Northern Pike

The northern pike (known as the pike in Britain), Esox lucius, is a species of carnivorous fish of the genus Esox (the pikes). They are typical of brackish and freshwaters of the northern hemisphere (i.e. holarctic in distribution). They are also known by the literal translation of their latin name, "water wolf".

Beulah / Douglas Bay Area - Saturday, March 7, 2015

 Fished around the island at Beulah Bay, caught pike in both 10 fow and 24 fow.  Minnows and herring were the ticket on tipups. Bite shut down around 6:00 or so.  Caught one 6.5lb fish and a 10lb fish.  Had another one that was up to the hole but but off the line.  I bet that one was about a 7lb fish.

Missouri River (ND Lower Portion) - Saturday, February 28, 2015

Went to Beaver Bay for the first time.  Went out and hit it hard all day but no luck anywhere.  Fished 10 ft to 18 ft.   Marked a few but nothing biting.  Kid got bored so we moved shallow for northerns and not a bite.  Tons of houses and people coming and going all day, so something must be around, we just could not find them.

Van Hook Arm - Friday, February 6, 2015

It would be a nice day if not for 25 mph wind.  Moved from shallow to deeper water along south side of Redo Island. 1 Small perch, 1 4 lb Slough Shark, Snot Rocket, ok Northern Pike... and one smelt (yeah via hook and line)  Pike was full of smelt and the smelt wouldn't leave our lines alone.  Used minnows, and gulp.  Can't wait for Ice out and go smelting.

Lake Sakakawea - Sunday, January 25, 2015

 Went out to Douglas Bay last Sunday.  Fished the northern back bays.  Ice was 18+ inches thick.  Punched a lot of holes looking for eyes.  Fish depths from 8ft to 36ft with minimal success.  We managed 1 18" eye, a 12lb northern, and a Cisco.  Threw the whole tackle box at them with no colors or lures being favored.  There was 1-2" of water on the ice, so if you're out plan on getting some good boots.  Looking to try a little closer to the fat of the lake on the east end this weekend.  A little concerned with the warm temps and water on the ice.

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