Posts Tagged ‘Pike’

Jerry Darkes on a Superior adventure
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Chasing Lake Superior adventure

It was good to be back on Lake Superior chasing coaster brook trout. The sun was up and the winds were down. After a hearty breakfast provided by our hosts at Bowman Island Lodge, it was time to head out on the water for the day.

couple with pike feat
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Ruling pike with weedless spoons

Weedless spoons DO work. Very few presentations are more perfectly suited for pike than the weedless spoon.

a black bear amongst the dandelions
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May 2022 solunar calendar

The solunar calendar for May 2022 is now available! Get the dates and times when fish and wildlife will be most active this month.

an angler peers into the river
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Sight fishing 101

Highly visible fish are often wary; let’s look at sight fishing and how it differs between lakes and rivers.

a pike lurking in the depths
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Trolling with wire for pike and muskie

Trolling with solid-strand wire line isn’t a new concept. Wire is a time-honoured method for muskie, pike, lake trout, and other species.

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Fly fishing Esnagami Wilderness Lodge

Esnagami Wilderness Lodge is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a comfortable lodge and world-class fishing.

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Extolling the joys of topwater fishing

The plug sat still on the water, with just a few ripples circling out from where it had landed. I popped the rod tip down, and the plug shot a spray of water forward, its cupped nose making a loud, distinctive gurgle.

Gord Ellis with a big brookie caught fly fishing in a downpour G Ellis photo
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Prepare for rainy day fishing

For nearly as long as I can recall, people have been saying fishing is better in the rain. After many decades of being caught out in the wet stuff for all manner of species, I tend to agree. Something about the disturbed surface of the water, and the change in barometric pressure, can be a trigger.

Fish wasting in Great Lakes' depths due in part to algae blooms
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Winds can leave Erie pike eggs high and dry

Winds may be responsible for low pike egg survival on Lake Erie, according to Nathan Stott, a Ph.D student at Bowling Green State U. in Ohio.