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Pike eat Pike World

Several weeks ago I blogged about “Scary Stuff” and how a little thrill now and then keeps us alive.  In our outdoor pursuits, knowing there are big, bad predators out there is what makes the “wild”, well, wild.  It is what makes it worth the time spent there.

I get the same feeling on the water.  There are monsters there too and most of the time we cannot see them.  When I finally make contact, my eyes get wide, I breath heavy, my hands shake.

That is why I love this short little video clip that has been making the rounds on the interwebs.  Because of the camera angle. the water clarity and aquatic vegetation, the big, bad predator is largely invisible.  Invisible until that big mouth full of teeth opens and eats!

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Yes, that is a big pike eating a small pike.  Yes, cannibalism is not uncommon below the surface.  And yes, somewhere out there there is always a bigger fish!

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You bet I know what is happening this weekend.  I know a lot of you will be heading to “deer camp”.

I had a request for this, hope it gets stuck in your head, hope you are humming it in the deer blind this weekend!

Good luck, wear your orange, know your target AND what is beyond, shoot straight!

About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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