It seems as though many of you like catching pike. If you don't mind driving about 3.5 hours, there is a lake in NE that is full of em. It is called Box Butte Reservoir and is near Alliance, NE. I don't know about the ice situation as it has been so warm lately but the pike are there nonetheless. We used to fish this lake when I was in college and there were always lots of pike. You can use live minnows too.