Photo of the Day: Pikezilla in Upstate New York

Written by: Kubie Brown


The lakes of the Adirondacks hold some big northern pike.
Photo courtesy Kubie Brown

My brother and I took our annual adventure to the Adirondack Mountains, hunting for spring pike. It was cold and windy, and the fishing was slow. Though we both caught a few smaller northerns, it wasn’t until the last day that I finally connected with this hog! She slammed a small Half-and-Half Deceiver streamer I had tied up the night before. She was only in about four feet of water, which made the fight all the more unnerving, since I could see the fish and how big she was the entire time! The big pike taped out at more than 45 inches, and it made for a hell of a weekend!

Kubie Brown is a Vermont native who used to man the fly-fishing desk at the Orvis flagship storein Manchester, but he has since moved to Montana to pursue his fly fishing dreams. He is now a “Jack of all trades” at Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge.

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