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Old 06-11-2007, 06:58 AM
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Hey, some friends and I are going on a canoeing trip in the Adirondacks this weekend, and I hear that the lake we are camping on holds some northern pike. Unfortunately, I've never fished for pike. Does anyone have any suggestions on what tactics to use to land a few of these guys? Anything will help as I'm clueless when it comes to pike. Thanks.
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:31 AM
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mepps and bucktails and flies work i know that qand some thing caled like crazy ikes or something like that
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:13 AM
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If there is a "classic" lure for pike, it would be a red and white wobbling spoon, like a daredevil...

Actually, pike are mostly fish eaters and will strike any number ofminnow imitating lures.... Spoons, spinners, plugs, plastic bodied or hair jigs, etc. etc.... They have a BIG mouth, so large lures work well... Also, they have LOTS of sharp teeth, so use a short wire leader to avoid losing your lures to the fish... You'll want a pair of needle nose pliers to unhook them, also, to avoid getting your fingers lacerated....

Good luck....
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:47 AM
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Pygmy is right on. Hard to beat the good old daredevil for pike or practically any other large game fish. Make sure you use at least a 6" wire or nylon leader or you will lose lots of lures if the pike are hitting. Good luck
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:15 AM
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Ditto to what the others said, pike will hit almost anything that moves. Just remember a leader, pilers, and jaw spreaders (not needed, but nice) and you're good to go.
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Old 06-12-2007, 07:16 AM
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How come nobody added that they taste good too. lol
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:35 AM
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How come nobody added that they taste good too. lol
I forgot that, they're excellent if you can fillet them properly
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Old 06-12-2007, 05:53 PM
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yea, almost have to do a double fillet in order to get the rib bones out of them, but they still taste good, one of my favorite fish.
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Old 06-12-2007, 05:55 PM
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Where you going canoeing? i am originally from up that way.
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:37 PM
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I am camping on follensby clear pond, and will probably be fishing horseshoe pond and polliwog pond also
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