56" 55lb northern caught in Manitoba

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it's the god damn loch Nessm monster!
 


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that thing is what he was looking for on river monsters. WOW
 

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European pike. Oldie but a goodie. Dream to catch one like that! At least I always heard it was a European one, they have huge pike there.
 

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European pike. Oldie but a goodie. Dream to catch one like that! At least I always heard it was a European one, they have huge pike there.

Yup. This one has been floating around for 10 years.

Why do European fish get so big anyway? They have 40 inch Zander, 3 1/2 pound perch and these huge northern.....what gives?
 


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Why do European fish get so big anyway? They have 40 inch Zander, 3 1/2 pound perch and these huge northern.....what gives?

I suspect a LOT fewer recreational anglers have their own boats. Genetics play a part but so does lower pressure I think.
 

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A couple other things I've read are the mild weather year around and also a lot of the forage comes up from the ocean and contains a higher fat content. I don't know so much about that but maybe a combination of all these things for a perfect storm of perch, zander and pike.
 

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That fish was caught in Holland at least 10 years ago, and I do believe it was featured on the cover of a popular pike n musky fishing magazine.

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genetics and optimal cool temps year round for double the growing season, they are a different specie and when compared side by side even look different, just like the European perch

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it's the god damn loch Nessm monster!

How much money did he want?
 


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He was asking me for about tree fiddy and I said god damn loch Ness monster get off my lawn!
 


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