Fall NORTHERN

pike fishing 

Mid August – September
WHAT TO EXPECT

We’ll give you all of our expert knowledge in detail upon your arrival. But for now, here’s a snapshot:

  • Large northerns move from deep, cold waters into six to 15-feet weed beds to stock up on food for the winter

  • Big pike feed on smaller pike and smallmouth, chasing them into the deep water

  • Great time to catch large, 40+ inch fish!

  • Frequent north winds and south/southeast winds push majority of large pike into weedbeds on north and south ends of the lake

AVERAGE temps
Late August
High 72° F
Low 54° F
Early September
High 67° F
Low 50° F
Late September
High 60° F
Low 44° F
Lures
  • Primary colors: Blues, purples, silvers, gold, chartreuse, and pike imitations

  • Johnson Silver minnow (¾ oz silver or gold)

  • Mepps #5 dressed Aglia (any color)

  • Mepps #2 Syclops Spoon (any color)

  • Dardevle Spoons – ¾ to 1 oz – (any color)

  • Doctor Spoon #275 (gold)

  • Rapala Original Floating - #11 and #18 (any color)

  • Rapala X-Rap - #10 (any color)

  • Square Bill Crankbaits (any color)

  • Soft Plastic Flukes – 3" to 5" (any color)

  • Soft Plastic Grubs – 2" to 5" (any color)

  • Wire Leaders (6” to 12” length, 20# to 30# test)

If you forget something, we’ve got you covered with our on-site tackle shop!