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Wild Rice Lake

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Anybody know where the BIG pike hang out on this lake? To me it seems like a huge bowl.

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Big Pike are indeed in this lake. If I were to start looking for trophy size Pike, I would begin looking at a lake map of the body of water you want to fish. Free lake maps at Minnesota DNR website. I will set my tip ups when fishing these toothy predators, you can cover more area this way, increasing your chance for that trophy fish. I look in bays, inside corners of main lake areas. I usually set up anywhere between 6’-15’ feet of water set halfway to two thirds down the water column. If you can find weeds this time of the year, fish the outside edge or inside pockets within. Use a larger sucker minnow (bigger the better) on a quick strike rig. I will trim the tail on the sucker, this helps to slow him down, otherwise it might trigger your flag. Like myself I love to target big pike. My best day on the ice was on a local lake where I released two fish with in 20 minutes, one was 42” and the other 44”. Good Luck and many Flags to you.

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Had one go for my underwater camera today. Looked like a scene from "Jaws" on my little 3.5 inch monitor. Wished I'd had a recorder hooked up to it.

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\:o BC

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Thanks for the info Henry. I know there is walleys in this lake. Anybody catching any?

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