4 Fishing - Northern Pike Fishing
test your skills against a real tough scrapper, the Northern Pike
Widely distributed throughout North American fresh water, the Northern
Pike has a reputation for long, hard battles on heavy tackle and almost
impossible odds with lightweight gear.
will usually be found in the summer in warm shallow water with lots
of weed cover where they easily ambush their prey with the least expenditure
of energy. Pike are not technically considered a game fish and the
season is open all year round in most regions and can be caught quite
easily through the ice in winter.
are most often taken by trolling along weed bed edges with large spoons,
plugs and streamers. Casting into weedbeds with live or artificial
baits is also effective particularly in the early evening hours. Many
Fly casters have recently 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.
out the NORTHERN PIKE fishing adventures in the provinces below.