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Northern Pike

Northern pike are a favorite with my kids. As with most kids, seeing a big fish with lots of sharp teeth, has an effect on them that no other fish does. Though most pike around the Montreal area are under 6 lbs, there is always a chance for some up to 15 lbs as well. My prefered technique is is casting for pike with topwater lures, mostly walk the dog style, like the |Zara spook. Spinnerbaits, spoons, spinners and crankbaits all work for pike as well, whether casted or trolled. Big pike will relate to shallow water throughout the winter and spring. As the water begins to warm up after ice out, they’ll often be found sunning themselves in shallow bays. This is by far the best time to catch monster pike. As the temperature warms up, bigger pike will move to deeper water moving shallow only to feed. Smaller pike will move into heavy weed cover feeding throughout the day.

Mike and Mark both offer guided pike fishing trips, contact them by clicking here.

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