How to Catch Northern Pike?
Where to find Northern Pike?: Northern Pike can be found in North America in freshwater lakes, small to large rivers, creeks and backwaters from depths down to a 100 feet.
Northern Pike are usually at home around any type of aquatic vegetation.
Northern Pike Size: Northern Pike can be as big as 4.5 feet and weigh up to 62.5 lbs.
Northern Pike Fishing Tips: To catch Northern Pike use lures and bait like the following: LARGE spoons, spinners, plugs or waterdogs.
Please note that fishing for Pike with minnows is unlawful in nearly all pike waters. So please check local state fishing regulations.
Since Northern pike have sharp teeth anglers prefer to fish using a wire leader to prevent the line from being cut when you land a Pike. Pike will bite through regular monofilament. 20 pound or 30-pound, 6-12-inches black wire leaders are standard when fishing for Northern Pike.
Also using a medium to heavy rod is also preferred.
In-Line Pike Spinners are a great choice and should be 1/6- to 1-ounce in size.
Pike Spoons are a great choice and should weighing ¼to 1 ounce.