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JMP_37

We recently got a cabin on big sandy and me and my brother mainly fish for pike, we have caught a lot of small ones, two 27inchers and a decent 35in. But I'm going for a 40, any advice on we're to find these bign's? Our cabin is near long island

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gimruis

There may not be any true giants left in there JMP.  A 35 inch pike these days is like a big foot sighting.  You might try going to a bigger lake like Upper Red, Leech, or Mille Lacs.  Bigger lakes have better forage and more habitat so they often have bigger fish.

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JMP_37

Then I guess my 37 was like a alien sighting because it came out of a 86acre lake!

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h8go4s
12 hours ago, JMP_37 said:

Then I guess my 37 was like a alien sighting because it came out of a 86acre lake!

That was an exception to the rule. Gimruis is right. Big pike prefer cool water. Typically they will be shallow in the spring and move deep as the water warms. Best chance for trophies is lakes with high-protein forage like ciscoes, tullibies, whitefish.

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JMP_37

The lake Is 5000 acres and has Cisco, so I need a bigger lake? Jeez I thought that was big

Do I start fishig shallow now because the water is cooling down?

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knoppers

I catch many large pike in the smaller lakes in aitkin co. it depends on the forage available. I also fish the deeper areas of shallow lakes and do good.

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