Monday, October 4, 2010

pike fishing from a canoe

Hi folks, guided a a spin angler yesterday morning from my canoe on small lake for  pike.  Water temperature was 60 degrees on the surface and the wind blew steady from the north.  Sunny morning with early frost had a nice crisp chill to the air.  We found northerns off a long rock point that splits a weeded flat and and deep water drop off.  Also located some fish on slow tapering shore line with under water weed beds.  Landed 5 northerns on a large blue, orange and chrome husky jerk.  Lost one decent fish and had 3 others follow to the canoe and turn off.  Always interesting fishing pike form the canoe when the come up to the boat and take the lure.  Good attention getter.  A fast steady retrieve was the method and the strikes were pretty good.  Off to chase trout today.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy