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Clive
04-17-2010, 11:36 AM
Pike season is almost upon us (and already is here if you live in certain areas) - I figured it would be a good time to share your favorite spring pike lures!

I like the Mepps Aglia and Black fury #5 for covering water, and the Rapala X-rap Clown for triggering the less aggressive pike to bite!

http://catchthefury.com/photos/image/mepps-starting-line-up/mepps-starting-line-up.jpg

http://homeshopsite.com/img_goods/boating/saltwater-x-rap-clown.jpg

cbiegel
04-17-2010, 12:10 PM
While I wish I could say that I had a favorite pike lure, the truth is that we don't have pike close by so I've never caught one. I do have the lures that Clive showed that came in a bass/pike kit, as well as tons of Rapala's for both salt and fresh water.

Does anyone use spinnerbaits for pike? I've seen fishing shows where they said they weren't going to use them when bass fishing to avoid pike (foolish!!). I've got loads of them for bass and catch plenty of picks with them.

jwm
04-17-2010, 01:20 PM
What no shameless Rockstar Lures plug? Your biggest pike ever was caught on a lure you made in 5 minutes!

Rapala Glidin' Rap
Smithwick Devil's Horse
Gulp Sinking Minnow
Mepps Magnum

araret
04-17-2010, 03:47 PM
I think all of my pike so far have been caught on spoons. I've tried using spinner baits and jerk baits but maybe it's my technique (or lack thereof)... I've caught smallies on spinners and X-raps but haven't caught any pikes yet...

They only go for my spoons..

Spoons:
Little Cleo : gold/red, silver/blue with orange dots, Chartreuse blending into white, 1/4oz
Eppinger Dare Devil: 3/4oz, 1oz, Crackle Frog

I find that smaller spoons sink slower so they can be fished slower for inactive pike, while bigger spoons attract bigger fish. My biggest pike @ the islands is from a 3/4oz daredevil crackle frog.

Clive
04-17-2010, 06:18 PM
And my #1 spring pike lure......Rockstar Lures!!!!!!!!!

This 'naked' silver spinner caught 4 40+ inchers (including two 3 minutes apart)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3140/2621438897_6261875266.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3122/2651764292_86d4632651.jpg

DS
04-19-2010, 12:03 PM
Nice Fish!!

My go-to pike lures are spoons too, but where we fished as kids you could catch a pike on pretty much anything.

Williams Wabler is Silver or Silver/Gold. The W50/W60 sizes (IIRC) are the ones that I have in my box. They catch fish when nothing else will. I don't know about 40" fish though :)

DS

KenReece
04-19-2010, 02:37 PM
Nice Fish!!

My go-to pike lures are spoons too, but where we fished as kids you could catch a pike on pretty much anything.

Williams Wabler is Silver or Silver/Gold. The W50/W60 sizes (IIRC) are the ones that I have in my box. They catch fish when nothing else will. I don't know about 40" fish though :)

DS


My #1 Pike lure of all time also, W60 size in Silver/Gold. If you like Williams Wabler, try the Williams Bully-might be taking over has my #1 lure since it has same body shape but thicker and retrieves 1-3 deeper. The Bully only comes in plain Silver and plain Gold, so I have been just painting them. Williams has been my all time favorite spoon since I started using them in 2000. Walleye also find these spoons to be too good to pass up.

And those lures have caught almost all my fish over 40". Biggest Pike was caught on a small Gold/Orange pixie spoon by Blue Fox.

fishordie2010
04-19-2010, 09:11 PM
My favorite for pike has been & still is Koppers Live Target Yellow Perch
but last week on my 5th cast was a nice hit with a jointed gold Rapala lure.


fod

GYRO
05-06-2010, 04:45 PM
My favorite, and the only one that has worked for me so far, is the 5 of diamonds spoon.

And yes it can catch 40 inchers!

Michael
05-07-2010, 02:46 AM
Where can you buy Rapala Glidin' Raps? & Twitchin' Rap.

Non at LeBaron, Non at BassPro.

Clive
05-07-2010, 11:23 AM
May have to get them online for now!

MSBruno
05-07-2010, 05:33 PM
Where can you buy Rapala Glidin' Raps? & Twitchin' Rap.

Non at LeBaron, Non at BassPro.


Glidin Raps are available at BPS, musky aisle.

Michael
05-08-2010, 12:54 AM
Where can you buy Rapala Glidin' Raps? & Twitchin' Rap.

Non at LeBaron, Non at BassPro.


Glidin Raps are available at BPS, musky aisle.


Doh!

Whopper
05-10-2010, 11:12 AM
I like the big Johnson spoons, in silver, firetiger and gold
Clive makes some awesome inline spinners that have work well for me in the past, one has caught so many the maribo is just about shot

jwm
05-10-2010, 08:52 PM
5 of diamonds was rockin' um on the islands last week.

Gary Switlick
05-11-2010, 07:45 AM
well clive i have to say your in line spinners are awesome and i have caught many fish on them but my best producing lures are spoons and the williams quicksilver for trolling and the williams trophy have been on fire for me

MSBruno
05-11-2010, 07:54 PM
I finally got to try out my glidin raps I purchased months ago. Today, on the hot olive, landed a 4lb, 27"er. I love the simplicity!!!

I'm sure Jonothan likes his also as I seen he had success with them last week on the islands.

jwm
05-11-2010, 08:58 PM
Indeed I caught pike on both my glidin raps in the same colour

Clive
05-12-2010, 09:31 AM
http://www.fishingfury.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/rapala-glide-rap1.jpg

Woody
05-12-2010, 04:39 PM
That's one of the best Pictures i've seen in a long while, what camera was that took with mate?

Clive
05-12-2010, 08:47 PM
Thats with my Canon Rebel XS.

Heres another with my new 50mm lens...

http://www.fishingfury.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/live-target-swim1.jpg

Woody
05-15-2010, 01:33 PM
So is it a more compact version of a Digital SLR then with the choice of swapping a lens if you want?

jwm
05-17-2010, 10:35 AM
It's no more compact than your average dslr.

Woody
05-18-2010, 11:51 AM
I wont get too excited then as i already have one of those!

Clive
05-18-2010, 01:26 PM
As far as Canon DSLRs go the Rebel is slightly smaller then other models such as the 5D and 7D. Its also made with more plastic so its lighter.


Heres a comparison:

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/10793836-md.jpg

jwm
05-18-2010, 03:37 PM
For more compairison youre looking at cameras ranging from $8K to $800 (left to right) in that photo!

Clive
05-19-2010, 08:15 AM
lol, yeah, I forgot to mention that!

Woody
05-20-2010, 02:01 AM
I'm sure i haven't got that kind of cash for a new camera just at the minute!

Clive
05-20-2010, 08:41 AM
I've got replacement marabous if you need em!

cbiegel
05-20-2010, 10:53 AM
For more compairison youre looking at cameras ranging from $8K to $800 (left to right) in that photo!


And here I am worried about spending $150 on a new camera. But perhaps we’ve gone a little off topic here.

Clive
05-20-2010, 10:57 AM
Leave it to Woody to take us off topic! :haha:

Woody
05-21-2010, 12:05 PM
I wouldn't have strayed if someone hadn't put a fancy picture up!

Killerbug
07-20-2010, 02:40 AM
I actually do not have any overall favorite, but I mostly fish with these. IMO spinnerbaits are more productive in shallow water, means from 10 feet and up, where the rest works well at depths from 10 to 20 feet.

Spinners: Spinnerbaits from Beekerman, Double Colorado blades from Shumway tackle or Musky mayhem

Dive and rise: Suick 9"

Swimbaits: SuperD regulars

Gliders: Buster jerk, or Glidin rap in the spring

ben306
07-20-2010, 03:54 AM
I found when I fished the islands and the GTA that most of the Pike I picked up, all came on dark patterned mepps spinners. Did pick a few up on small lures/plugs.

Different to here in england where I find big/bright baits pick out the fish.

Arizona Fishermen
12-04-2010, 09:45 AM
Anything red and white seems to work for me. The bigger the better.

Arizona Fishing (http://www.hookedaz.com/)

adleach21
03-26-2011, 01:29 PM
Ive caught nice fish on the Rapala Tail Dancer Silver Shad #9 and
I also Caught a nice 5Ibs Northern while practice casting with a new
Rapala Red and White Sub Walk.

I beleive gliding and twiching lures have come into there own when going after inactive
fish.