Rocks & Boulders

Rocks and boulders are typically better places to fish for walleye or bass, but northern pike can also be caught around big boulders, rocky shorelines and reefs.  Northern pike usually prefer weeds to rocks, so it may be more productive to fish the weeds.

You can often find plenty of bait fish near the rocks, so pike will move into these rocky areas at times to feed on bait fish.  Crankbaits, spinnerbaits, swimbaits and large in-line spinners will all work well around the rocks.  Whether it is the points, a rocky shoreline, islands or an offshore reef, rocks will definitely hold some pike.