Lake Nipissing is known for having good populations of northern pike and because of its size and all the fish that are here to eat, this lake grows some very big northern pike as well. This lake is huge and you have so much water to fish. Most anglers target the vegetation in the bays for northern pike and that’s a good pattern to fish here. There is plenty of rock structure that will hold pike too and the main lake structure can be great in the summer and fall.
The French River has plenty of northern pike, so if you want to target these fish, you don’t have to go out on the big lake to chase pike. There are some trophy fish in this river system too. You will find them in all the common river spots. Fish the current breaks in the areas with current. Fish the weeds, rocky shorelines, points and nice drop-offs throughout the river.
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