Photos of the Day: Drunk and Disorderly Pike

Written by: Kubie Brown, Orvis Manchester


Kubie Brown is all smiles, as he holds a 40+-inch northern pike from Upstate New York.
Photos courtesy Kubie Brown

Every year, I head up to the Adirondacks with my brother and my buddy, Justin, to hunt the ponds, lakes, and rivers of the region for big post-spawn northern pike. In the past, we’ve found that the bigger fish start moving into deeper water around this time of year, but the winter’s slow retreat kept the water temperatures fairly low. We decided to decided to give it a try anyway.


Tommy Lynch’s Drunk and Disorderly is a big hunk of meat.

We were glad we did! Despite the lack of a fire on 35-degree nights, we stayed three days and landed a multitude of species, including some massive pike. This hog slammed a Drunk and Disorderly streamer I was stripping along the mouth of an estuary in the Tupper Lake area.

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Kubie Brown works in the Fishing department of the Orvis Flagship Store in Manchester, Vermont.

4 thoughts on “Photos of the Day: Drunk and Disorderly Pike”

  1. awesome catch. what else were you catching up there, in terms of species? is there an “Adirondacks slam?”

    1. There are a lot of different species up there Brian, so I suppose it would depend on where you are fishing. We were in Franklin County which has a huge variety of lakes, rivers, and ponds. Aside from pike we also caught largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, and some large brook trout. I suppose a Adirondack Slam would include all of those species, as well as the Tiger Muskie, which are caught in the area, though I have never been lucky enough to land one.

  2. There are a lot of different species up there Brian, so I suppose it would depend on where you are fishing. We were in Franklin County which has a huge variety of lakes, rivers, and ponds. Aside from pike we also caught largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, and some large brook trout. I suppose a Adirondack Slam would include all of those species, as well as the Tiger Muskie, which are caught in the area, though I have never been lucky enough to land one.

  3. Nice Catch! Good to see the guy that was yelling at everyone (for good reason in jest) at Fly Fishing 101 can smile!!

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