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Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: Green Bay] #7317521
07/30/21 06:53 PM
07/30/21 06:53 PM
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I like deer hair mouse flies, but they're a lot of work to tie, and pike's teeth tend to shred them.

When pike are in shallow water, they will take a surface fly as readily as sub-surface lure, I've found.

Jim


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Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: Green Bay] #7317533
07/30/21 07:01 PM
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MI.
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In my area, Red and White Dare Devil spoon followed by 5 O Diamonds and Lil Cleo spoons.


your only allowed so many sunrises... I aim to see every one of them!
Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: Green Bay] #7317535
07/30/21 07:04 PM
07/30/21 07:04 PM
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Finally run aground in TN
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I don't know if you can get the mepps here with the black stripe in the middle and red rib like looking things but I have caught most of my pike with those by far.


I do all my own stunts ..... but never intentionally
Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: Hodagtrapper] #7317539
07/30/21 07:11 PM
07/30/21 07:11 PM
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West Michigan
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Originally Posted by Hodagtrapper
Many fine options above. I like 5 of diamonds and Johnson Silver minnows the best.

Chris

Originally Posted by Hodagtrapper
Many fine options above. I like 5 of diamonds and Johnson Silver minnows the best.

Chris



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Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: Green Bay] #7317541
07/30/21 07:16 PM
07/30/21 07:16 PM
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james bay frontierOnt.
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I had good luck with a beetlespin or a rattling rap with a yellow jig tail when the spoons wont produce.

If you can use live bait,a couple big sucker minnows on a pickerel rig works good too.I like this set up in the river.

Last edited by Boco; 07/30/21 07:19 PM.
Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: Green Bay] #7317542
07/30/21 07:18 PM
07/30/21 07:18 PM
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Cleo, chug bug, most all the original storm lures, In-line spinners, spinner baits, buzz baits, grandma plug, most any lure with irregular retrieve. Put some life into it. Oh and bass assassins' and the like. They also like nightcrawlers......jk


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Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: Green Bay] #7317579
07/30/21 08:07 PM
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When I was a kid the best thing for Northerns when they were coming up the creek was the biggest treble hook we could get our hands on. grin

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Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: Green Bay] #7317580
07/30/21 08:08 PM
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We used to stay at a place near the Nagagami River about an hour west of Hearst, Ontario. Been a few years since I was up,. We'd fish the lakes in the area; Big Skunk Lake, Fisher Lake, Arnot Lake, camped out on Mink Lake a couple of nights. We'd stay up for a week and caught pike by the hundreds.

One one lake, Eureka maybe, they were hitting so good I tried just about every lure in my tackle box just so I could say I caught pike on them.

About the most exciting fishing I ever had was on one of the area lakes where the grass in the coves grew within a few inches of the surface. You had to speed burn 3.5" Dardevles to keep them up above the weeds. You'd see wakes coming from ten-fifteen feet away before they slammed the spoons. About wore my arms out cranking those suckers in!


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Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: Green Bay] #7317594
07/30/21 08:21 PM
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My 3 go to spoons for pike are
1. Len Thompson 5 of diamonds
2. Blue fox pixie with pink center
3. Gibbs croc that looks like a mackerel
All have caught big pike for me

Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: Lugnut] #7317608
07/30/21 08:29 PM
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My Dad caught many big northerns and his favorite lure was a Red Eye Wiggler, silver. Now days the no. 5 Mepps seems to be popular.

Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: Green Bay] #7317612
07/30/21 08:32 PM
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West Central Mn
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If had to use a spoon in rum colored water my top 3
Hammered orange and gold
Black and white
Crackling frog

Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: Bruiser1] #7317615
07/30/21 08:34 PM
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When northerns bite it makes little difference what you throw at them.
When they are picky you might catch one on a hammered brass spoon
and in the next spot on a chartreuse doctor spoon.
If I only had 3 lures for pike ....
1. red and white Doctor Spoon
2. White Mepps No. 5 spinner
3. Red Eye Wiggler
If I could have 4 it would be a 6" Suick , black in color.
Best pike lure is not always a spoon.

Zim

Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: Green Bay] #7317667
07/30/21 09:24 PM
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Thanks for the responses. Your thoughts are very close to what I have found to be awesome pike spoons.

Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: Moosetrot] #7317675
07/30/21 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Moosetrot
When I was a kid the best thing for Northerns when they were coming up the creek was the biggest treble hook we could get our hands on. grin

Moosetrot

Ya always was a man ahead of the times Moosie.

zim

Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: Green Bay] #7317685
07/30/21 09:39 PM
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Nothing says "pike spoon" like the classic red and white daredevil!

Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: Green Bay] #7317818
07/31/21 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Green Bay
Johnson Silver minnow

with a pork rine iffn ya'll can still find any, a 1oz. Mr. champ with a red or yellow buck tail trailer kastmaster is the same as a Mr. champ
Dennis


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Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: iaduckhntr] #7317835
07/31/21 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by iaduckhntr
Originally Posted by Green Bay
Johnson Silver minnow

with a pork rine iffn ya'll can still find any, a 1oz. Mr. champ with a red or yellow buck tail trailer kastmaster is the same as a Mr. champ
Dennis


If its weedy you can't beat a Rapala weedless spoon with a long pork bass strip. Not sure if you can buy either these days. If its not weedy, I'm in the 5 of diamonds camp.

Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: Green Bay] #7317938
07/31/21 08:26 AM
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Like Zim said, pike are not very discriminating in what they will hit. I won a bet with my son by making a lure from a flat rock and I beat him in a competition when he was throwing a Husky Jerk (very good lure) and I was casting the "Rock Lure". I will never let him live that adventure down.

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Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: iaduckhntr] #7317974
07/31/21 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by iaduckhntr
Originally Posted by Green Bay
Johnson Silver minnow

with a pork rine iffn ya'll can still find any, a 1oz. Mr. champ with a red or yellow buck tail trailer kastmaster is the same as a Mr. champ
Dennis


If you can't find pork rind, make your own from strip of beaver tail. I've caught lot different fish including northerns using strip white gristle from beaver tail..I think there are even people selling it now. Another one them things I should have done years ago make a buck.

Mac


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Re: Best Northern Pike Spoon? [Re: Whopper Stopper] #7317979
07/31/21 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Whopper Stopper
Five of Diamonds

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This


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