Yes sir……. the very Elusive One-Eyed Pike of the Passaic! The fabled fish of the murky waters attacked my Spinner-Bait this past weekend as I was dancin` around thunderstorms. The One-Eyed beast put up a pretty darn good fight as I battled him fishin` out of my `Yak!
As he thrashed the water near the `Yak, I immediately realized this wasn`t an every-day normal Northern Pike by the way he fought! He thrashed the water violently as I got him closer to the `Yak……
Then I saw it….or should say…………. didn`t see it…….
The missing Eye!
There`s the eye……
This warrior had been caught before and more than likely lost his eye due to a hook. As you can see how close my hook also came to the missing eye.
I gently unhooked the River Wolf and released him to fight another day.
The sky darkened quickly as a nasty thunderstorm was moving in quickly. I was out in the Fairlawn area and took cover under a bridge. Working my spinnerbait, the rain started pelting hard while I fished in the semi-darkness under the bridge. BAM! Pike on! And a good one at that and close to the `Yak! I grabbed the net and scooped up the 8.3lb toothy River Wolf quickly!
A couple pictures and the big Pike was quickly released back into the dark waters under the bridge.