Northern Pike Chases A Bluegill Right Out Of Ice Hole

Northern Pike

Where’s this fishing hole? Because anywhere there’s fish jumping right out of the water is a place I want to go.

I mean, I’m sure this is a fluky experience that doesn’t happen to often. But, I still… get me a spot on this lake.

This gets a fella all hyped up for the lakes to freeze over. As we near the end of hunting seasons in many places, ice fishing is one of the next seasons to look forward to.

Outdoorsmen live by a different set of seasons: Fishing season (summer), hunting season (fall), ice fishing/predator season (winter) and early fishing/bear season (spring). Each time one season ends we have another to look forward too.

These fellas had one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences happen while out for an ice fish.

Ice fishing is a bridge between the seasons, typically not as action packed as the others. But, the potential is always there.

It certainly had some action on this day.

These fellas were stoked to reel in a bluegill, it was a typical sized catch. But, the moment they pulled it out of the hole a much larger fish followed it right out of the water and onto the ice.

They lose it in excitement and rush to grab onto the flopping fish. It ended up being a beauty northern pike that was chasing the bluegill for a dinner of its own.

This stuff just doesn’t happen often, but you gotta love to see it.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock