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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4/5/11 @ 11:49 AM
DrCyCoe
DrCyCoe
USER since 3/28/11
I like to pitch big spinner baits with a curly tail grub like Kalins Mogombo. Johnson silver minnows too. I enjoy Flipping and Pitching techniques in general. Any jig with any trailer. Certain times of the year I find I can work the back edge of weeds and pads and very shallow spots for bass. On that same cast, pike on the front edges and deeper drops offs. The largest Bass too. For that I often use various sized jigs with Yamamoto double tail grubs. I work the spinner baits the same way.

Bone color on crankbaits is always a go to color.

Edited on 4/5/11 11:55 AM
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4/4/11 @ 11:11 PM
n.pike
n.pike
USER since 4/2/02
Glad you guys catch em on spoons. Like I mentioned, never can get em' that way myself.

The thing that bugs me most is when I watch fishing shows out of Canada and they rave about some lure or another. I think to myself, "Try that one around here and let's see if you get the same results."

I think topwaters are under rated myself. There are times those can work like crazy.

The nice thing about pike is that they'll hit pretty much anything when they are in the right mood.

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4/4/11 @ 1:42 PM
denesox
denesox
USER since 2/1/06
I agree, like I said, it wasn't a place I would have fished for or expected to catch big pike, I was looking for bass...there were none, the pike had moved in too thick. This happens on this lake every year, but usually not until mid sept., at least not in the past 20 years. You are right about that late summer, thats pretty much when the nights start to cool a bit, so the shallows can become more attractive at those times.

I also caught smallies in the slop, during that same late august timeperiod, at wind lake of all places. I don't see too many smllies out there, much less in a ft of water around slop. Needless to say, I was very surprised as well.

Edited on 4/4/11 1:46 PM
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4/4/11 @ 10:55 AM
drummer boy
drummer boy
USER since 3/14/08
Dene, yes there is an exception to every rule,that mid august to the end of September you just never know I caught a bunch of smallies in slop last year fishing largemouth at that time of year that was a surprise.You don't have to post any pictures I believe you.

Edited on 4/4/11 10:56 AM
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4/3/11 @ 7:37 PM
Team ZA
Team ZA
USER since 8/19/09
Frogs for working shallow bays with heavy weed growth. Daredevil 5 of diamonds for everything else

38 1/2 caught in 3ft of water

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4/3/11 @ 7:04 PM
Darth-Baiter
Darth-Baiter
USER since 4/3/11
I think people under estimate the power of a spoon. Pike just love them. If you really get into them they will devour that spoon. I dont like using crankbaits the best but they do work. Also, a softbait STORM with the exact designs of a pike, 4 inches. They just go crazy for that. You could also go bigger with that size to a 6 or bigger.

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4/3/11 @ 12:45 PM
denesox
denesox
USER since 2/1/06
DB, Last summer I caught a 43" and a 39" on back to back casts in the slop. The 43" on a buzzbait along the edge and the 39" ate a frog. Back end of a flat in 3 ft of water in August. It may not be too common, but they can be there at certain times. I'll admit its not where I would have fished to target big pike, i was bass fishing. If I had a clue as to how to get the pic off my phone I'd post, but I don't have the right hardware to do so.

For pike, i really like a Johnson silver minnow (1/2-3/4oz, silver or gold) tipped with either a 4"grub or a 4-5" curlytail plastic worm, I only use white and yellow for the trailers. Swimbaits are also killers for pike as are deep diving cranks (I get a lot of accidentals while bass fishing). Generally I don't like to use baits with multiple trebles, it just makes for a potential mess while unhooking. Jerk baits are great, but there's just too many hooks for my liking. I much prefer single hook lures for many reasons. They love big muskie jigs as well and they can also be fished anywhere from deep, deep water bottom bouncing to swimming it through weedbeds and even slop. Of course spinnerbaits are super effective as well.

Edited on 4/3/11 12:48 PM
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4/3/11 @ 11:25 AM
BugleTrout
BugleTrout
USER since 9/27/01
Best - #5 Mepps Aglia with red/white blade (gold on back) and no bucktail, just a bare treble hook with the red sheath.

Overrated - X-Rap. I picked a couple up and while they do catch fish, they're really pricey.

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4/3/11 @ 11:20 AM
drummer boy
drummer boy
USER since 3/14/08
There are so many that work well it all depends on conditions.But if I only had one to choose from it would be a single colorado blade spinnerbait,they can be fished deep or shallow they fish well in weeds or wood,and because of the single blade can be slow rolled.When it comes to big fish I would go with a husky jerk my biggest so far a 45in took a gold husky a couple of years ago.I have not caught any big pike over 40in fishing slop, water is usually to warm for pike except right before it disappears in fall.

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4/3/11 @ 10:27 AM
theimer
theimer
USER since 12/11/05
my biggest pike a 33in came on a 4 in cherry seed color soft plastics salamander and i have caught numerous of 30 in fish on pink senko worms wacky style. i had one on that was close to the 40 in range to the boat and it made a run i got 3/4 the way back then it bite me off 10 lb test line no leader bass fishing. when i'm actually targeting pike i like soft plastic jerk baits and frogs in white and green color. white buzzbait worked just under the surface early in the season. if i'm fishing deeper lakes i like jig and a pig and deep diving crank baits. rattle traps can produce fish also running down weed edges. i like buck tails in natural color with a gold or silver blade.

bad pike baits i can't think of any in certain conditions i think almost every lure can work.

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