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Ghost pike mount #14840508 09/19/23 01:17 AM
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Got my Abitibi pike mount back. Caught last April through the ice on a 28 inch St Croix Mojo Ice ultralight rod, 6 lb test, no leader. 1/4 oz jig head tipped with a pinhead minnow. 38.5 inches and 16 lbs. Was hemming and hawing about getting a mount made but the unique lack of markings and the pale grey/pink/blue color sealed the deal. Only pike i have ever seen like this:

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Will be hung up at the cottage somewhere.

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Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Hirogen] #14840526 09/19/23 01:43 AM
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What lake? Very Nice.


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Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Smurfs] #14840533 09/19/23 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Smurfs
What lake? Very Nice.


Lake Abitibi

Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Hirogen] #14840643 09/19/23 04:53 AM
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Wow, really nice!

Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Hirogen] #14840670 09/19/23 10:04 AM
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Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Hirogen] #14840704 09/19/23 11:16 AM
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Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Hirogen] #14840971 09/19/23 03:44 PM
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Beautiful. I really enjoy unique fish. Congratulations. thumb

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Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: Hirogen] #14851110 09/29/23 05:03 PM
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super awesome...wowzer, never seen an albino pike!


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Re: Ghost pike mount [Re: krawlin 47] #14851304 09/29/23 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by krawlin 47
super awesome...wowzer, never seen an albino pike!



I did some research and apparently it is a genetic mutation that affects about 1 in 500 pike. Pike with the mutation are referred to as either silver or blue pike - not Ghost - that was just what i thought i would call it due to it being so pale.

Apparently though pike with the mutation over 10 lbs are exceedingly rare. Only data i could find tracked silver pike numbers on a chain of 5 lakes where there is a breeding population with the mutation in Minnesota from 1946 to 1989. In that 43 years they recorded about 1000 pike with the mutation and out of those the largest was 12 lbs. So my 16 lb specimen is almost unheard of for a pike with the mutation. Happy i got a mount made as apparently it is a fairly unique beast.

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