Pike anglers know that some of the best fishing for Pike near shorelines happens in the spring and fall. As water temperatures drop Pike that have been roaming open water move back to shorelines to intercept small baitfish and panfish that are heading back to open-water.
Any green aquatic vegetation can be pike-magnets in the fall just like in the spring. Dying weeds use up oxygen and are not as productive as vibrant green weeds that produce oxygen.
Most lures will work for fall Pike but some of our favorite are crankbaits that can be fished around the weedbeds that only dive do 5-7′ below the surface.