Drop Shot Rig

The drop shot rig works great for northern pike, however, most anglers don’t use this rig to target them.  It’s a great rig for fishing harder bottom with no vegetation.  For many anglers, the drop shot rig is a go to rig when fishing the rocky bottoms of many of the excellent walleye and pike lakes up north.

Live Minnows

Keep it simple with a drop shot rig and lively minnow and you’ll catch lots of northern pike.

Soft Plastics

You can use a variety of soft plastics on a drop shot rig, but a simple 4 to 5 inch minnow bait is the most popular way to target pike on a drop shot rig.

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