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I am about to go up north for one last trip before school starts:(, and was wondering what catches pike. I have had a few but I dont think I am doing it right. I have caught them on everything from spoons to heddon sonics at hit or miss rates. I figure that you guys might be able to help with lure selection.

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Pat
 

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I would narrow it down this way: what won't a pike hit............., right they hit every lure known to man;)
 

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A red and white Daredevil spoon is essential equipment for pike fishing. 3-4" would be a good size, IMO. #4 (or larger) Bucktail Mepps would be my second choice, a magnum size rattletrap would be third, 1oz+ bucktail spinnerbait would be fourth.
 

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Trollin a rattle trap type lure is a good, gets deep where the big boys sometimes lurk. Jerk baits and jointed lures also, and mepps in a stream is very deadly.
 

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dixie dancer spinner baits.black with double willow blades, or rapela suspending x-slash in natural colors
 

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Lately I've been fishing an overfished area of the Au Sable River. I tried the live bait like most people use and say they have good luck with. I didn't get much luck, so I switched to a 4" silver/blackish blue Storm Thundercrank and had good luck. This last weekend I used about a 1/2 oz. spinner bait with black a skirt and a #4 black/flour orange willow blade and killed em compared to the others in the area. Got almost a 30" right behind the damm. Thing chewed right through a 1/4 nylon stringer.......I was mad to say the least. My son and I want Pike for dinner.
 

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4" red and white Daredevle; yellow/black Jitterbug;larger Mepps spinners, and, my casting favorite-a weedless rubber frog...very dramatic strikes-then, of course, you lose the biggest pike in the world because the weedless hooks prevented good setting!
 

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Weedless Johnson's Silver (Gold) Minnow with a twister tail like rubber worm (purple) for added movement...DEADLY !!!
 

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All of the above are first rate answers and I have caught pike on most of them. One not mentioned that I have used successfully in the past on our lakes is a live sucker below a bobber large enough to stay up. I recommend a large single hook through the lips. It keep the sucker active and the more motion the better. Sometimes a trailer hook is helpful if they constantly hit the tail. This is a good presentation only if you know of a hole, dropoff, or feeding area where they are and it is definitely for still fishing not trolling or drifting. Good luck and good fishing!:fish:
 

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http://www.rapala.com/products/lures.cfm?navoption=all

The standard pike arsenal includes;
1. Suckers
2. Crawler harness with big thick juicy crawlers
3. Red/white daredevle plus other big spoons
4. Stick baits like black/silver, blue/silver Rapalas (original floaters, husky jerks,)
5. Large Mepps spinners (marabou and bucktail)
6. Frogs and mice
7. just about anything else as you've already seen...

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