Northern Pike Fishing Tips


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Northern pike are one of the most exciting freshwater fish to catch.  Whether they are attacking a lure next to the boat or trying to steal your walleye that you’re trying to catch, northern pike can always make your day on the water a little more exciting.  At times, northern pike can be fairly easy to catch because they will hit such a wide variety of live bait and artificial lures.

shallow-water-pike-fishingPike Fishing Basics
Learn the basics of northern pike fishing. From rod and reel to habitat, line, lures, live baits, lures, rigs and more, we have the basics covered in this section.

casting-for-pikeBest Pike Destinations
Plan an awesome northern pike fishing trip. We have the best destinations covered in this section.

deep-water-pikeCatch Bigger Northern Pike
If you want to catch bigger northern pike, we can help.  The destination is key, but once you find the right place, you need to know how to catch them.


Lures for Pikelures image pike
Pike will eat a variety of baits.  Take a look at this section to find the best soft plastics and hard baits for catching northern pike.

Rigs & Techniquesrigs pic for pike
There are a variety of rigs and techniques that you should know about when targeting northern pike.  Take a look at this section to learn more.

Live & Natural Baitslive baits pic pike
When fishing for pike with live baits and natural baits, it’s pretty easy.  Minnow baits are best and there are several that will help you catch more fish.

Spillways and Northern Pike Fishing (2).Movie_SnapshotSeasonal & Weather
Learn how the weather and different seasons affect northern pike fishing.


huge pike hit near boat (2).Movie_SnapshotDifferent Types of Water & Depths
Learn how to fish for northern pike in different types of water including a variety of different depths.

Bucktail Spinners Catch Big Northern Pike (3).Movie_Snapshot

How Fish Relate to Cover & Structure
Learn how to find pike around different cover and structure.



pike-jiggingHow the Time of Day Affects Northern Pike
Learn how the time of day affects northern pike fishing.

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