Northern Pike Pro-Tips
The pike are well known for hitting surface lures. Their long bodies and large mouths make them very efficient at catching all types of fish in shallow and weedy areas. Eagle Lake is a perfect labyrinth of bays with all manner of weeds, and the rocky points leading into the bays are where pike love to hunt walleye and other prey. The pike also like deep ridges, shoals and drop offs close to shallow weeds.
Northern pike are often attracted to highly visible colors, like white and orange, and also tend to like vibration or sound, such as loud topwaters like buzzbaits. Daredevils, lipless cranks and spinnerbaits – the bigger the better – are also popular when hunting pike. It’s also good idea when trolling to use moving baits to cover water. Muskie baits are also often popular with pike anglers. Our guides will gladly advise you about the latest trends in pike fly-fishing, now considered by some as one of the most effective ways to catch pike.
Pike will give you a real fight, so using the right rod, reel and line is really important. We recommend using a strong, braided line and a medium to heavy power rod to overcome these monsters. A fluorocarbon leader is also a must to combat the pike’s ferocious bite.
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We don’t just turn you loose on the lake at Andy Myers Lodge. We live and breathe northern pike fishing, which means we’re able to pass our expertise on to you.
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