Post By: ForeverFishing Posted: 4/4/2012 9:51:08 PM Points: 84
Here is one that my son caught. No measurements taken. Roughly 38" long. This one had a bad mis-matched jaw. Never seen a tiger or a pike with a jaw like this. Caught him on a custom made aluminum lure.
Reply by: FishSeal Posted: 4/5/2012 10:02:24 AM Points: 4587
I see it all the time... on the fish I raise. The deformity is typically started in the hatchery. Not all of them will be that way, but a few will turn out with a "snub nose." This type of deformity is typically caused by a vitamin or mineral deficiency. What is interesting is that most of these fish will still survive just fine.
That is a great catch and on a homemade lure is even more rewarding!! Great job!!
Fishseal,, thanks for the info, I emailed Swigle but haven't heard back from him. Thats why I wanna fish with ya, to pick your brain a little more and talk about the Pikeminnow. It's a crazy strory but I don't wanna steal this guys glory or thread.