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Northern pike type decoys

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How many use the decoys that resemble a northern pike? Whats the idea? Canabolistic or attraction of another pike? What are your thoughts on how they work.

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I find that pike can be very territorial. There are times (not every time) that they will bluff charge or even blast a decoy that resembles a pike. Or, they attack the other decoy that's in the hole before the "other" pike can get it.

But like anything else... There are times they want nothing to do with them.

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To me, the very best decoy in the world is another pike... So often if you pass on a fish, a bigger fish will be right behind it or will even be the one to scare the current fish away. I think pike are both territorial and cannibalistic. Maybe not "cannibalistic" per se, but at least opportunistic, and if they are hungry and a little pike is nearby, it becomes dinner.

I have a pretty "real" looking pike decoy I use. I call it "Mr. Jealousy." wink

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When I use a pike decoy I usually but it way up high, almost just under the ice. My thinking is that is where the BIG pike are most likely to go after it. It has worked a couple of time for me.

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My Bear Creek natural northern decoy has been in the mouth of many pike.

One of my go-to decoys. (10") I cleaned a 4 pounder this year that had a small Northern it it. To the best of my knowledge there are only Northerns in the lake although I seemed to do better there with a red-and-white.

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I used to have a small pike colored bear creek. It was very abused from bigger pike and was eventually bit off. I now have one similar to Dooley's except I think his is 11 incher mine is a 14 . Doesn't matter sometimes they are not very friendly to their buddies. LOL

Mwal

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Only had it down the hole a few times in spots/ times where nothing else was producing either. Going to try the natural nord and cisco combo Sunday

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Bought a small bear creek natural northern decoy today. Gonna give it a try this weekend! Looking forward to seeing how it works out for us.

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