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".

Indian Hills / Mahto (Red Butte) Bay Area - Sunday, August 17, 2014

I fished west on Sunday out of Indian Hills Resort and had a good day pulling cranks for walleyes over smelt in 40-60 FOW. Some nice eaters and a couple of "picture fish", along with several pike. Big RR's on boards or Flicker Minnows and RR's on leadcore worked best for me.  Miles of smelt in this area of the lake right now.

Video report here:

Jim Carroll NPAA #13

Beaver Lake - Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Used to spend nearly every weekend camped at the lake with a buddy when we were in high school.  That was way back before the climate changed and all the big sloughs filled with water and were stocked with walleyes.  We would take along pop, water, salt, pepper, butter, chips and bread and if we didn't catch any fish to cook we got pretty hungry.  Always seemed to catch enough hammer handle northerns to survive but we did have to thrash the water to foam some days to get enough.  There are some decent sized pike in that lake but there are so many new lakes within 10 miles of Napoleon that a

Alkaline Lake - Friday, July 11, 2014

Had a great day on Alkaline Lake.  Three limits of mostly 13-16" walleyes with one 19 incher.  Kept 8 northerns.  Two about 28" and the rest from 18-23".  Threw back lots of good sized northerns and a lot of 8-13" walleyes.  No luck with spinner w/worms.  Caught everything with crankbaits in 7-10 fow.  No luck in deeper water.  Biggest eyes came on perch colored cranks.  15 boats in the parking lot when we came and numbers stayed about there as people left with their limits and new boats showed up.  Rumor has it that a lot of out of state people fish there but I didn't check to see what pla

Lake Ashtabula - Saturday, June 7, 2014

My boys and I fished on Saturday (6/7) from 1:30-8:30. We mainly fished the weed-lines, points, and bays. We had pretty consistent action of medium sized Perch all day, a really fat football of a 16" White Bass, and a 20" Pike.

We purchased night crawlers, but my son (who was in charge of them ) left them in the truck and we didn't realize that he forgot them until were at our fishing spot. I didn't feel like driving back to get them. So, we started out by rigging with Gulp on a rigs and a Twister Tail on a Jig. We picked up a few medium sized Perch and two Bullheads.


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