That way, the pike can grow into the low 30's just in time to be wiped out in a winterkill. Muskego has one quite regularly, including 5 of the last 8 years if memory serves although the DNR biologist refuses to believe that.
This is true and EXACTLY what has transpired. The 40" came in after the winter of '10-'11. HUGE die off summer of '12 and then the winter of '13-'14.
Hey, at least Thunder has aerators.
If people are catching 9 inch gills, and I assume keeping them, I don't see that as part of a solution.