Each year Paul Lord from Canadian Sportfishing makes an annual trip to the French River, ON area to spend a weekend with the boys. This years fishing weekend was special since he had a chance to celebrate Father’s Day on the water with his son Jeremy. As most of you know, we have had a late spring and our waters have remained cold for a longer period of time. In many cases this has made for more challenging fishing conditions, especially in areas where the water is higher than normal due to the high amounts of snow/ice that accumulated over the winter and recent heavy rains.
Pike fishermen will do well mixing up their presentation from twitching with a Rapala Huskky Jerk #14 & casting either a flashy spoon or 3/8 oz. spinnerbait for active fish.
Pike love to feed on smaller fish and when they don’t want to chase fast moving lures, Storm has an excellent line of plastic, swim-minnows and hybrids to do the jog! The new Storm Ultra Shad Light that has a lighter head to body ratio than Ultra Shad, but it still produces excellent rolling action with a high frequency vibration to attract fish from great distances. Designed to sink fast and get to the fishing action quick, the slim-line design of the Ultra Shad Light is ideal for strong current conditions or for enticing fish to strike as the lure is fished in more of a ‘vertical” presentation
The Storm WildEye Swim Shad is that standard for enticing larger pike to strike under all conditions. The bulky body, active tail action and variety of colors makes it a “go-to” lure when the fishing gets tougher, expecially for larger pike!
Lastly, the Storm Live Kickin Minnow closely mimics the live, natural swimming action of smaller fish. With a lipless, multi-segmented body this lure gives off the perfect swimming minnow action that pike cant resist.