During spring and fall, fishing between morning and noon will be the best time to catch pike. Very early mornings and later evenings are your best pick during the summer, as water temperatures will be somewhat lower. On the other hand, in winter, the later mornings and middays will most certainly produce the most bites.
Posts from: December 2020
As it turns out, it is really possible to catch pike with hot dogs as bait, as many anglers have managed to catch plenty of fish on them, both on the ice and in open water. Most commonly, they are fished using tip-ups through the ice and slip bobber rigs during the rest of the year.
The zander is a rather active night hunter that can be caught on lures and natural baits. Brightly colored softbaits on the spinning rod or a smaller popped-up deadbait on the ledger rod will yield the very best results.
While both European and yellow perch have rather similar appearances, they are nonetheless two different species of the genus Perca. The biggest difference between the two fish is their size, as Euro perch are much bigger than yellow perch.
When ice fishing for northern pike, braided line is your absolute best choice. Braid has virtually no stretch to it, it lets you feel every little movement the fish makes, and it has a high abrasion resistance, which is crucial when fishing through ice holes.
When it comes to winter baits for carp fishing, it is extremely crucial to use both smaller sizes and bright colors, as the carp simply feed less and visibility underwater is generally lower this time of year.