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Anyone know how the pike fishing on Hook is? A few years ago my cousin and I really got into them with a couple 10-pounders being caught. Wondering if the pike fishery is still a viable one on this lake because he's coming up the first weekend in June to go for bass and pike.

What about Minnie Belle? I know there's some regulations and size restrictions, but how's the pike fishing on this lake? Are the reg's making a difference?

Thanks for the assistance!

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MRWALLEYE2005

Theres plenty of pike in those lakes. Ive got lots of them on sucker minnows or rapalas on those lakes. Wherever theres weeds theres pike on those lakes.

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Thanks MrW. I was concerned as to whether or not Hook has had a winterkill or not. Maybe too early to tell right now, I don't know. I really like that lake for walleye and pike. I get cut off on a lot of pike on Hook when fishing for walleye and as I mentioned, my cousin and I had a good time catching some nice pike a few years back using a Smithwick Suspending Rogue and an Orange & Silver spoon. My cousin even caught a 15" walleye on his spoon which surprised the heck out of me.

By the way....have you ever fished to the west in the shallow area of the lake, west of the island? I've never been back in there, but have always wondered if there's any pike or panfish to be had back in that area.

Thanks for the reply.

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MRWALLEYE2005

Ive been west of the 2nd island to the west and caught a few pike there. It did winterkill in 2001 and it took most walleyes and carp but theres still plenty of pike in there. I wonder if they would hit a spinnerbait back there?

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MRWALLEYE

Spinnerbait? Good question. I don't have many of those in my fishing arsenal. I've always wondered if the panfish go back in that area for the spring spawn or anything. I've caught one decent crappie on that lake for the times I fished it. It was about a 10-incher. But, that was on the main lake part.

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