I have been fishing the late night/early morning bite lately with good sucsess, landing a mix of 03' fish and some larger, between 24"-27". Anyway while casting around 3 a.m. a fish hit my rap and refused to come to the surface. After about a 10 minute fight I landed a very unhappy 34" northern pike. This was my first pike caght in Erie, and really a pleasant surprise. I hope to see more in the future. Hmmmm.... maybe this big gator cruising around was why the walleye quit biting before I caught her?