Re: 11 mile first timer
I would try around the stoll mountain area for pike, it is a good spot for them.
For bait pick up some frozen sucker minnows and use them whole from shore.
Lures* try a daredevil, or do a search on this site for 11 mile pike as it will bring up a lot of other good info previously written. Pike are mainly in the shallows and best times are the middle of the day to catch them. Bunny flies also work well if you know how to use them.
Hope this helps...
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