close to the hole and he would flip out as soon as i tried to turn his head into the hole and take off running. I really don't understand how he did not bite off without a leader - as soon as i had my hands in his gills as he was coming up the hole he did bite off.

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Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Hirogen] #8919735 09/19/23 09:21 AM
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Awesome fish! Congrats on the mount!


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Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Hirogen] #8919758 09/19/23 11:04 AM
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Nice fish and story.

Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Lakhota] #8919987 09/19/23 05:16 PM
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Absolutely beautiful!!! Great mount.


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Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Hirogen] #8920121 09/19/23 08:39 PM
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I remember the original post, great looking mount cheers


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Nice!

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Congrats!!

Very nice!


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Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Hirogen] #8925413 09/28/23 01:18 PM
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What an amazing looking fish. I love the mount as well. Well done sir! up


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What a fish and beautiful mount! Great story too!

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Originally Posted by Ringtail
What a fish and beautiful mount! Great story too!

Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Hirogen] #8927664 10/02/23 02:10 AM
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Different looking pike. Sounds like an exciting fight.

Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Hirogen] #8942493 10/24/23 05:54 AM
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Got her hung up at the cottage this past weekend. Lifting that into place solo was more work than landing that sucker. Place of honor right above the big screen.


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Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Hirogen] #8943322 10/25/23 03:43 PM
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looks great there


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What a battle to a beautiful end up on the wall.

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