Early fall reservoir Pike.

Posted on October 3rd, 2018

I love pike fishing and one of the best times to target them is in early fall when they already start to feed heavily before water temperatures really drop.

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Gabor Horvat who loves to fish reservoirs in southern Ontario has been doing well on good-size pike just casting and retrieving crankbaits along weedy shorelines. No need to fish slow with soft-plastic twitch-baits. Fall pike are aggressive and cranking minnow imitating crankbaits just of the deep side of weeds is one of the best ways to get them to strike.

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The key is locating them. Look for weeds at the mouth of shallower bays and also larger weed masses along regular shorelines that come out further into deeper water.

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