Pike is a very abundant fish species in the area, being available in most bodies of water. Many of the Lake trout lakes and all of the lakes containing walleye/perch also have pike. There are many lakes without trout or walleye that contain pike and minnows or suckers; these lakes are very rarely fished by local anglers that target walleye & trout exclusively .Pike are often caught while angling for the other species.

Regulations: Pike season is open all year in all 3 of the Fisheries Management Zones in the area, Zones # 6, #7,and # 2

There are different size and slot limits to adhere to for each FMU they are:

Zone 6- The possession limit is 4 pike with a regular licence and 2 with the conservation licence. Only one pike greater than 70cm (27.6″) can be possessed regardless of licence type.

Zone 7- The possession limit is 4 pike with a regular licence and 2 with the conservation licence. Only one pike greater than 61cm (24″) can be possessed regardless of licence type.

Zone 2- The possession limit is 4 pike with a regular licence and 2 with the conservation licence. Only one pike greater than 90cm (24″) can be possessed, and no pike between 70-90 cm (27.6″-35.4″) can be possessed.

A typical fishing set up for pike is one with larger baits and sturdier tackle:

  • A simple stick and roll of line with baited hook
  • Spring loaded tip ups
  • or ice rods & reels

Live bait is often not required with pike, they attack soft and hard artificial baits readily and are notorious for picking up large dead bait from the bottom.

 

 

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