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MuskyStalker said:
I disagree wholeheartedly.
When targeting pike I have caught over 20 in a 3-week period fishing for an hour or 2 after work.
They ranged from 2-24 inchers all the way up to 38 inches.
The same place gave up a 38" and 44" muskies.
 

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I won't tell you the where part but for the muskies (it was early spring) I used a spinnie Daredevil in the chrome hammered finish.
I saw white bass flshing and went to the tackle store to find something to imitate them as I surmised muskies/pike would be feeding on them.
Though it was only a couple inches long that was the size of the white bass and the springtimes muskies DID like it.

As for the pike it was the 3 weeks prior to Father's day and I just used a nice roach about 12-18 inches under a float.
 

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Ive never targeted either on the river, but over the last few years fishing the river ive caught 3 pike and 0 muskies. So right now pike are winning 3-0. Im pretty sure the 3 pike were all caught on crankbaits
 

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because you caught 20 pike does not mean that are easy to catch on the foxriver. in 3 weeks i would have thought you would have caught way more than 20 if they are easy sir. in a day in some places you can catch that number. in 20 years of fishing for pike i have caught far more pike than musky
 

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manfish1,
I never said pike were easier than muskie.
And catching 20 in a 3-week period only fishing anhour or 2 I would say makes them fairly easy.
Figure it out 5 days/week X at most 2 hours/day.
That's 20 pike in at most 30 hours of fishing.
Comparing that to some place way up north I would say makes them relatively easy.
Easy to catch is a relative thing.
I have caught 45 smallmouth in an hour and a half on canoe trips in Canada.
DOes that mean if I don't catch the same 45 in that time frame here that are the same size (smallest ONE 16"" avg 18-21 inches) that means smallmouth are not easy to catch on the Fox river? :roll:
 

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you did disagree with muskystalkers statement though. if they were easy to catch half of the people that fish the fox river on this form would catch them.

lets hear it

how many of you on here have caught a pike or a musky out of the fox and how big? how many? just one? was it a fluke or do you have a pattern down to where you can EASILY catch them
 

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better question to ask would be who targets them, not many people go fishing for pike or muskie unless it's early spring or later fall.
instead of shooting down useful information maybe you should listen to the advice others have to give.

and i would say Ed's information is greatly usefull, i havent caught a pike but im not fishing for them, yet....
greg didnt ask why manfish thinks everyone is wrong or what percentage of people catch pike, he asked what is easier to catch. and that as the question i would say pike, because i would imagine there are many more pike than muskie in the fox.
now as to how to catch them, i think Ed's got the right idea, time and patience will be rewarded, so keep trying.
 

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Yeah, I did disagree with muskiestalker.
I say smallmouth are easy to catch.
Ask a bunch of people on the shore how many they have caught and they may say none.
Does that mean smallmouth are not easy to catch, NO.

As dapj88 so elequently said, if nobody targets them, nobody's going to catch them.

Let's here it.
Who thinks manfish1 (or fishman1 who has been banned) is just here to mostly argue with everyone? :roll:
 

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Ed said:
Let's here it.
Who thinks manfish1 (or fishman1 who has been banned) is just here to mostly argue with everyone? :roll:
This really needs to be brought to a vote? I can't imagine why someone would want to devote that much of his time, just to rag on everyone.

Also Obviously someone who has done it all, caught them all, seen it all, and is all knowing in any subject ever mentioned on this site, really has no need to be here at all. Why not go to another site and stir their crap up for them.

Although you all do realize that by this post going this way girlfish succeeded in drawing all the attention from the threads subject directly to herself. Somebody has issues.
 

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BTW manfish1, they're so hard to catch that I got this small one because I switched to a roach instead of a larger fathead.
It was ruining the walleye bite.
I knew there must have been a pike come in so I had to catch it to get rid of it so the walleyes would start biting again.

 

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To the actaul post made...i have never caught a pike or muskie and ive been fishing the river for about 5 years now. I've had hard hits that could have been them. Fishman1 or whatever he wants to call himself doesn't deserve to post on CLF because all he does is cause drama like all the other girls at my high school. I say lets get rid of him for one last time. :)2
 

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well as for my answer to the question of the post its pike only beucase any body of water where pike and musky live pike are always in higher numbers unless stocking changes the natural order. pike breed earlier then musky and pike fry feed on musky fry.
 

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Hey Ed, I still do not think Pike or Muskie are an easy catch on the Fox. What I think is that you are a good fisherman who has put the time and effort into finding the locations and patterns.
 
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