I fly fish all summer and catch buckets of trout. I took up ice fishing for a couple reasons. First. I am bored stiff in the winter months and second, I want a big pike. Now, I keep hearing there are good dead bait and jigs for pike. I don't fully agree. I am convinced live bait is always better, no exceptions. I have had some fun with waterdogs,and I would like to continue fishing them, but they are hard to find. I would be very interested in anyone's opinion on good pike bait, but I am most interested in a good reliable place to purchase dogs all winter.