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hatchmaster, if you want to try your hand at a monster pike, all you need is some 6" or so deadbaits, a couple of trebles, some floro leader, and a tipup. This time of year I would focus on 15 ft or thereabouts off of rocky points...it is slow but when you get a monster is is well worth it, and I hear elevenmile has some monsters! My friend from golden has caught 5 10 pound+ pike there this year, with 13 pounds being the biggest, or so he says.
 

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Actually that's not too bad of an idea for pike in that artice, if the pike are deeper anyway. Pike will suspend over deeper water in lakes containing trout, and/or crappie to feed on. I assume they target kokanee as well but I have no pike lake with a sufficient number of kokanee to verify this assumption at. The pike especially have a tendancy to suspend during times where their prey are actively feeding on plankton. However, in general, a higher percentage bet is the shallower waters (10-20 fow) off of rocky points this time of year. Now, in early ice, inside of bays and inside turns in there is the best (5-15 fow). That's a pretty good idea to try if you are not finding pike after several hours in your first spot. I'll give it a shot sometime. However, for lakers that technique would certainly fail, at least the top hook anyway.
Thanks for sharing.
 
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