I had quite the experience with the northern pike I’m holding in my hand.
I was doing some crankbait fishing on Lake St. Clair a few weeks ago, just normal casting and reeling.
I wasn’t jerking the crankbait or doing any strategic movements with the bait.
It happened around the fifth cast, it was one of the most exciting fishing experiences I had ever had.
I was reeling up my lure, right when I was about to pull it out of the water and do another cast.
All of a sudden wham!
This northerner came out of nowhere and slammed my lure!
I was just so shocked, I haven’t had this happen to me since I was a kid fishing in the boat wells back in the day.
The pike put up a decent fight, but I was pretty reluctant to have my girlfriend along to net it pretty fast. I caught it on a rainbow trout Bomber crankbait. It’s kind of sad that Bomber doesn’t make this color anymore because it’s dynamite. I’m thinking about calling up the company and bitching, I hate when fishing companies come out with a great design for their lure and then cancel it. I’ve had this crankbait for around twenty years, it’s almost old as me.