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Northern Pike Info
August 16, 2011
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Asingua
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I write this post, with little to no knowledge, regarding Northern Pike. I understand that muskies and pike are in the same family, but wonder if there are similarities in fishing for them? Would you still look for them in the same areas that you would for muskies? Same baits, trolling etc.?
Any info regarding these fish would be appreciated. Thanks.

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August 16, 2011
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George you can find pike just about anywhere in a lake they do relate alot like a muskie just use smaller baits,spoons work well johnsons silver minnow tiped with a curl grub,topwaters spinnerbaits bass size small bucktails

August 16, 2011
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On the st. lawrence, where there are pike and muskies, the pike are usually tucked way into the weed beds. The muskies are usually out deeper or on the breaklines. Occasionally a pike is caught trolling normal musky baits, I've caught plenty of pike casting bulldawgs too.

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August 16, 2011
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Hey George

I grew up fishing for pike in canada. The small ones are easy to catch and you can find them in shallow water hiding in the weeds. Lures like Rapala husky jerks in bright colors work well, Johnson silver minnow with plastic grub, big mepps spinners like the Black fury in size 5 or other mepps spinners in size 5 and red and white dare devil spoons all work great. Big pike in the summer are hard to catch and will be very deep 20 feet plus or even deeper, much deeper than muskies. They will hit you musky baits but I have had luck working off of points and humps casting into the deep with big spinner baits (musky size like M&G, Grim Reapers, etc) and big spoons. Where are you going to fish?

Matt

August 16, 2011
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Tidal side of passaic in jersey has some big ones! there's a big dam right near the garden state parkway where you can catch just about all the sea run stuff that come up a river to spawn but get jammed up at the dam. not good access but if you had a kayak or small boat or something the pike are waitin there for all the candy!! ha ha good luck George! ;D

August 16, 2011
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Thanks guys for all your advice. I've caught small Pike, but would like to try again. Thinking about Walenpaupak. Anyone fish there before? My first time, so don't know what to expect. Thanks again.

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August 17, 2011
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Wallenpaupack has a good pickeral population,but as far as pike or musky very slim chance catching them there.Lily lake,chillisquque lake in the middle of eastern PA have fishable population of pike but no muskie if you want to target pike without driving far.

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August 18, 2011
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I have a buddy of mine from work, that wants to go to the Pack. I've never been there, and would like to try it, so we'll see what happens. It's not like I want to target Pike out of the blue, and given up on Muskies, just an idea since we're planning to go there. Thanks again all!

Sometimes you've got to "jiggle' it, and sometimes you've got to give it one big
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August 18, 2011
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If your heading to the Pack, you might wanna try targeting walleyes or strippers. Medium size husky jerks towards rocky points, hint hint ๐Ÿ˜‰

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