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Kram31
Posted: Feb 18, 2020 - 05:39 pm


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Does anyone target pike in marinas off Lake Ontario? if so when do you typically go after them?

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ilyukha
Posted: Feb 18, 2020 - 06:07 pm


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Yes, from about late October to May .
I had caught smaller pike in Marinas in the middle of summer heat but the big girls are off to cooler waters.

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Kram31
Posted: Feb 18, 2020 - 06:55 pm


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planning on heading out in march once temps stay above zero. what do you typically throw for them this time of year? jerk baits and swimbaits?

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ilyukha
Posted: Feb 18, 2020 - 10:46 pm


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QUOTE (Kram31 @ Feb 18, 2020 - 06:55 pm)
planning on heading out in march once temps stay above zero. what do you typically throw for them this time of year? jerk baits and swimbaits?

Yes, both of them would work under the right conditions and depth. Slow jerk/pause retrieve (with long pauses) and patience are your friends.

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Posted: Feb 19, 2020 - 12:02 pm


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Believe it or not work harnesses (pickerel Rigs) work good in those areas as well

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ilyukha
Posted: Feb 19, 2020 - 04:07 pm


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Yep, lots of things would work : live bait , dead bait , worms etc fished very slowly or on set line.
In open water I am only fishing artificial lures for pike as itís more fun for me but when ice fishing I do fish set lines and tip-ups with live or dead bait

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Kram31
Posted: Feb 19, 2020 - 05:35 pm


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yes I plan on dropping my boat in and throwing big swimbaits and jerk baits

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ilyukha
Posted: Feb 19, 2020 - 07:08 pm


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QUOTE (Kram31 @ Feb 19, 2020 - 05:35 pm)
yes I plan on dropping my boat in and throwing big swimbaits and jerk baits

Prespawn females, full of eggs, are often reluctant to chase large baits this time of year so don't ignore smaller presentations in 4"-5.5" range.
Good luck!

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mamona
Posted: Feb 27, 2020 - 10:15 am


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QUOTE (Kram31 @ Feb 19, 2020 - 05:35 pm)
Prespawn females, full of eggs, are often reluctant to chase large baits this time of year so don't ignore smaller presentations in 4"-5.5" range.


So true. Smaller swim jigs worked for me last season very well.

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