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Postby duckcomanderJR. » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:22 pm

hey i want to get into pike fishing and dont really know too much about it what are some tips on pike fishing like what baits what kinda area do i find them in stuff like that any tips would help thatnks
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Re: pike fishing

Postby canbakchaser » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:45 pm

pike are the best fighting fish period they are ambush predators so theyll hide in weeds and rocks and the like and they go after bass lures, walleye lures, live bait whatever there not picky
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Re: pike fishing

Postby duckcomanderJR. » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:48 am

ya thats what ive heard they just eat everything in sight... now i have a medium action rod with 12pnd test on it is that enough or whats your opinion on that
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Re: pike fishing

Postby canbakchaser » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:40 am

ye thats good get some steel leaders 12lb is good when is the last time you caught a 12 lb freshwater fish
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Re: pike fishing

Postby lukea.becker » Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:31 pm

canbakchaser wrote:pike are the best fighting fish period they are ambush predators so theyll hide in weeds and rocks and the like and they go after bass lures, walleye lures, live bait whatever there not picky


No Way!! you need to catch yourself an alaskan salmon!! i have just had far too many pike on that you have to just drag up to the boat. your 12 pound line will be plenty, i got a 29in pike last year out of a float tube with my ultralight. they will eat pretty much anything though, we usually have good luck with some medium/large shiners. we usually catch tons of them ice fishing in the winter.
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Re: pike fishing

Postby sherlockbonez » Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:35 pm

Just fish for them like largemouths. 12 lb line is plenty unless you run into big ones deep in the slop.
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Re: pike fishing

Postby flatbottom mudslinger » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:21 am

12 lb test can get you by when trolling or fishing deeper open water with crankbaits, but you might want something a little heavier when twitching a zara spook over a weedbed. Good lures to try are large inline spinners, daredevle spoons (red and white in clear water, yellow 5 of diamonds in murky water), large swimbaits, large jointed crankbaits, buzz baits, super spooks, etc. Notice I said "large" for almost all of these lures, even a small pike, or hammerhandle will bite on a 12" jointed crankbait. It takes a heavy rod though to cast some of these heavier baits so given the tackle you have to work with I would stick with the lighter spinners. Anything flashy, colorful, and fast will get a pikes attention. They hunt by sight not smell so leave the Berkley Powerbaits and the Uncle Josh pork trailers at home and throw something that is colorful and has alot of vibration and/or noise. Good luck.
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Re: pike fishing

Postby duckcomanderJR. » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:36 am

thanks everyone for your thoughts and tips i will post pictures as soon as i get time to go out and catch em...college first though :lol3:
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Re: pike fishing

Postby duckcomanderJR. » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:41 pm

hey finallly got time to get out and fish... he aint much but first pike ever so i dont care haha he s only 20in
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Re: pike fishing

Postby lukea.becker » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:59 pm

nice one man! not bad at all for a first pike. wait til you get a 30 or 40 incher. thanks for the pics
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Re: pike fishing

Postby Bill Herian » Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:53 pm

Wait till it freezes over and put some gold shiners (if you can get them out there) under tip ups. Then you will be knee deep in the meat.
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