If you fish for Northern Pike, you will most likely hear anglers discussing the best ways to catch them in the middle of winter.
With so many different tips, it can be hard to tell what will and won’t work.
Regardless of what you decide on, the following tips are a great place to start when you decide to hit the ice.
Reel In That Northern Pike
- Location, Location, Location – When you head out to catch a northern pike, take note of where their food supply is calling. If you are able to find that, the Pike won’t be too hard too far behind.
- Play The Game – Northern Pike is known to play with anglers bait. If you feel it a tug, don’t reel your line all the way in. Instead, reel in slowly as the Pike may return and bite again. Do this and stay patient and you could just end up with a catch.
- Get The Right Bait – Don’t even bother with smaller bait when trying to catch a Northern Pike because they won’t either. Make your bait about 6 to 8 inches long. But keep in mind you might have to reel your bait in yourself as most stores don’t carry bait that long.
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There are some lessons that take the time to learn, some professions that take more than a lifetime to master, but we are here to give you some tips that some are helpful and easy to learn now.
When it comes to catching Northern Pike, there are a few things that are worth knowing.
This is especially true when you want to have a fruitful Northern Pike fishing trip.
Here is a list of three lure techniques to know:
- The bigger the lure doesn’t mean a bigger fish. Just because there are a lot of people that believe the old adage “bigger is better”, this is not always true. When fishing for Northern Pike there is much more than just size of the lure that should be kept in mind when trying to Pike. This leads us to our next tip.
- The color of the dress doesn’t matter if it can’t dance. While there are people that will say that the color is most important, the Northern Pike care more about the movement of the lure than anything else. Jointed streamers and flies with wide, cone-shaped bucktail heads produced the best, because when paused, they would flutter or jackknife, allowing the material to pulsate.
- Topwater lures aren’t the best for Pikes. Topwater lures under a range of conditions are great but to be truthful, using topwater isn’t always going to produce that trophy fish you want. When it comes to working the surface, it shouldn’t be the first and only try.
These three tips are just the beginning. Plan your next fishing trip at Burntwood Lake Lodge and we guarantee an amazing experience filled with heaps of trophy fish on your fishing pole.
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