Do pike bite late ice?

3/21/18 @ 12:12 PM
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WisconsinHunter/Fisher
WisconsinHunter/Fisher
USER since 10/9/12

When I mean late ice I mean the ice is only going to last a week or so. Seems like the last few times I went out it’s kinda slowed down but there was a high pressure system all the days I fished. Wondering if I should put the ice fishing stuff away or not.

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3/28/18 @ 11:37 PM
n.pike
n.pike
USER since 4/2/02

There's definitely a time they slow down from my experience. Before spawn. During spawn. After spawn. Seems like the bite gets hot for a bit (early to mid March in Southern Wisconsin where legal), but then it tapers off late March and early April, when I suspect they are spawning. 

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3/28/18 @ 7:57 PM
Lake bum
Lake bum
USER since 3/28/18

Better check the season close date.

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3/23/18 @ 7:56 AM
WisconsinHunter/Fisher
WisconsinHunter/Fisher
USER since 10/9/12
I’m fishing 2fow but still wear spikes and a life jacket have to cross a 6fow hole. That’s what I normally use is smelt or sucker on the bottom got 8 one day and missed probably 3 next day only one flag! 

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3/22/18 @ 11:05 AM
jaybeeturtle
jaybeeturtle
USER since 3/17/06

Pike generally move shallower and eat lots of dead fish and frogs off the bottom at late ice. Where legal, I fish dead bait a foot off the bottom and do well this time of the year. Be safe tho

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