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  • A treatise on northern pike fishing. - Finding and catching northern pike is no different than finding and catching any other kind of fish. There are different strategies that apply as the seasons change, and there can also be different locations and approaches that are affected by geography.
  • An Early Ice Pike Party - This time of year is all about getting together with friends and family. Whether its for a holiday meal, a tailgate party or the annual company Christmas Party, folks will find just about any reason to get together for some fun and relaxation.
  • Back-To-Basics Pike - The northern pike - or water wolf in some circles - is a predatory fish that holds a healthy appetite, both for chowing down and battling tough. It can reach formidable weights, but even those "small" in size are capable of torrid line peels and acrobatic jumps. Fishing for northern pike is certainly not a science, but there are some basic tactics and skills involved that will ultimately lead to more fish - both on the end of your line and in the boat.
  • Big Tube Jigs for Autumn Pike - Shorter days and cooling water are signals to northern pike that autumn has arrived. During fall, these sleek predators will feed heartily to pack on energy reserves to help them survive winter's hardships.
  • Cold Water Pike - Esox luscious. The Northern pike. The water wolf. When it comes to ice fishing for pike, you don't have the advantage of using a boat to search the lake for the pike's favourite hiding spot, you need to go looking for them.
  • Dead-Bait Tactics for Hardwater Pike - Snow-covered landscapes and frozen bodies of water have a deliberate way of changing a pike anglers' methods and routines. Gone are the oversized spinnerbaits, cranks and spoons - the familiar tools of warm weather fishing - and out come the tip ups and quick strike rigs. Match these up with a variety of dead baits, and you'll be well on your way to a season full of cold days and red-hot northern pike.
  • Early Ice Pike - The small, shallow, weedy bays that freeze first offer great cover for pannies which creates the ideal grounds for monster pike looking to gorge. The following are a few techniques I use when ice fishing shallow weedy bays for panfish and big pike.
  • Go on the Deadbait Diet for Trophy Pike! - Most peoples New Years Resolution is losing twenty pounds. Once the ice is safe and the season opens, Im normally out on the big bays and shoals trying to gain twenty pounds. Twenty pound-plus pike, that is. Early January produces more pike over 42 inches for me than all other months of the year combined. And I catch the majority of them fishing deadbait under tip-ups.
  • Go on the Deadbait Diet for Trophy Pike! - Most peoples New Years Resolution is losing twenty pounds. Once the ice is safe and the season opens, Im normally out on the big bays and shoals trying to gain twenty pounds. Twenty pound-plus pike, that is. Early January produces more pike over 42 inches for me than all other months of the year combined. And I catch the majority of them fishing deadbait under tip-ups
  • Hair Jigs And Spring Pike - In cold water early in the season, jigs are a top-choice for all species of fish. When pike are the primary target, the characteristics of baits dressed with natural hair, in particular deer hair, make them a deadly choice.
  • Jigging Early Summer Pike - Yes, my pike box is full of the same large jerkbaits, big thumper spoons and wild looking spinnerbaits as yours probably is. And yes, hitting a big pike casting one of these classic lures is a rush when it happens. But bigger fish are in and out of shallower casting depths faster than most fishermen realize, and one of the best lures to catch them on a consistent basis is also the cheapest: the jig!
  • Jigging for Northern Pike in the Spring - Northern pike are considered a cool-water fish. Their mating ritual takes place immediately following ice out sometime between April and early May depending on latitude; the optimal temperature range for spawning is between 40 to 52 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • New Spring, Same Old Stuff For Pike - Is there anything better than having a thick, mad pike on the end of your line when the trees are just starting to bud? Compared to those eighteen inch winter rods, feeling that seven footer buck around is great. Some of the biggest pike of the year are catchable right now. The fishing world changes around pike like clockwork every year, but they sure don't.
  • Pike & Muskie: Try Open Water - Seasonal changes to lakes and rivers aren't normally consistent from one year to the next. Yes, lakes will freeze and thaw, and they'll also warm and cool. All of this is 100% guaranteed. In the fall, regardless of what the localized weather patterns have been, pike and muskies can be caught well off of the bottom, away from structure or using open water in any combination.
  • Post Spawn Pike - Post- spawn pike become sluggish to begin with but soon become fierce eating machines. Pike grow to all sizes across Ontario. Northern Ontario especially offers trophy pike waters with a true trophy being well over the standard 40 inch mark. In this article I am going to break the northern pikes best post spawn tactics into two categories. These tips will help you hook into more pike in both the early and late post-spawn periods.
  • Slip One By Those Early-Season Walleyes And Pike. - If you own a medium-action spinning rod, a selection of sliding floats and have access to a good supply of natural bait, there's a presentation you'll want to spend some time with this spring: float fishing. Pike and walleyes are both suckers for this system, and what it lacks in fanfare, it more than makes up for in production under a variety of conditions. You can almost always trick a few fish with a float
  • Spoon Fed Pike - It seems that more and more emphasis is being put on the use of body baits. Tackle companies are spending more money developing the perfect swimming action, the perfect wobble, or rattle, or any number of other characteristics. The spoon seems to have fallen by the wayside in favour of Husky Jerks, Bombers, Torpedoes, and other similiar lures.
  • Summer Pike Points - Some are definitely better than others! Reading water and being able to carry out a logical fishing approach is the most important part of the process. You can have the sharpest hooks, make the perfect cast and work your lure correctly but if you're fishing dead water, not much will happen. On structure like points especially, making good use of lure depth and fishing angles is really important.
  • When the Predators Return - Boats crisscrossed it all summer long; personal watercraft here, tuber there. Weeds uprooted and shredded, fouling the surface like bees in a beverage. These disorderly but auspicious shoreline flats are playgrounds for people, and consequently vacated by gamefish.
  • When the Predators Return - Boats crisscrossed it all summer long; personal watercraft here, tuber there. Weeds uprooted and shredded, fouling the surface like bees in a beverage. These disorderly but auspicious shoreline flats are playgrounds for people, and consequently vacated by gamefish.

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