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pikehunter461

Small Lures for Large Pike

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pikehunter461    0
pikehunter461

Last season I had the oddest experience. We were trolling large lures in search of pike in the North Arm. We were in prime pike territory and tried a variety of depths, speeds, and lure types. Caught only a few small pike. Frustrated with the results I switched to a small shad rap that would normally be used to focus on smallmouth. Within minutes of putting on the small shad rap we experienced significant pike action. Caught 6 pike 30 inches or larger (largest was 38) in an hour, numerous smaller pike, and a half a dozen 10+ inch perch. The oddest thing is that the pike wouldn't touch the larger lures we tried (and we tried a good variety) yet be had large pike attacking perch and small pike we were pulling in. Has anyone ever experienced something like this? Still baffles me because for a 24inch pike to become a meal when it is being reeled in- it would seem like a larger lure would also be effective.

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We come up to Rainy the last week of August, so I sure can't speek for the majority, but we always clean up on pike using Blue Fox Vibrax lures size #3, #4, and sometimes #5's. Lots of bites on blue,yellow, and orange. We call them "bullits" down here. It's easily our best producing lures. We get lots of 30" and over pike, our best has been 43". It also catches lots of smallmouth and even a few walleyes. Only once have I ever did well on Large lures up there. I did have good luck last year with Salmo's Jointed Pike deep diver. Only coming one week a year doesn't give us a lot of experience, but after 20 years I'm still throwing bullits for big pike in the north arm.

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Fish&Fowl    0
Fish&Fowl

That's odd about the fish hitting other smaller fish but not touching any big lures. What time of year was it? What was the weather like? All I can think is that the bigger lures you were throwing had a color or action that just didn't interest the fish. With that clear water up there, any unnatural, brighter colors may have turned them off.

Somedays though it just works that way and fish will ONLY bite certain things, just like walleyes, bass, or muskie. What bugs me the most is when I'm throwing big pike and ski lures and get hits from 22" pike that I have to drag in. That's fishing for ya.

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