Northern pike tend to relate to weeds a lot more than wood, but at times, wood can hold some very nice-sized pike. Stumps, fallen trees, sunken logs, timber and brush are important types of cover especially in rivers and reservoirs because water level fluctuations can limit the growth of weeds.
Shallow Water Wood
When you find wood in the shallows, you’re usually going to find a lot of smaller-sized pike with an occasional decent fish or big fish mixed in. The spring can provide some bigger fish in the shallows, but more the most part, expect to find a lot of smaller pike.
Deep Water Wood
Wood located in deeper water can hold some pike and even some quality fish. You’re probably going to find more bass and walleye on the wood than pike on most bodies of water, but at times, the wood can hold some nice pike.