THIS IS BASED PURLEY ON MY EXPERIENCE:
I HAVE, in-fact, seen something which im guessing was a pike grab a baby duckling and drag it under RIP Duckling
...But my favorite spot to fish for pike is the dropoff where the structure of the lake starts to head downwards. Pike are very aggresive, but will hardly ever hit in the shallows on a hot day. They like the cool and will usually head to deeper water. If the water is dark, i prefer a black and red spinnerbait. Cast it into the shallow part, bring it through the weeds while reeling and jerking it, when you come to the dropoff keep jerking it like a jig, but let it get a little deeper, and then reel it back in and keep jerking. Pike LOVE jerky things in the water. Thats the whole point of a spoon. I myself cant stand spoons. Chatterbaits also arent bad to fish for pike with. But with spinners, chatterbaits, and buzzbaits you never know what your going to end up catching. It could be a monster pike or a little tiny bass, or vice versa. But my guess is if you get out there early, and i mean early in the mornin, and you head to the narrows before the sun starts blazin and the heat rises, you could probably hook a few nice Pike. If you decide to head out later on, my best guess would be to fish where the narrows meet the rest of the lake and it begins to get deeper. I got lucky once and casted out into the middle of a lake during mid day and hooked me a 27 inch pike but besides that, i've always hooked them comming through the weeds where the narrows meet the bigger lake with a chartrouse or bleeding black spinner or chatterbait. Just remember jerky-motions! IMPORTANT: IF YOU HAVE A PIKE OR MUSKY OR ANYTHING FOLLOWING YOUR LURE IN, DONT REEL IT ALL THE WAY IN, JIG IT UP AND DOWN FOR A FEW SECONDS. 8 TIMES OUT OF 10 IF THE FISH WANTS IT BAD ENOUGH, IT WILL NAIL IT RIGHT NEXT TO THE BOAT IF THE LURE IS DEEP ENOUGH DOWN SO YOUR SHADOW DOESN'T CAST OVER IT! If the pike hits hard enough, there is always the risk of having your line cut by its teeth because the line gets loose from jigging. I let a sure 35 inch pike go free today because i figured he'd hit it before i reached the boat cause he was following for a while. I casted back out, and by the time i got back to where he was he was gone! Now if i decided to jig my chatterbait, im sure i'd either have a new picture on the forum or have lost my lure.
the feeling of uncertainty sucks
16 Year Old Jimmy Houston