Pike

Get Squirrely With A Little ‘Super Surgery!’

A quick, in-the-boat modification that supercharges an already deadly lure style for pike and muskie. Have you done much trolling with ‘hybrid’ lures? You know, the ones that are part soft plastic, part hard bait? Drifter Tackle and Musky Mania

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Northern Pike – When and Where?

Now, who does not love catching a hard fighting northern pike. The northern pike is a voracious predator that is usually perched on top of the local food chain. Sir Izaak Walton in his book, The Complete Angler, described the northern pike

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Spring Pike Casting Baits & Techniques, How-to

Spring is here, and with that having been said anglers are gearing up for the open water. JP Bushey of Facebook.com/The BusheyAngle has some sound advice where he breaks down his casting lure style progression in an informative video for

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Catching Submarine-Sized Esox

In the fishing world, Red October is about 40 plus inches of teeth and slime; the ultimate heat seeking  eating machine of the shallows in spring.  No other fish dominates in the spring like a big gator. It fears nothing

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Trinity, Ho-ly – Three Lure Styles that Do it All

No matter where you jig or for what, here’s 3 lure styles that do it all What a season for ice and ice fishing! I’m always surprised when fishermen idle down their ice fishing attack by mid-March. Ice is typically

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Leaders, Jerkbaits, and Tips for Spring Pike, Oh My!

I noticed when people fish for spring pike, they often use leaders that are not ideal. Guys, it pays off to buy good quality leaders and the right ones for these toothy critters!  I use two kinds of leaders for

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Alternative Spots for Spring Pike – How To

When you think of spring pike fishing, you normally think the northern bays on a lake. Anglers typically search for warmer bays with weeds that serve as prime spawning grounds to target pike.   What about narrows?  Narrows between lakes

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Maxima’s New Braid – Product Review

Debuting at ICAST in July, 2013, Maxima’s new braids follow in their monofilament’s time-honoured footsteps.   Switching fishing lines isn’t easy. It’s probably the most important tackle choice we can make, and personal loyalties run pretty deep. Lots can go

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Optimum Opti Shad – Product Review

Over the last number of years, swimbaits have become a staple in any successful angler’s tackle box.  Versatility combined with effectiveness has fast made swimbaits one of the most popular types of bait on the market today.  The Opti Shad

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Northern Pike – Spring Lure Selection

Northern pike are a great species to fish for in Southern Ontario. As an avid Bass angler I need to find other species to chase after during the closed bass season. Northern pike and musky are my choices. Lure selection

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Spring Pike Fishing

Spring is by far my favourite time of year to catch big Pike in southern Ontario.  During this time of year, the Pike are up shallow, concentrated in small areas, and ready to feed.  This opportunity is only available for

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