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pike fishing 

Mid June – Mid August

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

  • Summer is the most active season for northern pike

  • Sucker spawn is over and pike transition from shallow bays near creeks to pondweed growing in 6 to 15 feet of water

  • Crayfish molt in submerged weeds, so bring lots of orange-colored tackle

  • The map on your boat identifies major weedbeds holding fish throughout the summer

  • Two biggest mistakes anglers make fishing Sandybeach Lake for pike: fishing too slow or too shallow

  • Large pike are aggressive and on the move, so if you’re not catching them, move around. The more water you cover, the more pike you’ll catch!

Late June
High 73° F
Low 54° F
High 75° F
Low 56° F
Early August
High 76° F
Low 57° F
  • Orange-colored tackle to mimic molting crayfish

  • 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!

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