Well this was pretty much the last pike
I saw this season. He was hugging the bottom looking for
a perch brunch. After Mr. Pike takes a half ass attempt
at my perch decoy I pulled the perch out of arms way and
it barely touches his back. Man does he take off! Well
anyway, this is my last spearcam vid of the season,
hopefully next year we'll tweak it a bit and get some
February 23, 2010
First let me say that ZERO muskies were
hooked poorly, badly netted or released in an untimely
manner. This muskie had absolutely no chance of finding
itself on the DNR hook and line mortality stat. That
being said, another great day about a mile out in Anchor
Bay and this big boy doesn't think twice. I barely saved
my time tested and often used muskie decoy from this
huge cannibal. The beast has two lampreys attached to
it. A pefect candidate for my spear but muskie spearing
hasn't been legal here since the mid 1960's. It's not
natural to continue to protect this apex predator.
Pretty soon there won't be many other fish in the lake.
Perch, walleyes and other species populations are down
due to the over-population of muskies. It's time to
harvest not "catch and release" a few of these 36-48"
fish. It will also help the trophy fish population which
is what you guys live for anyway. Another "Look and
Release" muskie...for now.
February 7, 2010
Here's another spearcam vid from Lake
St.Clair. In this vid Mr. Muskie considers chowing down
on my 12" muskie decoy. Check out my pike spearing vids
to see the very obvious difference between the look and
color of this muskie and a pike. This 42"+ fish is not
legal to spear on Lake St. Clair. Muskie spearing has
been illegal since the 60's. Many fisheries biologists
now agree that there is no scientific reason to this
outdated ban. Even if you targeted muskies through the
ice you would be lucky to spear one legal size fish
every 4-6 outings. These charter guys are boating and
releasing 6-10 fish a day and killing at least 30% of
those that they release supposedly unharmed. We need to
bring back the time honored muskie spearing tradition to
Lake St. Clair.
February 5, 2010
Fellow darkhouse spearers, here's
another pike spearing action vid taken with my spearcam
system. This 36" pike puts up quite a fight! He does a
few spins and rolls and tangles up my decoy lines pretty
good. One of two nice pike I saw this morning. The other
swam free. Check out my muskie vids too. Spearing Lake
St. Clair Muskies is illegal....for now.
February 2, 2010
Here's another video shot on Lake St.
Clair using my spearcam system. In this vid you'll see
Mr. Pike go free. I am a board member of the Michigan
Darkhouse Angling Association and we believe in "look
and release". We do not spear everything that swims. We
only harvest what we are going to utilize.
Mr. Pike lives on....this time.
January 31, 2010
After my first miss with my new spearcam
system "close call for Mr. Pike" I redeem myself with
this fresh vid. Spearing again on Anchor Bay in Lake St.
Clair I got this spearcam video of a 32" pike. Check out
these first ever vidz of a video camera mounted to a
WARNING!!! Not for the squeamish. You may see a little
of Mr. Pike's blood...and guts.
January 19, 2010
Darkhouse spearing on Lake St.Clair in
Michigan. This nice northern pike lives to swim another