Best and Worst Pike lures

4/2/11 @ 10:50 PM
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n.pike
n.pike
USER since 4/2/02
Let's talk pike lures. What do you do well on? What do you feel is over-rated?

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1/29/13 @ 7:10 PM
SlimeTime
SlimeTime
USER since 3/26/10
LOL! IMO......IMO!

Edited on 1/29/13 7:47 PM
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1/25/13 @ 11:44 PM
Bluegill's Nightmare
Bluegill's Nightmare
USER since 1/1/03
You may think spoons are overrated, but there's a reason they are so productive for Pike. My favorite lure would be the big Lindy Gator Spoon in the Citrus Chub or Crimson Shad color. Very hard to find these days, as Lindy no longer makes them. These spoons have a wobble like no other, and when pumped so that they fall back towards the pike during follows, always trigger strikes.

Worst lure: anything with a sports team painted on it!

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11/5/12 @ 1:08 PM
SlimeTime
SlimeTime
USER since 3/26/10
Hey sorry forgot to mention another nice pike lure is an oversized chatterbait. Imo, the more gaudy(neon yellow firetiger) color the better.

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11/5/12 @ 12:47 PM
BugleTrout
BugleTrout
USER since 9/27/01
Open water - #5 Mepps Red/White Aglia with the red sheath on the shank of the treble hook.

Ice Fishing - Dead smelt (previously frozen and thawed a couple of times) hanging just under the ice on a tip up. Unfortunately, you can only do that now in Lake Michigan Harbors and Green Bay.

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11/3/12 @ 9:26 AM
fishfinder101
fishfinder101
USER since 1/1/10
tandam spinner baits, booyah frogs, my favorite is a mepps musky killer, orange/black. jerk baits. Imo the larger baits seem to catch larger fish. that being said ive caught plenty of pike the size of my bait as well. not real sure what worst bait would be, i've also gotten away from using spoons as much as i used to. So i would say the worst baits are the ones i failed to mention.

Edited on 11/3/12 9:34 AM
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10/29/12 @ 10:39 PM
cds
cds
USER since 9/18/01
casting - I've caught a fair number of pike on a 1/2oz jig/crawler when vertical jigging deep structure for walleyes.

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10/29/12 @ 4:46 PM
SlimeTime
SlimeTime
USER since 3/26/10
Tandem Spinners(brown and yellow) are a friggin pike magnet. Smaller twitchers in firetiger, blue/silver, or black/gold put em' in the net. Imo, and over-rated are the' almighty spoons. Their are other options other than spoons, folks. Wink

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10/20/12 @ 2:32 PM
Big Hitter
Big Hitter
USER since 3/11/12
Firetiger Spoons work great for casting and trolling. 5 of Diamonds Spoons work good too. Perch pattern Rapalas have worked really well for me too. In the fall, I troll shallow water with floating and husky jerk models. In the summer, I troll the outside edge of th weedline with shad raps.

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10/20/12 @ 1:13 PM
Ernest
Ernest
USER since 9/9/04
I catch most of my pike on a Black and Silver #5 Rapala Floating Minnow. Smile

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12/30/11 @ 5:13 PM
H2o_Proof
H2o_Proof
USER since 12/30/11

5 of Diamonds with a crawler tail and Large Rattle Traps have worked for me. 

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