Me and a buddy are going Pike fishing on Lake Chatcolet in North Idaho on Tuesday. It's about an hour and a half drive from here. A guy I work with gave me a map to a "secret" spot where he caught several 15-20lb fish. Idaho state record is 39 lbs. My dad caught a 44 1/2" long female Pike with a 28" girth and an estimated weight of 42 lbs about a mile from where I'll be fishing. He was used to fishing for Pike in Canada and didn't realize just how big of a fish he had, since the midwestern and Canadian Pike are so much larger than the ones out here. I've gone fishing for Pike twice before, but was on the water too late in the morning. I was told to start casting at around 6 AM, since that's when the smaller fish are most active and the Pike will be feeding the most. Any tips on preparing Pike? I've heard that they are very bony.