Strategies for Spring Pike Fishing

4 Tips for Spring pike fishing from local legendary French River fisherman & guide, Art Barefoot – owner of Bear’s Den Lodge.




1. Look in the shallow dark bottom bays along the edge of emerging weed beds.


2. Great lures to use at this time of the year are spinnerbaits in white, yellow or chartreuse with spoons in the 5/8 – 1 oz sizes.





3. If you are only finding small “hammer handle sized” pike, turn around and look at the back of the boat and cast deeper.


4. Larger Pike are usually in deeper water, staging on structure to ambush the smaller pike that are traveling in and out of the bay.


By Joe Barefoot
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Your hosts, Art & Brenda Barefoot

Bear's Den Lodge

Hartley Bay, R.R. 2, Site 3, Box 10
Alban, Ont. P0M 1A0
Tel: (705) 857-2757

Winter Address:

124 Shagbark Rd.
Alum Bank, PA 15521
Tel: (814) 839-2443

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