LOL Dave said it more directly than I, and I agree with him, regarding invasive species. I get your point on upholding the law. But I think that you will find in NH there are individual fish cops & land cops that let common sense enter in to their decision process. If there was a "NO SWIMMING" sign on a pond, and I jumped in to rescue a potential drowning victim, I seriously doubt that I would get a reprimand for swimming!!
"and keeping pike 28" long or under and more than one no matter where it is caught is just as illegal". You may technically be right on this. But, in the case this thread is based on, I don't think so. We will see.
I would not expect the state to make an addendum on Northern Pike regulations for the minimal occasion where the bucket boys put some in the Lake trout and salmon lakes that are not managed for them.
BTW, I am a little dissapointed, that Steve Perry or Don Miller has not voiced an opinion on this topic, here yet. In real life, I have found that NHF&G control officers' opinions vary when it concerns a law that does not come in to play in their region.