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We should have more appreciation for pike

As a bass angler, pike tend to annoy me quite often because when we fish for bass, we don't use leaders so they bite off our baits all the time.

And it seems like the more expensive the lure, the shorter its life span.

When we're bass fishing, it's usually the smaller pike that bite our lures and they're the ones that bite the baits off most frequently because they take wild swings at the lures.

Those are the ones we're going to call annoying. Bigger pike have much more precision when they strike and actually don't bite off your tackle nearly as much.

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