Hey everyone, Lately I been getting into the giant baits. Mostly the big baits are in the range of 10" and up. There are a whole set of dynamics involved with these monsters in am learning! LOL The whole thing started when a fella from the Neatherlands started emailing me and since have become very good friends. They are super serious about their fishing over there. They mostly fish for land locked salmon/trout , perch , walleye, and Giant pike! One day he sent me this very interesting photo of some salmon that he had caught. I couldn't believe what I was seeing! Huge Bite marks!!!!!!! He then told of the stories of Giant Nomadic Pike that rome the deep waters of their crystal clear lakes. I guess these pike get much larger than the North American species. 50 to 60 lbs! Here is a pic of some nice pike that some friends of his caught this spring. He asked if I could make him a lure that copied their native char. He was hoping to the fool on those giants on it some day. Well I took up the challenge off a picture that he sent me. They are beautiful fish! Here is what I came up with. It was a really fun project to do for a friend. The bait was 11" long and 2-1/4" thick at the head. I put 7/0 hooks on it and use glass eyes that I painted myself.