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TheLowesTideIHaverSeen------------1/30/13


The North Wind started blowing last night after midnight and was still blowing strong at noon when we took out. The water in the Delta was lower than I have ever seen it. It was a lot lower than yesterday and the fish did not bite as good. But--CaptF managed to put Four in the boat--not bad. You might notice no Pic. of me--I didn't catch a fish--o well another day. Note the Pike. that was caught--a first for CaptF.--------------BT66


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BT, water gets so low here we walk across the bay to the creek mouths, lol.
For their size, those jackfish put up a good fight.
 

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The eyes of that bass in the top of your picture has captured my attention. Actually something about the head shape also. Just looks different to me.
 

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That'd be a chain pickerel, not a pike.
the pickerel is a species in the pike family. why can't we call it a pike in casual conversation? this is not a biology class.:)

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the pickerel is a species in the pike family. why can't we call it a pike in casual conversation? this is not a biology class.:)

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I prefer northern pike.....;):yes::rolleyes::thumbsup:
 

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I have seen many of them cruising the shallow backwaters off of the Escambia River, but I have never noticed many in the M-T Delta. Never have caught one - but maybe one of these days. From the picture that looks to be a pretty big one!
 

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All of the bickering about "common names" is a bit ridiculous. I think everyone knew what this thread was about and I don't think anyone thought that a northern pike was caught in Bay Minette Creek. Common names are what locals call a particular kind of fish and it differs depending on where you are located.

Here are some examples of why "common names" suck:

1. "Jack" - can mean pickerel, shad, crevalle, banded rudder fish and probably a few more.

2. "speck" - speckled trout, crappie.

3. Cobia = ling = black kingfish = lemonfish = crabeater

The list continues and for the record, the scientific community describes the family Esocidae as "pikes". That means all fish in that family are a type of pike. The only way to be specific on the species of fish is to use scientific names and I think we can all agree that is overkill for the average fisherman. To eliminate any confusion, here's a link to all fish of the genus Esox within the family Esocidae:

http://www.fishbase.org/identification/SpeciesList.php?genus=Esox
 

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Channel Bass = Redfish.
Green Trout = Largemouth Bass.

And Alewife or "LY" is another misconception. Alewife don't migrate any further south than the Carolina(s) Atlantic coast.
 

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That wind was howling out of the NW this morning and I figured it had the makings of another super low tide. But since I'm stuck in the office I need to live vicariously. We need another report from BT! This one got me pumped up to catch a big pike myself!
 

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I helped put in a truck scale in Bay Minette around 30-35 yrs ago. At the Co. that makes utility poles out of pine trees. It rained for a solid week almost. It was rough in a 6 ft. pit walking in muddy clay a foot deep. No well point system.

Fun times for sure. Sorry for the derail, been a long time since I heard that name.
 

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Gosh--Don't know where to start. Bay Minette Creek is a beautiful Tidal Stream--clear-deep and plenty of cover for Stripers, Bass, Bream, Pike.--It also has some fine White Perch---Now I want to think everyone that answered my post--most were friendly--informative--fun to read. As for the others well I guess we are stuck with you, good or bad. -----Now i would like to invite "Time Bandit" to fish Bay Minette Creek with me--My Boat--Expenses on me--Your date and time. We will launch at Scotts and fish 4/6 Hrs. I think you will have a good time. I will take a lot of pictures and post them on here so our Forum Friends can see how good we are at Fishing. Gonna be Fun--------------------BT66
 

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Gosh--Don't know where to start. Bay Minette Creek is a beautiful Tidal Stream--clear-deep and plenty of cover for Stripers, Bass, Bream, Pike.--It also has some fine White Perch---Now I want to think everyone that answered my post--most were friendly--informative--fun to read. As for the others well I guess we are stuck with you, good or bad. -----Now i would like to invite "Time Bandit" to fish Bay Minette Creek with me--My Boat--Expenses on me--Your date and time. We will launch at Scotts and fish 4/6 Hrs. I think you will have a good time. I will take a lot of pictures and post them on here so our Forum Friends can see how good we are at Fishing. Gonna be Fun--------------------BT66
My grandaddy always used the term "White Perch" and I still use it today. I also think they're the best eating freshwater fish we have available. Keep the reports coming BT. I always enjoy them. :yes:
 
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