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Offline Fly Eagles Fly

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Hot Spots for Pike
« on: June 13, 2018, 03:41:32 PM »
Are there any Pike experts that know of a great spot in Lake Kipawa. I have been fishing this lake for decades and have never caught a Pike.

I am in the Jawbone Bay to Pratts Bay area. 

Anybody have any suggestions/locations/time of day?

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Re: Hot Spots for Pike
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 10:29:54 PM »
Last year was a banner year for us with catching 5 or 6 pike and some bigger ones also.  We caught them in different areas all within 10 minutes of alwaki lodge trolling with crank baits in about 6 to 10 feet depth.   Just as easily could have been a walleye biting. 

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Re: Hot Spots for Pike
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 09:58:13 AM »
I don't mean to over simplify it, but we find pike in 'pike looking' spots, including beaver dams. And also when fishing for walleyes. Chances are you find the walleyes, you'll find the pike.
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Re: Hot Spots for Pike
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 02:26:19 PM »
I am with T-bones group and although we usually fish walleye  I love fishing for pike also so here is my input.

Pretty much exactly what he said but I will add a few things that have happened when I have caught them over the years.

If you are in a back bay and happen to see ducklings dart across the water and freak out,chances are there is a pike there trying to get them. I saw this last year and first cast I caught a pike from where they darted from. It was pretty obvious one spooked them. That same day there was a small pike flopping near the shore that I did the same for.... I had the largest pike I have ever seen chase me into the boat twice. It was easily 4 ft. T-bone knows what I'm talking about as I still talk about it and went back after it each day.  Ill get him this year...

My first ever on Kipawa (and largest) was trolling for walleye around a shoal.

I also had one clamp onto a tiny walleye a few years back and held on. T-bone netted it for me. That was a fun one.

Cant wait to get up there in late July. I plan to fish for Pike more this year then I usually do.






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Re: Hot Spots for Pike
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 02:43:28 PM »
I will never claim to be a pike expert but I have spent much time , had much success and a great deal of fun catching the aggressive beasts . As my web name suggests , being the nick name my group refers to me as I really like fishing for pike . If you are targeting them I find casting large spoons , red devils , Williams wobblers ,five of diamonds or any number of lures towards shoreline beaver huts connected to deeper water is my go to technique . Many times a more jerky retrieve works best presumably simulating a wounded minnow .I am surprised that you have never hooked into a northern as they tend to be pretty aggressive most of the time . Having a good pair of polarizing glasses helps as far as seeing any follow ups and seeing the structure better that you are casting into     

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Re: Hot Spots for Pike
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 08:01:59 PM »
I use the biggest noisiest lures or spoons in my tackle box. I sometimes troll deep diving lures 20ft plus and catch many big pike that way as well as walleye.
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Re: Hot Spots for Pike
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2018, 09:26:41 AM »
Thanks for all the tips everybody!

pike mike,  I have definitely caught a ton of pike which is why I love fishing for it so much but for whatever reason I have never caught one in Lake Kipawa. Ton of pickerel and lake trout but no pike.
Maybe it is just a very rare fish to catch in my lake

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Re: Hot Spots for Pike
« Reply #7 on: Today at 12:05:29 AM »
Bays and Coves my friend.  Get close to shoreline and you will find them.  Grab a map and scout out some spots.  Sometimes I find them lurking around some of the many island throughout the lake.  I hammered a 41 around 19-20lber last year in about 20 of water off a small island.  Picture in the photo gallery
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