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Has anybody had any luck fishing for northerns on Lake Washington?Going to fish there this week,would like to throw some tip-ups out.Any comments?All this talk about panfish is boring me.Lets catch some big ones!Any comments on this subject would be apprieciated.Thanks !

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I have never caught a northern on this lake,but then I have never targeted them.I know some people fish them just out from the north access,just to the right in 7-10fow.

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The SW corner of Mud Bay can produce some darn nice pike on tip-ups and large minnows in 5 - 8' of water.

Good luck with the slime balls! grin.gif

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Straight out from the north landing and to the right in less than 8 feet of water with tips ups. I haven't tried it this year yet, but last year I would throw one out while panfishing and got a flag everytime. I found that they would hit from 11am to 1pm. Caught a few that were around 10 pounds that went back, and kept a bunch around 3 for pickeling. There are some big ones in there, dont know how many people are out in the bay this year, but I always had better luck being away from the crowds. I would use the quick strike rigs if you plan on letting them go, its a nice set up because as soon as you have a flag just set the hook. Also if your looking for some nice pike, German and Jefferson are good options too.

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ctuma which Jefferson do you recommend for pike, or are all 3 productive?

Thanks ~piker

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Went northern fishing on Monday.There was one that got away!Do you think he'll fish for us with that rod & reel combo he got?I bet he's still laughing-I know that I am!Was lucky to get the action on video-good for a laugh every time I watch it!Sorry,but thanks for the entertainment. blush.gifconfused.gifgrin.gif

Going back today with U.W. camera,hopefully we'll find him in the area.

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East Jefferson which conects to German, Middle is very shallow and East had a winter kill a few years ago. I did good during open water on the south side of lake. Average fish was close to 5 pounds.

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I got a co-worker who has an open lot on that lake. He talks about catching some nice pike in East Jeff. during open water season on sucker minnows. He said there's some nice ones in there.

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Hey dennyj68,No picking on fellow FM'ers on this site!!I gotta admit it was good for a laugh!!The pike won this round ,but hopefully more battles to come!!Anyone catch a pike dragging around a Garcia 5500!!It's Mine!!Good fishin' Jigster

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Sorry Jigster,just couldn't keep that one to myself! frown.gif

Northern fishing on Tuesday was better,no lost tackle and iced a 22",27" and a 31" pike.

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