will usually be found in the summer in warm shallow water with
lots of weed cover where they easily ambush their prey. Pike
are prolific and not technically considered a game fish. The
season is open year round in most regions of Ontario and pike
are caught quite easily through the ice in winter.
Pike are most often taken by trolling along weed bed edges with
large spoons, plugs and streamers. Casting into weedbeds with
live or artificial baits can also be effective. Many fly casters
have taken up "pike chasing" by wading shorelines
using long rods and heavier weight-forward lines to toss streamers
or frog imitations at their prey. All forms of pike fishing
rigs should include a wire leader to withstand the impact of
their razor-sharp teeth. Canadian
Record: 42 lbs. 13 ounces.