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Offline mt.redneck

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Large deadbait for pike
« on: Feb 01, 2018, 01:11 PM »
When using a big deadbait, over 10 inches long, for big pike would it be better to leave the bait hole or fillet it out?
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Offline Kingperch101

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Re: Large deadbait for pike
« Reply #1 on: Nov 30, 2018, 11:51 AM »
When using a big deadbait, over 10 inches long, for big pike would it be better to leave the bait hole or fillet it out?

10 inches may be a bit long, maybe use some smaller bait??

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Re: Large deadbait for pike
« Reply #2 on: Nov 30, 2018, 11:56 AM »
10" is not too big for most any pike. I've caught 2 footers on bait that size, I'd leave it in the round. I've fished up to 15" deads in the round with a quick strike rig. Smallest fish on that size was 39".
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Re: Large deadbait for pike
« Reply #3 on: Dec 13, 2018, 09:28 AM »
10" is not too big for most any pike. I've caught 2 footers on bait that size, I'd leave it in the round. I've fished up to 15" deads in the round with a quick strike rig. Smallest fish on that size was 39".

10 inches ain't nothing to a pike. I've caught small pike on huge bait and huge pike on small bait.

Definitely use a quick strike for larger baits.

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Offline Tuma

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Re: Large deadbait for pike
« Reply #4 on: Dec 13, 2018, 09:43 AM »
Make sure to check the reg when you are using this size of bait.  In MN a CO may think you are targeting muskies and you could get a ticket if you are on a lake with muskies (after Dec 2 this year). 
I have never tried that big of bait for pike but have tried hot dogs without any success.  Please keep us posted on how you do.

Offline Seamonkey84

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Re: Large deadbait for pike
« Reply #5 on: Dec 13, 2018, 11:33 AM »
Make sure to check the reg when you are using this size of bait.  In MN a CO may think you are targeting muskies and you could get a ticket if you are on a lake with muskies (after Dec 2 this year). 

That sounds like a stretch for a ticket. If thereís no special regulations pertaining to size of bait, they canít just ticket you without seeing you catch/keep a fish. the method of targeting both species is the same, so just fishing for pike can be seen as fishing for Muskie, regardless of the anglers target species.
Here in Maine, Sebago Lake is one of the few lakes that has native landlocked Atlantic Salmon, and they are closed from harvest from oct-Jan. But the lake is still open to fishing and encourages harvest of smaller lake trout. The law just says they must be released immediately during open water, or when caught through the ice they must be released without removal from the water. So no quick pics or measurements.

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Re: Large deadbait for pike
« Reply #6 on: Today at 12:51 PM »
This is in montana so so there is no particular seasons for fish species  ;D
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