Northern Pike

The northern pike fishing is outstanding on Lake Nipigon.  Come here when water temperatures are cooler in the spring, early summer and later in the fall and you can find a lot more pike in the shallows.  This makes it a lot easier to fish than to wait for mid summer and have to go offshore to fish the main lake structure for them.  If you come here during the peak times, you can find tons of northern pike in the shallows feeding on bait fish.  You will get a shot a trophy fish as well if you target them.  If you are fishing in the summer, fish the deeper waters and look for offshore structure.  Be prepared also because this lake can get dangerous in a hurry.  It is big water.

If you’re interested in targeting northern pike in some of the other area waters, take a look below to learn more.

Black Bay

 Black Bay is a warm water fishery that offers good fishing for walleye, northern pike, perch and smallmouth bass.  The water in this bay is relatively shallow with islands, reefs and plenty of weed beds.  Anglers do well in the bay from spring through fall and the ice fishing can be very good here for perch.  At the south end of the bay, anglers target cold water species of fish such as Chinook salmon and lake trout.

Nipigon Bay

Nipigon Bay offers good fishing for a variety of fish.  Anglers target brook trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, coho salmon, pink salmon, northern pike, perch, whitefish and more.

Black Sturgeon Lake

This lake is located just south of Lake Nipigon.  Anglers can fish for walleye, pike, perch and smallmouth bass.

Cox Lake

Cox Lake has a gravel road access and a boat launch.  The lake contains smallmouth bass, perch and pike.

Oskawe Lake

This lake has a gravel road access and boat launch.  Anglers target walleye and pike here.

Learn More About Northern Pike


Our northern pike section is huge with information on the best lures, live baits, where to catch them and how to catch them.  Visit our northern pike page to learn more.