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I know it’s sacrilege, but I need some pointers on Pike fishing. Just invited on another trip to Ontario this coming May. It’s scheduled before bass season opens, so we’ll be targeting Pike and Walleye. Need some advice on what type of tackle, lures etc. I should be acquiring to take along.
Any and all suggestions are welcome.

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Rich
 

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Pike standards

If you can catch it, it's not sacrilege as far as I'm concerned. :D Used to fish for pike a lot in Minnesota.

Standards: Big spoons (BPS has inexpensive kits, all you need to do is attach the hooks), big bucktails, and oversized spinnerbaits. Also crankbaits in colors that mimic the main forage, probably perch and/or ciscoes. That should start your Xmas list. :beerchug:
 

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Rich K said:
Any and all suggestions are welcome.
One suggestion a little off the beaten path. I always carry a jaw spreader with me. Don't really like to use it, but sometimes pike engulf a crankbait, their jaws are clamped down tight and I don't know what I'd do without the spreader.
 

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Rich,
I'm not a Pike expert but I will give you the most important tip......

Leaders......Leaders......Leaders !!! :D


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Toothy Critters

JAW SPREADERS, LEADERS! I think I'm beginning to detect a pattern here! :D
Thanks to all. Keep em coming....

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Grips

Boca grips are nice

Leaders are a must

Get some baits from small local tackel shops. They are always dialed into the action
 

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Metallic leaders are a must...make sure they are a subduded, flat color. I learned this the hard way, fish striking the shiny swivel and cutting the running line. :cussing:

Also add some suspending jerk baits to your menu!!

Where exactly you going to be fishing??
 

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This trip is to Newboro Lake in, of all places, Newboro Ontario. I was up at Big Gull Lake (Arden Ontario) in September. Georgeous lake - I highly recommend it. Lot's of smallies on that trip........

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"Also braid wiil cut them up when they roll"
????? Please explain.

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I think what Northbass is trying to say is if you use braid for your main line and the fish "rolls" during the battle or at boat side (which Pike tend to do), the thin diameter and no stretch of braid could hurt the fish (It'll do a pretty good job on your hand too).

Mono's a little more fish friendly in that aspect.
 

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That makes sense, JPBass. Thanks.
Just got a new Curado and was thinking of mono or fluorocarbon anyway. Definitely go in that direction now. I've seen some good things about P-Line.
 

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Rich,
In northern NY, we have good luck with Mepps Aglia Bucktail, #4 or 5. The same size Black Fury is also consistently good. Leaders are a must. Spinnerbaits in general produce, as well as cranks, and I like plain Jane gold and silver spoons.
Good luck and keep us posted.
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One thing I would make sure I have is a landing net, with a rubber bag. Pike always "play dead", then renew the fight (in water, or boat). It makes clean, fast, releases safe for all parties involved. Wire cutters are good too; I can always replace hooks.
 

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Hard to believe a Pike thread went on this long without the mention of Daredevils...Red and white....Gotta have um!!:)
 

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"Also braid wiil cut them up when they roll"

I saw a show on ESPN2 the other day, where they were fishing for Northern Pike. I see what Northbass meant. The fish was rolling on the surface like a "gator".
THanks all for the pointers. I can't wait to go and May seems like a long way off.
 

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Rich,
I've stayed at Stirling Lodge in/ on Newboro many times. Highly recommend the place! The fishing has been plentiful, but the lake lacks (fish) size. They say it's because it is in Southern Ontario (45 mins from 1000 island bridge) and it is relatively shallow. There is an abundance of pike in the 3-6lb class. If you want bigger, the best bet is to find a guide. They know of the few productive deep holes (40-80'). Walleye have been making a comeback there. The bass fishing there is nothing short of FANTASTIC, especially upper Rideu lake through the lock, but season opens late June. I killed the pike there with the yellow "5 of diamonds". And killed myself with endless Labatts on tap (leads to morning Labottomy) Have fun, those were some great times!


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Jerkbaits

Can't believe it took this long for someone to mention jerkbaits. Great success with Rogues and Husky Jerks in gold with black back and orange belly.

Frank R.
 
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