Dead Sticking for Northern Pike

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Dead sticking is a popular ice fishing technique for northern pike.  It is kind of just like fishing for catfish.  Anglers rig up cut herring, or full suckers or chubs and they just let the dead bait sit on the bottom.  Pike will eat these baits and you can catch some big pike too.  It seems weird fishing with dead bait for pike, but for some reason, it tends to be productive when water temperatures are cooler.


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