As there are so many different types or wire trace materials out there, I have decided to put together this helpful guide in order to help you find the perfect wire trace any pike fishing method.
Modern fluorocarbon leader materials have become really durable and are made of high quality, which means that more and more anglers use and trust them when fishing for pike.
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.
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.
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.
Male pike generally only grow to a size of about 30-35 inches. More or less all pike that are bigger than 40 inches are female. It is harder to tell the gender of younger pike. Here, the most accurate way of sexing them is by checking the urogenital opening, or vent.