Fly fishing

NORTHERN PIKE 

Late May to Mid-June

This time of year, most pike are caught in less than 3 feet of water, feeding on spawning suckers in creek inlets and in the river. Pike feed on smelt, who feed close to the surface in the spring, so they’ll strike anything white or silver.

Mid-june to mid-september

Due to Sandybeach Lake’s clear water, pike can be easily raised to strike at surface flies from their normal habitat of less than 15 feet of water. Color, flash, and movement attract northern pike from submerged weedbeds, so chose flies accordingly and fish within one foot of the surface.

recommended flies

  • Dahlberg Rabbit Strip Diver #1/0

  • Cone Head Articulated Bunny Leech #8

  • Cone Head Bunny Zonker #2

  • Galloup's Articulated Boogie Man #4

  • Bunny Bird Baitfish #1/0

  • Bunny Hillow #1/0

  • Bouface #2

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