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Lake: Eleven Mile Reservoir
Fish: Northern Pike

best pike lures?

Post By: crazypickles      Posted: 2/23/2009 3:23:13 PM     Points: 127    
Can i get some good recomendations on pike lures for spinney and eleven mile shore fishin. I have some wild eye pike immatations, some large spoons, large jointed storm lures, plastic minnow immatation lures, large rapalasm. small tassie's. Other recomendations? and does elven mile have bait fishing?
 Reply by: thisbudsforU      Posted: 2/23/2009 4:00:12 PM     Points: 64
yes to the bait, (no live Minnows)
 Reply by: crazypickles      Posted: 2/23/2009 6:18:40 PM     Points: 127
what baits would you reccomend, would dead shinners and dead shad work?
 Reply by: Lucius      Posted: 2/23/2009 7:09:05 PM     Points: 372
A lot of people use dead suckers from what I hear. I have always been a lure fisherman when it comes to pike. The new Idaho state record was caught on a skinned perch back in april of 2007. 48.5" 39lbs 13oz. only 7 years old. Also a lot of people use smelt up there as well.
 Reply by: nvrskunked      Posted: 2/23/2009 7:25:04 PM     Points: 309
swimmin trout by storm lures in 4-8 inch lengths, fish them fast and keep your rod tip the lure stays 1-3 feet below the surface. Also a good soft plastic crawdad on the bottom with crawdad scent on it works well. Texas rig or a half ounce jig head are the best way to fish soft plastics up there. caught this 29 incher last year on a soft plastic crawdad at 11 mile. Also these tazmanian devels work good on everything in there but the carp.1/4-1/2 ounce sizes and they have to be ordered online, no stores have them
 Reply by: Pathway      Posted: 2/24/2009 8:07:55 AM     Points: 540
The most consistant big fish bait is dead fish. THe big girls tend to stay in deeper water most o the year on feed on dead fish. When they do wander into the shallows I like to large tubes or soft twitch baits on a 4/0 wide gap hook. It's something most of them have never seen. Work the bait rapidly until you have a follow, then let it sink in front of their face. They just can't resist a dieing fish presentation.
 Reply by: jbowen43      Posted: 2/24/2009 11:32:48 AM     Points: 282
I would use saltwater sized plugs and spoons. Eight inches long or longer. Same for flies. You can make very big flies from the synthetics. For spinning gear you can get weighted floats and tie the big fly on heavy mono three feet behind the float. Works in the ocean for toothy predators. Big ocean sized plastics, too.
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