Great Pike Fishing Tips and Techniques for Summer

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Northern Pike are relatively easy to catch, but if you really want to maximize your fishing potential, follow these simple tips and techniques to catch more summertime pike.

Summer Pike Fishing

Where to find them: Pike can be found just about anywhere in a body of water. They tend to stick around places where there is a higher concentration of bait fish. They hide around structure waiting to ambush its prey.This is why you can find them around fishing docks, vegetation, and any other cover. So, to find northern pike, look for structure, vegetation, and higher concentrations of baitfish.

While pike primarily feed on smaller fish, they will eat just about anything that makes itself available as a food source. They eat fish, frogs, insects, leeches, ducklings, and mice/water voles. So, when choosing a lure or bait to catch pike, you don’t need to be too particular. I would use larger lures like: spoons, spinners, crank baits, jigs, soft plastics, and top water. If I’m bait fishing, I would stick with fish between 4 and 8 inches in length.

Use a wire leader. I cannot stress this enough. Pike have “razor sharp” teeth that can cut through even the toughest of lines. With a wire leader you won’t loose nearly as many fish due to line breakage. Anyway, I hope this short blurb will help some of you in your summer pike fishing adventures. Good Luck!

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