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JIM STROEDE
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8/26/15 2:51 PM CST
We fished Long this morning and caught a nice batch of fish. Northern Pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye and panfish made up the catch. Overall we had fewer bites than normal, but we caught quality sized fish. Nice people to fish with too!

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8/24/15 1:59 PM CST
Sorry to hear about your grandfather saronafish. Him and your grandmother were so nice when we stayed at the resort.

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8/24/15 1:35 PM CST
Long use to have some great big pike. The last really big one I have seen I caught about 19 years ago. I was 10. It went 13 pounds 6 oz. When I was 7 or 8 I watched my grandfather catch one that went 17 pounds +.

I have seen several pictures of my Grandfather with fish in the 19-25 pound range from the late 1930's up into the late 1940's. I know he had told me the biggest he had ever seen was in the 27 pound range.

Its a timely topic for me since he just passed earlier this month and we have been going through old pictures of documents from around the lake. Lots of Long Lake history was lost with him. He was the 4th generation to live on the same land there.

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8/20/15 10:52 AM CST
Caught a 35 inch pike in June of this year while jigging for walleye. Not a huge pike but a nice one for Long Lake.

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8/19/15 9:48 AM CST
A few years back I caught a 39 in pike on the big flat coming out from the north shore. I think it was in june.

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8/19/15 9:13 AM CST
I believe Long has great potential for large pike because of the cisco, but for some reason you rarely ever hear of a large pike caught. This is not a recent event, but has been the fact for decades. Bear Lake in Haugen used to produce some large pike, and is a fairly similar lake. Not sure if the fishing pressure is too high on Long, but I have leaned that way. Too many pike are killed during ice fishing season on Long. In addition, much of their good spawning habitat has filled in over the last few decades with cattails and other vegetation. For instance, the large rice beds and other areas where fishing was available is completely choked off. I believe the LM bass explosion has only made things worse since they spawn in many of the same areas as pike, and pike spawn earlier. Lots of little pike available for bass coming into the shallows - just a hunch.

Pike almost were a nuisance in the 70's - 80's when walleye fishing, but now we catch very few in comparison. I can count on one hand the number of 40 inch fish that I have heard of caught on the lake in the last 30 years. If you get one 34", that seems to be a trophy on this lake. However, I typically don't target pike. A large pike on the lake would probably be considered to be 30-32 inches.

JIM STROEDE
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8/18/15 8:18 PM CST
Long should have better numbers of better pike, lots of feed out there for sure. Lots of panfish to chew on. One would think trolling open water just above the thermocline would produce, but based on the comments here it hasn't. We catch a lot of small to medium sized pike fishing structure in spring and summer.

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8/18/15 1:36 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
JC, found that cold water line in the northern part of the lake to hold at 21ft yesterday. Dragging lures to no avail, winds NE, afternoon into darkness across the southern 2/3 of the waterway, not a fish was seen under that line where the water went from 69.7F to 64.4F, (right up to the steep shoreline). This should mean that big pike have access to the shoreline, yet remaining at their preferred 55-65F. No large arcs seen on the H898CI; side-imaging showed many baitballs anywhere, esp. the south end near the landing in shallower waters where the wind had driven baitfish, and darkness over calm water proved to find many minnow populations mid-lake to be surface-chased. Wonder if those were popcorn bass or crappies chasing them? I appears to me that SI confirms no large targets, per your earlier posts. So where does LL keep its big pike? Jim?

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8/17/15 9:46 AM CST
That is what I have primarily targeted, and no. Usually just run of the mill pike. I have only tried late summer through early fall.

JIM STROEDE
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8/13/15 9:17 PM CST
JC, Ever run into any walleyes trolling open water? Jim

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8/13/15 11:02 AM CST
Have trolled throughout the lake at depth. Thermocline generally sets up at around 25-27', so fishing deeper than that likely isn't a worthwhile venture. Long line trolling with planer boards has not produced well for me over hundreds of hours on Long. Nothing but northerns from hammer handles to about 6lbs. Maybe big baits would work.

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JIM STROEDE
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8/12/15 7:32 PM CST
Spock, I don't know of anyone trolling deep open water with large baits like you mentioned. I'd love to hear your results after twenty hours or so, thinking results might be big!

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8/12/15 11:11 AM CST
Jim, does anyone do any deep water trolling for pike in the northern part of Long Lake? Seems with 60 FOW the 35ft range should be good as summer wears on . . . figuring that my Depth Raider should see 55-65 degrees and pull big spoons at 1.9 mph off the ball. Your best inclinations for finding hot water pike of size?

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JIM STROEDE
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8/4/15 2:17 PM CST
We fished Long this morning, a beutiful morning to be out on the water. We managed a mixed bag catch of walleye, large mouth bass, and bluegills. Water temps have dropped a bit down to 73 degrees. Jigs and leeches worked for them today. Good luck and good fishing, Jim Stroede

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JIM STROEDE
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7/29/15 2:52 PM CST
This morning was super windy out on Long, we tried jigging be that proved to be difficult. We switched to trolling and we scored some nice pike and bass. Water temps in the high 70's out there this morning, Good luck and good fishing, Jim Stroede

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