because the fish probably died. he fought it for way too long, it was gut hooked, was not properly handled, and probably bled to death. and i'm not buying the 6# test line statement. he was fishing with big chubs for pike. if you were able to see his other pics, you would've seen his bank set up - a bunch of rods on rod holders. typical meat hunter setupBigRick said:Also, wonder why he didn't include footage of the release on his youtube video???
i respectfully disagree. i have killed two larger pike in my life by fighting them too long on UL and couldn't revive them and ended up watching em go belly upejeraser said:I disagree to pike being fragile fish.