I love it when water temperatures start to drop in the fall and reach the same temperatures as in the spring when many species of warm water fish converge along shorelines to feed. Pike are one of those and if you find a stretch of water that holds them, you catch them on sub-surface and surface lures, lot’s of fun!!
On a couple of recent film shoots to Elk Lake Wilderness Resort & Ritchie’s End of Trail, both located about 3 hrs north of Sudbury, ON we had the opportunity to fish Biscotasing Lake, an expansion of the Montreal River and a wilderness back-lake where we caught pike fishing the same pattern casting lures just off the shorelines.
We did well fishing plastic 4-5″ paddle tail swimbaits like the Lunker City Shaker, and also hard-body Rapalas. The key was to fish the first 100′ off the shorelines, and to continuously reel at a pretty fast speed.