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Michigan Offers Northern Pike Tips

Northern Pike are toothy predators most commonly associated with the weedy shallows of both the Great Lakes and inland waters. In rivers, they are often found around log jams or fallen timber. Pike spawn in early spring and are usually found in shallow...

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Minnesota Researcher Releases Book on Norther

A long-time fish biologist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has written a book on the ecology and management of northern pike in Minnesota. The illustrated 224-page book, "Northern Pike," includes management history, ecology,...

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Michigan Works to Build Muskie Population

Michigan's muskellunge program turned a huge corner recently as the second crop of Great Lakes muskies produced at a Department of Natural Resources hatchery was distributed across the state in early November. The DNR has been raising muskellunge (for...

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Musky fishing growing with Wisconsin anglers

Musky fishing keeps growing in popularity in Wisconsin and fall is a good time to chase the state’s official fish because there are fewer boaters and other anglers to compete with and the fish are active, state fisheries officials say. “We estimate that...

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Pike Lure Patterns

A northern pike is a tubular fuselage of green fury. The coloration is no accident. It’s camouflage, allowing it to propel itself from weeds into prey suddenly to surprise, confuse, and add weight through momentum. Shock-and-awe, aquatic style. Nothing...

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Pike Fishing

From across Northwester Europe, Northern Asia, and most of northern North America, northern pike or as commonly called pike are found in abundance. The fish is a voracious eater and also quite easy to catch. They live in shallow water that is less than 15...

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Search Deep Structure for Late Summer Pike

Bait mangling marauders. Lure pilfering predators. Slimy line-shearing snakes. Sad but true, the northern pike often gets no justice. But it’s only anglers that have deprived themselves of targeting trophy-size fish during the summer months that take up...

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Bad Weather Fishing Muskies

If you’re not careful, being on water when most everyone else isn't can quickly become the central theme of your muskie strategy. Since fishing during the closed-season months is automatically ruled out, what we’re left with are those ‘dirty weather’ days...

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St. Croix develops elite musky Rods

St. Croix has forever been synonymous with “musky tackle.” (Feel free to spell it “muskie,” as dictated by your geographic location or personal preference.) When your rod shop lays smack dab in the musky heartland, you learn a thing or two about the needs of...

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A New Muskie “Trap”

Hot Bait has Become Guides’ Latest Go-To Option You’ve likely heard about the incredible number of big muskies posted by select fishing guides in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana this summer and early autumn. What each of these anglers share in...

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