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How To Catch Northern Pike And How To Find Them

Sep 15, 2008
In all fairness to the fish anglers that go after northern pike; the northern pike are really the easiest to catch. This might not be the situation at first if an individual is new to pike fishing, however once he or she gets used to it, they will find it easier and easier. The biggest thing about catching a pike amazingly, is knowing where they are!

During the spring months pike like to stay near the shoreline as they will spawn in sand beds and such. This time of year makes it easy for the pike to catch and find food, because the plant life in the water hasn't fully grown. This of course also makes it easy for the pike to see a fish angler's lure and latch on to it too. Pike of a variety of different sizes can definitely be found in the shallow waters at this time of year for feeding purposes. Another reason for the shallow water is that the pike essentially like to be in the warmer areas of the water if it is at all possible.

As summer approaches and the water potentially warms up the plant life in the water will be grown, and although this is a good hiding place for smaller pike the bigger pike will most likely be seen sunning themselves at some areas. This all depends on the location and where the individual is. The larger pike will also tend to move into places between islands or sand barges in a river or various waters. And considering northern pike like to stay in rather shallow water, even the latter part of the summer is a great time for fishing for pike.

As for the lures, there are several an individual can choose from. It is important to remember that although some pike are smaller than others an individual wants to have a good weight as far as test line. This way that "big one" won't be able to get away, because the line snaps when an individual is reeling it in.

With a wide assortment of lures to choose from the pike anglers seem to go back to the live bait or the spoons. However, jitterbugs and other surface lures are great for pike fishing because the pike will come to the surface to get the prey if they don't feel threatened. And in fact, if the lure makes some kind of sound or noise as it hits the surface water and doesn't sink, this entices the pike even better. Some people prefer fly-fishing for pike and this is for that reason. The sound of the lure hitting the water and making a sound usually attracts the pike. However, in all fairness fly-fishing isn't the only way to catch northern pike. Some of the biggest pikes that have been caught have been from the shore and while pike have been sunning.

Some individuals also claim that pike fishing has become increasingly easy as well as popular because of the over population of the pike in various areas.
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Dan Eggertsen is a fishing researcher and enthusiast who is committed to providing the best walleye fishing information possible. Get more information on walleye fishing here: http://www.askwalleyefishing.com/
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