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jnorm1984

Does anyone know what lake in the area would be my best bet for some desent size pike? Any info would be apprecited, thanks Norm

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gorrilla

The Whitefish Chain is a dependable bet for larger pike. Just locate some cabbage and set some large shiners up high this time of year.

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FatFishie

Lincoln Lakes area is not a bad bet either (Alex and Fish Trap). I would not say you are going to hook into a wall mounter, but there are some good sized pike. If you hook into something over 32", chances are its a muskie. We have pulled some huge muskie out of both lakes during the summer. I released a 39" muskie this winter (not bad for a summer fish, but one hell of a good time pulling through an 8" hole) along with tons of pike. Make sure to check the pike slot size for Alex. It's posted at the boat access..

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BoxMN

Was on Cross Lake on Monday, tipup fishing. We caught about 6-8 small to med-small (26" biggest) pike on suckers in about 18-23 FOW over weeds, on a sharp break. We had about another 10 flags that we missed... man, not sure how we missed that many, but we did. Didn't miss any the previous day on a different lake. FYI - we had more flags on rigs with a chartruese spinner or beads than anything else. Also lost a decent sized one when it cut my mono leader that was holding a chartruese and yellow jig, with small sucker on it.

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A couple of our guides had a pike trip yesterday. Sounds like it was red hot. I know that they had to come in for more shiners about 11 am. A few lakes I would recommend are Edwards, Gull, or the Gull Chain. The whitefish chain is also an awesome pike lake. I know that they had fish up to 14# yesterday. Tip-ups and shiners were the ticket.

Jason Erlandson

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jnorm1984

Well it looks like I got a good number of options, Ill hopefully be heading out tommarow morning to give it a try. thanks for the replies...norm........Oh and Jason, the sharpened blades I picked up the other day worked great,I guess it really doesnt take much to throw those those old strikemaster blades off, thanks

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