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Hello all!just wondering/trolling for your input,We do well in March in deeper water for northerns with live suckers.Does anyone have other suggestions?Thankyou in advance,c63 grin.gif

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Boar

Yea, Big ciscos that have been marinaded in Dr. juice Trout or notheren juice. You can pick up big ciscos in warroad at the new bait shop. Did well last year with the biggest a 42 1/4 Still swiming. Boar

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Jim Uran

Hey we do good deep with big suckers too, I caught a few with big ciscoes, smelt, or herring. But it seems the big suckers do best for us out deep.We usually go north out of Springsteel but haven't heard how the road is up that way. You guys been up there at all, if so how's the travel.

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FishHawker82

How deep are we talking here? Every time I have been up there, we've been in in anywhere from 5 to 8 feet of water and have done alright using big suckers and dead baits alike. If the fish aren't shallow, I would be willing to track out to this deeper water you speak of. Thanks for the help!

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In march the shallowest weve been is 18to 20 but we seem to do better in 30 plus.....some mornings the only flags we get are just under the ice...thats when the skys are clear,sunny.............these rules arent hard,fast rules .just giving you some thoughts on the nortin'fishin.c63

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MN Mike

We target Pike all year long, mostly over about 18 - 20 feet of water, if winter doesn't start to break sometime in early March, we stay there, if it does get warm, we will move to shallow water, especially late March, then we move to 10 foot or less.

Looks like we might be staying deep this year again but I'm convinced you can find Pike anywhere on LOW's

About the only bait we have used is the herring, 7 - 8 inch long, shinny, oily and stinky, they love it! Biggest Pike this year so far was a 46" and we even managed a 28.5" waldo too on the tipup with herring, nice little suprise but it wasn't the first.

Hopefully a couple more trips are in store.

Mike

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Jim Uran

YEah we were in the 18' to 24 foot range. For like three years in a row now and did well. Mostly fish 2 feet from the bottom and I usually throw one up high or whatever. This was on the east side of the lake.

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Sergeant Slabber

Large Chubby Darter was the ticket for me. The pike just smacked that thing cool.gif

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Jim Uran

Try a big rattlin rap, or something similar. THey give off a lot of noise and vibration and vish vertically pretty well. I've caught a few nice northerns on them just messin around.

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