Jigs work well for northern pike. There are many different types of jigs to choose from. Take a look below to learn more about the different jigs that work well for pike.
Bladed swim jigs work great for northern pike. These lures are a hybrid between a bass jig and a spinnerbait. Just cast them out and wind them in with a slow and steady retrieve. You can count them down to various depths to work different parts of the water column. Many anglers will add a trailer to their bladed swim jigs. Try using something with a tail to give your jig some better action while swimming it. Large curly tail grubs, soft plastic worms, swimming worms and even smaller swimbaits work great as trailers.
Bass jigs work great for northern pike, however, most pike anglers don’t use bass jigs. Many bass anglers that fish up in the northern part of the country will often catch northern pike with bass jigs. These lures work great especially when used with a trailer that resembles a bait fish. Try swimming these jigs with a curly tail worm or swimbait on the back of the jig and you can catch plenty of pike with these jigs. A pork trailer and soft plastic chunk trailer will also catch plenty of pike.
Some of the larger hair jigs do a great job of resembling bait fish that pike would typically feed on. Most anglers don’t use hair jigs when fishing for northern pike, but these jigs work very well when fished correctly. You can have success fishing these lures in shallow or deep water.