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Where to find big Northern Pike on Kabe

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Hello,
I will be heading up to Kabe Sept.25th through the 29th. Looking for any advice on where to find the larger Northern on Kabe, and what may be the best artificial to use? I have been fishing Kabe for several years now and catch plenty of Walleys but the Northern catch has been quiet.

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The best lure for pike on Kab seems to be the Suick. I would try some of the bays with deep deep lines. Stoltinski, Nebraska and Mud are my personal favorites. The Grassies island group also has some big pike cruising throughout the weedlines through out it. There are a lot of fish right around the 40 inch mark to be caught, with a few real monsters caught each year. I had a friend pull out a 49 incher last year, that was the biggest fish I have seen come out of the lake.

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Hey Muskie, this might be a dumb question froma fello ranger but what is a Suick ? Also, Blind Ash bay is pretty good late September for northerns as well, just about any spoon we cast caught nice fish last year anyway.
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Suick is typically a muskie bait, i think it falls into the "glidebait" catagory. They have been a fixture for muskie guys for a long time.
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Suick baits come in several sizes, typically they use a 9" suick around Kab and most standard rod reels can handle it. The 12' and bigger Suicks are typically used for muskie and you generally require heavier equipment to handle and toss those lures.
I've always thought of Suicks as a jerkbait,
but an old buddy Spence Petros a tournament pro and writer says with practice you can troll them as they will glide.
In any case they run fairly shallow and are great along the weedlines. The best sellers in my opinion are black, red/white, jailbird and firetiger. The weighted version do run a little deeper and would glide well for trolling. Good luck, guts <}}}}}}}}}><

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I just got back from Kab 8-30-03. I was able to land a 41.5 inch northern, which I caught on a red/white mepps #4 dressed with squirrel tail. I caught around 25 total on the red #4, 1 on a red #5, and 1 on a black and chartruese. I tried several other colors with no luck on them at all.

Others at the resort were using white spinner baits and caught alot of northern and smallmouth.

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I forgot to add where. The 41.5 incher I caught in the really weedy area on the NW side of Moxie Island, close to the narrow area between Splunge and Moxie.

I also caught several in just about any bay that had submerged plants within a few inches of the surface.

I tried to target small pockets of open water between the clumps of plants. If I wasn't catching weeds on every other cast, I wasn't catching fish either.

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