Pike

News & Tips: A Primer on Pike—Lures and Tactics for Catching Northern Pike...
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A Primer on Pike—Lures and Tactics for Catching Northern Pike

February 20, 2019
No fish in freshwater can match the ferocity and gluttonous feeding habits of the great northern pike. There is plenty of good pike fishing in the U.S., but often the most spectacular fishing comes…
News & Tips: A Case for Fishing Big Pike
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A Case for Fishing Big Pike

April 1, 2016
posted by Jason Mitchell Northern pike are such an incredible predator.  Smooth and sleek with the curves of the most expensive sport car.  Rows of teeth that resemble tooth picks.  Amazing…
News & Tips: Read the Weeds for Unbelievable Fall Pike Fishing...
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Read the Weeds for Unbelievable Fall Pike Fishing

October 8, 2014
In some respects the fall fishing season can be difficult for anglers because of cold weather, rough water and the weed beds dying off. However, for the dedicated pike fisherman, these conditions can…
News & Tips: How to Cut 5 Boneless Fillets: Northern Pike & Chain Pickerel  (infographic)...
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How to Cut 5 Boneless Fillets: Northern Pike & Chain Pickerel (infographic)

July 1, 2014
Caught from cold water, the firm, white flesh of northern pike or chain pickerel will rival fillets from any freshwater fish.  Some think pike is the best eating of all!  However, the pike’s bones…
News & Tips: Turn to Dead Bait for Hardwater Pike
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Turn to Dead Bait for Hardwater Pike

November 15, 2013
Snow-covered landscapes and frozen bodies of water have a deliberate way of changing a pike angler's methods and routines. Gone are the oversized spinnerbaits, cranks and spoons — the familiar tools…
News & Tips: Pike Swimbait Rigging Tips
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Pike Swimbait Rigging Tips

July 15, 2013
If you're not casting swimbaits for northern pike you're missing out. Swimbaits are one of the hottest lures on the market right now, and for good reason — they catch a ton of different species. The…
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Pike in Transition

July 8, 2013
The wheels screeching on the runway woke me from my two hour nap. The plane, my third one for the day safely landed at Chicago’s O’Hara airport. I have been traveling to Canada for more than 30 years…
News & Tips: The Ozark Pike
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The Ozark Pike

June 27, 2013
Many of the free flowing streams of the southern Missouri Ozarks contain a small fish which resembles the northern pike. The chain pickerel is a diminutive cousin of the much larger northern species…
News & Tips: Flies for Northern Pike
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Flies for Northern Pike

June 1, 2013
Few thrills in fishing can come close to watching a northern pike's toothy mouth clamp down on a fly twitching across the surface of a shallow cove. With brooding, baleful eyes, a pike looks…
News & Tips: Sorting Through the Pike Lures
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Sorting Through the Pike Lures

May 29, 2013
The northern pike seems to have it all. The ability to leap in the air with energetic somersaults that will amaze and excite you. A willingness to strike baits so aggressively that you'd swear your…
News & Tips: How to Catch Pike: Northern Pike Fishing...
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How to Catch Pike: Northern Pike Fishing

May 5, 2013
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. Pike can reach formidable weights, but even those…
News & Tips: The Excitement of Northern Pike
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The Excitement of Northern Pike

April 8, 2013
I'm sure that there are fish that are more fun to catch than Northern Pike; I just haven't found them yet. They are physco fighters. I love catching them. I used to fish for them a lot in Nebraska. I…