• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
BigWadeS

PIKE BITE

Recommended Posts

BigWadeS

I am just curious if anyone has found a hot pike bite in the metro area. I am mostly looking to target the east and northeastern suburb lakes. Any info would be great

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Maximum12

The pike have been curiously absent on the lakes I've been hitting the last two weeks. When they have been around they've been nipping & hitting short rather than their normal crushing assaults. I'm going to blame it on the weather & turnover. Can't be the fisherman. tongue.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BigWadeS

I would agree, it is never the fisherman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RobertELee

Was out on Lake Marion in Lakeville a few days ago, the fishing was extremly slow. Caught on pike that went 32 inches. The fish was extremly lethargic, I didn't even think that I had a fish on until it got to the surface. Not a typical northern. I'm guessing that the turnover is still affecting them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jwhjr

Max - I think a couple of weeks ago they were all scared off by the loud splash... grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Maximum12

jwhjr, think that would have been three large splashes - you, lakevillemarine, & the canoe. Oh, to have had the camera! Or better yet a camcorder!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
caster

Robert, aka "Bass King", were you fishing with a couple of kids on a very windy day? I think I saw you and hear all the joyful screaming. I said to my partner, that's cool the kids got to see that fish. You are right about the bite on Marion, very slow. About a week earlier, I caught a nice size pike in that same area.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RobertELee

Caster,

Sorry that wasn't me. I was by myself in a red Lund

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • BrianF
      I hope this analysis is wrong, but was doing some math trying to guesstimate when Lake V might go ice free.   As of today, the DNR shows only one lake in the state to be ice free: Pepin.  Pepin went out 20 days later than the median date and 4 days later than the nearest comparable cold year of 2013.   If we extrapolate this same delay to Lake V, then we are looking at an ice out in the neighborhood of May 20th or 21st.  Not quite the record, but close - and plenty late enough to screw up a lot of plans.  Like I said, I hope this analysis is flawed somehow.
    • scrubby1
      Hey Guys,   Just wondering if any lakes are open or close to being open?  Got the itch to get the boat out and wet a line! 
    • delcecchi
      St Louis county has something similar on their web sight (sic) https://gis.stlouiscountymn.gov/LandExplorer/  
    • Hoey
      This has been an interesting thread.  Walleye wings is new to me and I am going to do this to provide a different experience.  Thank you all for sharing!!!
    • Hoey
      ....just guessing, New Ulm?
    • AlwaysFishing23
      Good idea on the silicone spray definelty something to do every spring a big help to keep things sliding nicely. I use that stuff on anything that slides. On telescoping flip over poles for example.
    • eyeguy 54
      Pulled it up front and went to work on it. Silicone lubed everywhere.  Quite a task taking the steel cover off underneath that protects the main drive but got er done. Zips right up and down with the attachment I got for the drill. Nice!
    • mdogdaddy
      I found a very handy app for this. It's called onX Hunt Maps.  (I'm just a user) It's primarily designed for hunters that want to know where state/federal vs private lands are.  To see property lines etc. you need the paid (premium) version. The free version comes with a trial of the premium version for 7 days. But even the free version does quite a bit. It's pretty interesting for Vermilion because there is so much of each - private and state/federal lands. You can click on each parcel and it will even give the acreage, landowner names and tax address.  If I pull up to shore, I really want to know that I'm not trespassing. GPS works along with markers/waypoints. Maps can be stored for offline use so you  can use it without phone service or wifi. The free version comes with a trial of the premium version for 7 days. I added a zoomed out screen grab.
    • eyeguy 54
      cool, time for a short hike after lunch.  
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Starting a new thread for 2018 Pike River Hatchery progress. No new news today. Cliff