Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
lucky7

Ice lures/jigs for pike?

Recommended Posts

Pike fishing is not nearly as popular as trout fishing in my neighborhood. Therefore, I was hoping my northern friends could recommend some lures or jigs that work for pike. I look forward to your advice!

------------------
lucky7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will always feel that the best way to catch pike early ice would be by jigging with a jigging rapala, buckshot spoon, or airplane jig. I am from wisconsin. I put out two tip ups and move around with the jigging rod. Hope that helps.

Cubbies

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Max and Cubbies:

I appreciate the advice!

------------------
lucky7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lucky7,

I see you're from Colorado Springs, you wouldn't be planning on going after one of those monsters up at Taylor Reservoir would you?

Just curious, I'm a Colo. native that misses that area.

Good Luck,

------------------
Don "AJ" Peacock
[email protected]

Lapeer, Michigan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AJ:

I love to fish Taylor but for Macks. If you have ever heard of Stagecoach Res. (By Steamboat). It has begun to grow some lunkers. See Avalanches post under "Are we the only ones" in the Colorado forum. These are some lunkers. So to answer your qusetion I'm after Northerns wherever I can get em here in CO. If you're ever out this way during the hardwater season give a shout maybe we can land some water wolves together

------------------
lucky7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

if your looking for advice from the north, here it is. Rig up a tip-up with a Herring, use about a 8 incher and get ready for a fight smile.gif
bim the canuck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lucky7,

I would love to take you up on your offer, if I ever get back that way. I cut my teeth on the Taylor river above the reservoir, on Illinois creek and all the other tributaries up that way. Mostly brookies, but some nice browns, cutthroats, rainbows and cutbows.

Those where the days, $2 in tackle was all it took.

Good luck up at Steamboat.

------------------
Don "AJ" Peacock
[email protected]

Lapeer, Michigan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bim;

thanks for the tip....AJ you are talking about water I am very familiar with. I caught my fiar share of Bows right where the Taylor comes into the lake.

------------------
lucky7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We use two lines here and if we're on a serious pike mission a tip-up goes down quick with a shiner or sucker, a big one.

Then it's a big jigging rap/nilsmaster or an agressive heavy spoon. Early season I like inside turns next to a shallow flat with green weeds.

The pike are super agressive for early season ice. So work the jigging bait or spoon and run the breakline next to the weed edge. The pike will tell you what they want if you pay close attention and watch your LX3 or MarCum Underwater VS for reactions to what you're doing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love the minnows idea except in Colorado you are not allowed to use minnows west of I-25 (where I fish for Pike). thanks for the input!

------------------
lucky7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

I like the hook set so I like to jig for pike most of the time. I've also found jigging to outproduce tip-ups whenever I use the combination at the same time.

Swimming lures or jigging spoons tipped with a minnow or minnow head works good for pike.

Plastics are another option over looked for ice fishing pike. Plastics are new to the pike and I've found them eager to attack them. Large tubes or twister tails work well. You can tip them with a minnow but I've done well with just the plain plastic too. I'm looking forward to tipping these plastics with Bio Bait this winter, I think it will catch some fish!

Good Fishin,
Matt

------------------
[email protected]
Catch-N Tackle and Bio Bait
MarCum

[This message has been edited by MJ5 (edited 12-03-2003).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Sounds like a good seminar!
    • After starting out the winter with a lack of snow February is making up for it. Earlier in the week the southern half of the state received 4 to 6 inches of snow and in the last couple of days the north and northwest received from 4 to 8 inches of snow.Snowmobile trails are now open in most, but not all, counties across the state with conditions rated as good or excellent in many counties on the Wisconsin Department of Tourism's Snow Conditions Report (exit DNR). Many state properties were regrooming cross-country ski trails and ski trail conditions ranged from good to excellent. Some freezing rain fell in the south after the snow, resulting in some icy conditions in some locations. Temperatures are expected to warm this weekend, especially in the south where more rain is also in the forecast, while the north is expected to get more snow.With all the recent snow, conditions should be excellent for the American Birkebeiner Ski Race this weekend in the Hayward-Cable area. It is the largest ski race in North America and attracts thousands of skiers from all over the country and world -- skiers from 49 states and 36 countries participated in 2018 -- and draws tens of thousands of spectators to the area. .
    • I doubt it but you can call the DNR and ask. You can pull up the regs on a smart phone anyway.
    • ......The 6 packages from the first round are long-gone, so I am brining up another batch. Ended up buying an entire case of butts (@ $1.18 per #) from Sams. I am going to do 3 butts - one with High Mtn buckboard seasoning and two with another dry brine consisting of Tenderquick, brown sugar, garlic salt, and black pepper. I always like getting to the raw ingredients of spices versus relying on someones "magic rub". If it goes badly I will revert back to the HM cure. As an added note, I also picked up a $20 loin that I put HM cure on to experiment with some Canadian bacon.... Will check back in 10 days or so!  
    • if thats the case i hope there printing water proof versions!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i cant keep mine nice and tidy in the cab of my truck!!!!!!!
    • Have not heard this. Why just a boat? It needs to be in some peoples buckets to so when their 500 fish over their limit they can't say I no know, I no know? 🤷‍♂️
    • Got mine yesterday during the snow.  I was informed that there is a new rule requiring the MN Fishing Regulations be carried on your boat and that this new rule is not documented in the Regs.  Anyone know if this is fact or just a kindly recommendation?
    • Mike is as good as it gets, especially if you're talking archery.
    • Mike Foster A-1 Archery in Hudson WI March 19th at 6:30
    • Coyle for Donato and a 5th, not as bad as nino for rask because at least donato has some potential to be a better goal scorer but overall yikes, not thrilled with Fentons bigger trades so far, the smaller ones have been good but that is the problem. Either way all signs point toward a rebuild of some kind.
×