Post By: OCwalleye Posted: 7/13/2012 9:26:49 AM Points: 199
Hey there guy! I was wondering if any one has had much luck with pike? I checked there website and it said the pike were really tough to catch, but I was wondering how fx menebers have been doing? We will be fishing in a boat on the 21 so we can troll and get out there. What lures have been working? Where have you been catching them? If you don't want to give any secrets away email me at email@example.com. Last year when we went we caught 2 small hammer handles, and 3 pretty nice sized bows.
I caught a 25" one on the shore directly across from the marina and my wife lost a monster in that same area last weekend. We also caught a couple small ones. All of those fish were caught in about 10FOW. We cuaght them on fire tiger, kastmaster, and #6 spinner black/red. Hope this helps!!
Just got back an hour ago. Didn't really fish for pike for more than an hour. Caught two though on the southwest end. They were maybe a whopping 24" inches, "combined". Both hit a pike colored floating rapala about half their size. I was waded out about 20' off shore, and caught both no more than 5' off shore in about 16" of water pulling parallel back to me. Don't know if this helps, just know they are in there albeit mine were more like little snakes.
Pike hang out in the weed beds most of the time, so it is very hard to catch them trolling. We probably catch 50 trout for every pike trolling, because we tend to troll the open water. I wish I could tell you how to consistently catch pike, but trolling open water is the best way to consistently not catch pike.
The buzzbait suggestion is a good one. Big pike love to go up shallow and hunt really early and late. In addition to buzzers throw big wakebaits for the big boys. Keep in mind this method is good for covering water but usually not good for picking up big numbers. If you run into a really fishy area or you get a follow (or even better, a missed blowup), have something like a storm swimbait, swim jig with a big plastic trailer, or a plastic jerkbait ready to throw back in behind your buzzer.
Still good pike in there. I'm a rank amateur pike fishing but caught a fat 31" fishing the first exit on the south end if coming from the north(by sucker cove). Hammered a floating rapala I was just dinking as slow as possible. Was around 5:30 p.m., had been trying for 1/2 an hour and was waded out maybe 10' feet from shore throwing out another 20'. While spinning for trout this morning saw a number of big ones making alot of noise in the same area, first bay, southside by the inlet. Good fishing, trout are getting big too. So are the horseflies unfortunately.