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Author Topic: 38"+  (Read 464 times)

whale1979

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38"+
« on: Jan 09, 2017, 03:32 PM »
What type of structure, depth, areas do you guys target this time of year for the bigger 38"+ pike??  I've been fishing an area that was pretty good for bigger fish last March and so far only getting fish in the 10-13# range 
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deadsmelthead

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Re: 38"+
« Reply #1 on: Jan 09, 2017, 08:47 PM »
I like quick bends in shoreline or abrupt shoals in close proximety to shore this time of year.Shallow sets , 10fow max.
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Re: 38"+
« Reply #2 on: Jan 11, 2017, 08:55 PM »
January and March patterns are quite different IMO. The bigger pike tend to feed more in March as they're getting ready to spawn in a month. 

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Re: 38"+
« Reply #3 on: Jan 12, 2017, 11:47 AM »
I've never got one that was a true 20 pounds, but I got my dad a nice 40" pike last summer, and a 38" last winter. My personal best is 38". I caught mine on a lake that tops out at 11', and I was between two basins in 4' of water. The two pike I got my dad were both on deeper lakes, and both came off the edge of a big flat, just on the inside of the weeds, in about 10' of water. I don't get to fish in March-April, but I know that you wont find them in those spots any other time of the year.
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