Pike latches on to Walleye
Jun 7th, 2016 by OutdoorsFIRST 210
Modified Jun 7th, 2016 at 1:32 PM
Marty Syrstad of Thompson, N.D., was reeling a 14-inch walleye (inset) when this 38-inch northern pike latched onto the walleye and wouldn’t let go during the Grand Forks Builders and Traders Exchange’s recent annual spring fishing trip to Obabikon resort near Morson, Ont., on Lake of the Woods. Both fish were released, but there was no word on whether the pike came back for seconds. The pike landed Syrstad, who works at Century Electric in Grand Forks, big fish honors in the northern pike category during the trip.
Top five in the walleye category were Mike Compton, Grand Forks, first, 26½ inches; Tom Karel, Grand Forks, second, 26 inches; Jerry Hoffarth, Grand Forks, third, 26 inches; Hal Haliday, Grand Forks, fourth, 26 inches; and Eric Halstenson, Grand Forks, fifth, 25½ inches. Shawn Jelinek, Pisek, N.D., had the second-biggest pike at 28 inches; Steve Wasvick, Grand Forks, took big crappie honors with a 12½-inch fish; and John Klein, Minneapolis, placed second with an 11½-inch crappie.
A total of 37 people attended this year’s fishing trip, which was No. 67 for the Builders and Traders.