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Medicine lake pike

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matix10

I heard there are some pig northerns cruising the weedlines out at medicine. Can anybody confirm this. Or where to find them and what to use on medicine. I would like to get out there this afternoon any help would be great thanks.

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Mr Special

You wanna get in touch with MedMan he'll know. He can see underwater, Really he can.

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Giant_Jackpot

There is nothing but little pike in Medicine. Really, they are all small. The 38 inchers I have caught out there and the 42 Med Man caught were anomalies

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Mark Christianson

My sons 31 incher he got out there when he was 4 was a fluke too.

(Fishing out of Giant Jackpots boat)

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Havin' Fun

You guys should be more helpful!!!

[This message has been edited by Hammer em' (edited 05-24-2004).]

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Havin' Fun

Actually I was being sarcastic. It's hard to do that on here I guess! Sorry! Alot of our metro lakes are GREAT pike fisheries. People do need to practice catch and release.

Don't forget about Calhoun, Harriet, and the like!!!

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MedicineMan

Medicine is one of the best Pike lakes I've ever fished, but she's real tricky. Its either feast or famine. First off, there is no weedline as of now. The DNR has been spraying chemical to rid the lake of Curly Leaf Pondweed the past 2 weeks. A lot of the Northerns are scattered throughout the lake. I've seen Northerns anywhere from 2-30 feet. The fish are bound by nothing. Theres enough oxygen in the lake for them to roam anywhere. Once Mid-June rolls around, oxygen depletion starts playing a part in fish location. This will help fishng a lot because they'll be confined to certain areas. But note: Once the water temp gets too warm, the majority of the fish you catch will be smaller. Unless you're out fishing right before a front comes throught, then you'll catch bigger fish 'cause they'll be on a feeding binge. I've had pretty good success out on Medicine so far this year. I've caught at least 1 30+ inch Northern everytime I've gone out.

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matix10

Medicineman can you give me a general area to focus on. I thought i would throw some #4 mepps, some little cleos, buzzbaits, spinnerbaits, etc. What do you think?

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MedicineMan

I would try the islands that have weed growth on them. The milfoil is starting to come up and there are 4 islands that hold pike year round because of their weed growth. Basically, if you find an area with a fair amount of weeds, you'll find Pike. The water is a good 5 degrees warmer right now than it was at this time last year. Fish are moving into their summer patterns about a month earlier than usual. I wish I could be a little more specific but I've spent much of my day doing stuff for college next year. My mind really isn't on fishing right now.

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MedicineMan

As for bait, I would try trolling Rapalas. You can cover lots of area. Plus by doing this you can locate active fish.

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Mark Christianson

OK Hammer

We caught several over 30 inches that day.
Including GJ's 38.

Seriously though, that was 4 years ago. The last couple years have not provided the quantity and quality.

I hope people are lettin' them bigguns go back.

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Giant_Jackpot

OK,

Make me feel bad for trying to have a little fun………

Yes there are big pike in Medicine. Troll the weed lines and you to shall get your carpet all slimy! Can’t give away all my secrets though. You will have to figure out which lures work best for your fishing style. Have fun and put the big ones back!

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