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Offline PIKE426

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North hero
« on: Feb 01, 2021, 04:31 PM »
Hi  few hours away anyone fishing  behind Holiday Harbor yet, thanks headed up with Grandson who has never ice fished! finally got my daughter to let me take him. Or should I plan going to Dillenback .

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Re: North hero
« Reply #1 on: Feb 01, 2021, 05:36 PM »
I drove by HH yesterday but didn't have a great view, Dillenback on the other hand was busy. Got a few perch there myself that day.

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Re: North hero
« Reply #2 on: Feb 01, 2021, 07:29 PM »
Dillenbeck has 6Ē
I would call Bruce at holiday harbor he would tell you the conditions there.
He didnít have any shacks out as of yesterday.
Good luck.
It was decent fishing out on dillenbeck on Saturday for us.
Perch and sunnys. In 8í of water.
Hope you find them.
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Re: North hero
« Reply #3 on: Feb 02, 2021, 07:41 AM »
I drove by HH yesterday Feb1 and there were two shantys in the bay next to there. I fished the west shore of Alburgh and there was a solid 8Ē of ice and people were using ATVs on the ice. The fishing was excellent for perch and pike.

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Re: North hero
« Reply #4 on: Feb 02, 2021, 12:16 PM »
I live right across the passage from Holiday Harbor. Definitely people fishing out there. On my side of the passage I've got 8-10 inches. Should be good to go!

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Re: North hero
« Reply #5 on: Feb 02, 2021, 06:38 PM »
How much snow you guys get? hope it wont be a slushy mess on foot. sat sun

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Re: North hero
« Reply #6 on: Feb 03, 2021, 04:40 AM »
Unfortunately it likely will be after Friday's weather. :-\

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Re: North hero
« Reply #7 on: Feb 03, 2021, 12:19 PM »
A good foot of snow here. Gonna be hard going on foot.

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Re: North hero
« Reply #8 on: Feb 03, 2021, 01:33 PM »
We will get out as far as we can hope for the best. Thank you, we will be there Sat/sun

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Re: North hero
« Reply #9 on: Feb 04, 2021, 11:06 AM »
Good luck out there, hope you find some big toothy gators!

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Re: North hero
« Reply #10 on: Feb 16, 2021, 11:39 PM »
I'm curious how your trip was? I'm headed to Holiday Harbor this weekend, hoping to get on some fish. Any pointers/advice is appreciated!

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Re: North hero
« Reply #11 on: Feb 18, 2021, 05:55 AM »
I fished last Sat, Sun, and Mon right behind Bruce's in three different spots that I've done well for pike in the past. One pike over the three days on Sat afternoon. I was tempted to take a ride and fish elsewhere but I had my kids with me. We stayed busy with perch on the jigs but pike fishing was very slow last weekend.

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Re: North hero
« Reply #12 on: Feb 19, 2021, 02:22 PM »
 We fished Feb 6,7,8, 2021 very slow also . how ever barometer pressure was high all 3 days

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Re: North hero
« Reply #13 on: Feb 19, 2021, 04:06 PM »
Pretty poor year season in general from what Iíve been seeing.
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: North hero
« Reply #14 on: Feb 22, 2021, 09:55 AM »
I fished last Sat, Sun, and Mon right behind Bruce's in three different spots that I've done well for pike in the past. One pike over the three days on Sat afternoon. I was tempted to take a ride and fish elsewhere but I had my kids with me. We stayed busy with perch on the jigs but pike fishing was very slow last weekend.

Our experience was pretty much the same. Caught more perch than we could count, but only 1 pike. Foretunately, it was my son's first pike so he was pretty excited. We used an aqua-vu while we were fishing and had three pike come up the camera...all three decided they had better things to do and swam off.

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Re: North hero
« Reply #15 on: Feb 22, 2021, 08:05 PM »
I'm pretty sure pike are feeding on alewives this year in deeper water suspended.  The reports from everyone are way below average this year and it is not becuase there is a lack of pike in the lake.   Mother nature is going to tell them to come to shore soon.  Fishing should start to pick up in the bays soon. 

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Re: North hero
« Reply #16 on: Feb 22, 2021, 08:25 PM »
Iíve done pretty well this year for pike, all coming out of 10-15 ft of water. Next weekend Iíll start moving in shallower.

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Re: North hero
« Reply #17 on: Feb 23, 2021, 06:10 AM »
Best pike fishing is usually less than 4 fow.
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Re: North hero
« Reply #18 on: Feb 23, 2021, 08:20 AM »



We used an aqua-vu while perch fishing and had video of several farther out in 10fow, but none of them bit anything. After we saw the first one on video, we put a large shiner on a deadstick and got video of a pike swimming right by him....frustrating. The one we caught was in 5fow on a tip up.

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Re: North hero
« Reply #19 on: Feb 23, 2021, 08:42 AM »
Just got back from North Hero with a group of 7 of us. Over a 4 day trip we caught about 120 between all of us. Nothing real big but many in the 30 to 32 inch  range. Still a lot of fun. Most were caught in 7 feet or less of water.
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Re: North hero
« Reply #20 on: Feb 25, 2021, 03:45 PM »
Fished north hero area Sunday.  3 of us over 100 pike also shallower than 10ft.  Just like Jeff nothing huge but a lot of fun.  If you aren't catching you are in the wrong area. 

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Re: North hero
« Reply #21 on: Feb 25, 2021, 07:18 PM »
Were you guys on the east side, west side or directly north of North Hero?  I was going to try the east side this year.  Fished the west side last year twice from 4 FOW with lines all the way out to 20' FOW.  Did very average both times with no big pike.  We did do well for pike further north last weekend with one nice 11 pounder we put back. 


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Re: North hero
« Reply #22 on: Feb 26, 2021, 06:43 AM »
East for me.  Decent trip. Caight bigger lakers than every pike I caught.

 



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