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Favorite ways to catch Northern Pike?

4/4/19 @ 6:19 PM
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Brandyn Shepherd
Brandyn Shepherd
USER since 1/14/16

What are your favorite ways to catch Northern Pike?

Here are some of mine...

Spring Casting:
Bays - weeds - medium size spinnerbaits

Summer Casting:
Current areas - rock bottom - swimbaits
Main lake - rock bottom - soft plastics

Fall Casting:
Main lake bays - weeds - 6-8 inch jerkbaits
Main lake points - rocks, weeds - 6-8 inch crankbaits and jerkbaits
Main lake shorelines - rocks - 6-8 inch crankbaits

Fall Trolling:
Main lake points - rocks - 8-10 inch crankbaits
Main lake - baitfish - 8-10 inch crankbaits

Northern Pike video

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6/15/19 @ 10:39 PM
jaybeeturtle
jaybeeturtle
USER since 3/17/06

I like to take a kayak on a marshy stream that has some decent current.  cast  a large white inline spinner downstream and reel in slowly along the shoreline or  down trees. Have caught 20 to 30 nice pike in a day that way

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6/9/19 @ 5:37 PM
Fishlovme
Fishlovme
MEMBER since 6/22/01

My favorite way by far is on a topwater bait. Not every lake is suited for Pike on topwaters but I have a few lakes I fish that it works well. A tiny torpedo which I usually use for bass also catches pike on these lakes, and some buzz baits work awesome too!

Next favorite way is a number 2 Mepps.

And lastly, I absolutely love catching pike thru the ice using a tipup with a shiner or sucker minnow!

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6/9/19 @ 1:08 PM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
USER since 12/22/04

It is amazing how concentrated they become during summer in deep water sometimes 

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5/25/19 @ 7:59 AM
fishfillet
fishfillet
USER since 1/8/13

Good ole mepps buck tails.  4's or 5's or giant killers.   5 of diamonds spoons too.

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5/9/19 @ 12:45 PM
WALLEYE SWIMBAIT
WALLEYE SWIMBAIT
USER since 9/26/16

swimbaits around weeds. All year except ice. Berkely flatback shads and storms. Cant beat them. Not for pike or walleye. On ice its definitely number 9 jigging rapalas, roaches on bobbers, and flags.

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5/2/19 @ 8:24 PM
Cat Man J.J.
Cat Man J.J.
USER since 5/9/03

Ice fishing on a jigging rod, when that 36"er hits that firetiger jigging rap and almost rips the rod out of your hand.

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5/1/19 @ 12:36 AM
Lectrotech
Lectrotech
USER since 11/19/09

I can make Rapalas dance and have seen stomach contents of Pike.  Spinning rod and whatever.

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4/23/19 @ 8:55 PM
Carpio
Carpio
MEMBER since 11/5/17

Spearing!  Nothing beats lying belly down , staring through a hole in the ice with a tarp over your head!    CARPIO 

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4/19/19 @ 12:46 PM
Igor
Igor
USER since 6/20/01

Winter: tips ups with Smelt

Rest of the year: Spoons & spinners.

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4/19/19 @ 12:45 PM
Igor
Igor
USER since 6/20/01

Winter: tips ups with Smelt

Rest of the year: Spoons & spinners.

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