How To Fish For Pike
Gavin helps by giving some helpful hints on pike fishing. Giving some possible hiding places for pike, also, he tells what kind of lures to use for most effective pike fishing. It is important to use a strong line like a tiger wire.
There are more species and many ways to do it, and there are lots of approaches and techniques to learn. We lean toward the lure fishing sort of things. You can catch pike on a fly; you can catch them on lures.
When it comes to flies, it's large fish bait patterns, big mobile patterns, anything that looks like it's something worth moving for a pike. Pike are a predatory fish, but they more like to lie and wait rather than chase in packs of hounds almost. They're going to creep up on fish slowly.
They're going to sit in the reefs and wait for things passing them by, and more likely than not, a pike wants to do a little effort for return of food. If I can show you some of the lures we use for pike, deep diving lures in bright colours, great big perch patterns. Now, these soft bits are great, very effective.
A triple hook and a single, if you are fishing in murky bottoms and want to fish close to the bottom, you can remove that triple and just use that top one there. You'll have a lot less problems catching on the bottom. As you can see, very life-like, very mobile, a lot of good action in the water, great patterns, a lot of other mobile patterns, and then the conventional things like large spinning lures, small spinning lures that we got rigged on the rod so far, and surface lures.
Surface lures, and the good old frog pattern, always does the job. Most important thing to consider though in fishing with any of those fishing lures is what you tie them on to. Now, pike have got very sharp teeth, so you want to keep your fingers free, keep your fingers away from the mouth when you are unhooking them.
Also, when it comes to catching them, with monofilament line, they're going to bite through it immediately, so you've got to rig up with wire trace. This is a tiger wire, it's quite a heavy wire, as you can see. It's very thin, supple, it's great for presenting whatever bait we are using.
That's going to do the job. It's knot-able. You choose a length of a foot, 18 inches, and tie a lure on.
I can tie a knot in monofilament very easily. Tiger wire is recommended, but it's a very simple to turn knot. Very simple, anyone can do that.
Very useful stuff. Now, we've rigged the small lure here, which we did a demonstration on, on how to cast spinning lures. When it comes to pike fishing, it's not throwing out for miles and hoping for the best.
Often it is a case of picking areas of a lake that looks like it may hold a pike. Now, this is a very small pond lake for trout. There's not much in it.
It's an overspill lake for a main lake. This is a great lake for me teaching fly fishing, but for pike, casting close to structure and pulling it away from it. Hopefully, pike are going to be lying under the far bank, and we're going to catch their attention when we throw lures and various things at them.
Close into the structure, and pulling it away from it. Look for things like lily pads. Lily pads are good, pike like to hide in amongst them.
Any kind of reef beds, pike like to lie in or around them, waiting for small bait fish to come past. Certain times of the year, you can fish a surface pattern, a popper or a surface lure, and get pike to take right at the surface which can be very exciting. Obviously when landing them, take care unhooking them, but have fun and give the fly fishing, and the spinning a try.
The traditional methods of dead baiting and even live baiting, they're still done and they still catch fish, but the lure fishing and the fly fishing, you'll have a lot more fun. .