Northern pike will move in and off of the points in search of food.  The best points will have some type of weed growth to go along with some shallow and deep water.  If you can’t find any weeds, rocks will also hold some pike too.  During the spring and fall, you can usually find pike moving into the shallows to feed on perch and other bait fish in 6 o 12 feet of water.  During the summer, pike will often be found just off of the points in deeper water.  You can find them anywhere from 12 to 40 feet of water on most lakes.  All the popular lures will work on the points from jigs to spinner to crankbaits.

Points with Weeds

Vegetation always helps attract pike.  Some points have some nice weed growth on them.  The deeper weed edge will usually hold better quality pike.

Rocky Points

Rocky points are usually better spots for targeting smallmouth bass and even walleye.  With smallmouth bass and walleye hanging out, northern pike will be drawn to these spots as well.  You will usually find more pike around the weeds, however, some of the rocky points with quick access to deeper water can hold good numbers of pike with quality fish too.

Wind-Blown Points

The wind blown points will almost always attract some fish.  At times the wind-blown points can hold lots of fish and the pike will be in there too looking for an easy meal.

Points with Deeper Water

The points that have steeper drop-offs will usually have better fishing than the points with slow gradual drop-offs.  Find the points with some nice drop-offs and that is a good start.  Mix in some weeds and/or rocks and that helps.  Mix in some wind blowing right into the point and you have the potential for an awesome fishing spot.