Trying my luck at Pike

Discussion in 'Northern Pike Fishing' started by JoeDaCatKing, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    Well the water is getting colder and the catfish bite really slowed down. Anybody got some good cold weather pike tips for a bank fisherman? I plan on using live bait got some very large chubs and suckers. Should I float them in a shallow cove or do pike cruise the deep this time of year. Thanks
     
  2. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Joe I have given up the fishing in my area. I would say what you have been using is the correct baits as the cats are fattening up right now.
     

  3. low desert jonathan

    low desert jonathan New Member

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    The larger pike are feeding right now before the water ices up, LARGE BAITS are the key this time of the year. LDJ:big_smile:
     
  4. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    deep or shallow water?
     
  5. low desert jonathan

    low desert jonathan New Member

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    Shallow to mid level LDJ:big_smile:
     
  6. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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  7. Esox Hunter

    Esox Hunter New Member

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    Ok Joe:-

    I think you'll find that a live-baited helicopter rig is very effective on lakes. Use herring or SHAD which is very similar to ROACH (their natural bait). if you're using deadbaits, it's best to pop it up with some sponge or polystyrene shoved in the fish's mouth.....cast it out & keep reeling it back towards you about a foot at a time every minute or so, you'll get a bite sooner or later (trust me).

    Hope this helps & good luck. :big_smile::big_smile: