Northern Pike Fishing in Dark Water

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Northern pike are sight feeders, but in darker water, pike will rely more on their lateral line to feed if their vision is restricted.  Pike feed better by sight, so the fishing is often better during the day because they can use their vision much more to help them feed.  Large, noisy baits are preferred for fishing in dark water.  Topwaters, rattling crankbaits and minnow plugs, large-bladed spinner baits and bucktail spinners are the top choices for fishing in murky water.  Steady retrieves produce better than erratic retrieves because the fish have time to hone in on the lure.  Fluorescent colors typically work best.

line-3Sewell’s Favorites – Best 3 Pike Lures for Action
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There are so many good pike lures on the market.  If I’m just looking for action with the possibility of also catching a big fish too, these are my top 3.

vibrax spinner

Blue Fox Vibrax Spinner
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dardevle

Daredevle Spoon
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redeye spinnerbaitStrike King Redeye Spinnerbait
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If I am just targeting big pike, that will definitely change what baits I will be throwing.  I’m not looking for action at this point, but I do usually choose big fish baits that will still give me some action while searching for the big fish.  These 3 are my go to big pike lures that will still get you plenty of bites in between big fish bites.

mepps aglia dressed spinner

Mepps Aglia Dressed Spinners
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blue fox super bou

Blue Fox Vibrax Super Bou
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original 9 inch suick

Original Suick (9″)
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