ya I hear you, I have a great fishing buddy who happens to be my shift partner at work too. It's a shame he never wanted to start hunting. I've worked with him for 38 years and fished with him since 1980. Our fishing trips mirror my hunting trips, a little friendly competition, great food, and memories. This is the sme guy who always fished with my dad and netted his fish. Strange but I never fished with my dad on any of our trips?? Maybe he didn't like fishing with me
Catching big pike is like stalking a buck, you gotta locate them then do everything right and mix in a whole lot of luck. I think a trophy is a trophy whether it has scales, or hair, which I am loosing every day.