Well during my Norton Series Tournament yesterday, I had a very funny and actually enjoyable experience...While working a rattle trap around Dan's marina...I had the pleasure of watching a 28 to 32 inch Northern Pike SMASH my trap right at the boat...It was clear water so I was able to "see him coming" The fight was fun and he was released unharmed....what I could not get over was the "beauty" of the fish...I have caught Pike from Highlandtown Lake to Lake Champlain in Vermont and can't say I have seen a "pertier" Pike!!! This fish had some serious "purple" coloration blended in. I am so sorry that I did not have my camera with me....what a "shot" it would have been. Is this color pattern common in Mosquito? I never really noticed it in Pike I have caught in other places? Anyway, Just thought I would share....