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Early Ice Pike

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Has anyone tried for first ice pike? I figure we should be able to venture out in the next week or two on foot. The pike and walleye should be about 500 yds out in 7-8 feet of water.

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The pike will hold on the outside of the last break or sand bar for a short while under ice before they follow the chow out to deeper water. You will pick up one or two throughout the year in tight to shore but your numbers will be out in the deeper water where the shiners and panfish have moved out to feed on micro chow.

Circle of life stuff. Tiny stuff is out deep because the tiny stuff hates light,tiny stuff gets chomped by bugs, bugs get chomped by minnows, minnows get chomped by little fish, little fish suffer a thrashing bloody death from the darkness below by the king of cold water.

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What shore is the best for pike.

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What shore is the best for pike.


That is the awesome part about Red lake pike! Start at Rogers resort heading east and North to the mouth of the river, that is all good. Then start at the mouth of the river go west and north down the shore to the Red Lake Nation boundry. That is good also.

I'm not being a wise guy, it really is that simple. Red like pike are nomads, constantly on the move looking for schools of baitfish to attack. It is one of very few lakes I will say staying put for awhile when pike fishing pays off.

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    • metro fisherman
      This ice season  has been in the books on the st croix for about a week now. I ended my year out there with a 50" sturgeon.
    • Cret Jigs
        What is working for 2 fishing buckets, ion auger & Vexlar for walking out on early/late ice?   Appreciate to hear what works for walking out for a hole hopping Crappie freak
    • Cret Jigs
      I have been busy with Work ... went down to check it out North access this morning.  Definitely good enough to walk out.  a tall guy walked a big sled right out.  was also a clam 2 seater pull over out on the ice.  The wind however is blowing very cold!  I do not have a sled for walking out ... so hoping for ATV ice soon!  I went searching at Princeton Wallmart if they had any leftover sleds, no go.  Will have to pick one up this week.   Bob 
    • Mike89
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