Author Topic: Large deadbait for pike  (Read 487 times)

Offline mt.redneck

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Large deadbait for pike
« on: Feb 01, 2018, 11:33 PM »
When using large deadbait, 9 inches or bigger would it be better to leave the bait whole or fillet it out?
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Offline Kobey

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Re: Large deadbait for pike
« Reply #1 on: Feb 02, 2018, 12:50 PM »
I would leave them whole and use a quick strike rig.

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Re: Large deadbait for pike
« Reply #2 on: Feb 02, 2018, 02:00 PM »
I would leave them whole and use a quick strike rig.

Ok, I have been playing with the idea of using goldeyes as deadbait and agreed a quick strike rig would be a must
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Offline pmmpete

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Re: Large deadbait for pike
« Reply #3 on: Feb 13, 2018, 11:15 AM »
I have frequently caught pike with a fish in its stomach which is half the length of the pike.  For example, a 28 inch pike with 14 inch kokanee in its stomach.  But most of the pike I catch, even quite large pike, have smaller fish in their stomach.  I like to use 5"-6" fish for bait for pike. That size bait doesn't discourage smaller pike from hitting, and it attracts big pike just fine.  A couple of weekends ago I was ice fishing with a gal who caught a 43" 24 pound pike on a 5" smelt.

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Re: Large deadbait for pike
« Reply #4 on: Feb 18, 2018, 03:45 PM »
fluor quick strike or wire?What # test
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Re: Large deadbait for pike
« Reply #5 on: Feb 18, 2018, 07:08 PM »
Whole. I've used deads up to 15" in the round. Shark bait...  ;)2
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