This Article is About
northern pike fishing
trophy northern pike
crank bait
spinner bait
fish in the water
open water
better chance
hook
Late Autumn Northern Pike
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Late Autumn Northern Pike

So the question we will attempt to answer is how to catch the fantastic Northern Pike in the late autumn.  At this point they are usually feeding along weed lines, fallen trees and stuff submerged under the water.

You do need to be creative when it comes to catching those Northern Pike.  First off using a heavy spinner bait is a good place to start.  It would be a good idea also to add a worm or tale to help to get the Northern Pike to strike your hook. 

The key to using this set up is to retrieve it rather quickly as it is being pulled just below the surface.  Dont worry about jigging or anything like that.  The key is just to keep your hook moving.  If you do this you stand a much better chance of more strikes from Northern Pike.

The idea hook to use in autumn open water is a hard crank bait.  They also work great in the deep flats or rocky structures in big open water.  This works well right until the water freezes up.  As long as you use a crank bait or hooks similiar to crank baits you will stand a great chance of experiencing great Northern Pike fishing. If you decide that trolling is what you want to do then thats okay but you should still have a plan in place.  Just trolling all over the place will usually result in poor results when it comes to autumn Northern Pike. 

You want to make sure you focus on certain areas like ledges, drop offs and certain types of bottom structures. Just remember it is important to keep the fish in the water and keep it moving. Every second the hook is out of the water a potential trophy Northern Pike could be swimming away. Something else that is important is using weedless spoons when going after that trophy autumn Northern Pike. 

Traditional spoons may work better in different seasons in open water but rememeber you are fishing in the autumn along a lot of wedges and weed lines.  While the spoons may be weedless they should be a heavier assortment.  Once you look around a bit you will also notice there are hundreds of different patterns on spoons.

Remember like we said before its about keeping your hook in the water and keeping it moving.  Thats all great but when that isnt working then it comes to doing what ever works.  This may mean trying a lot of different hooks and methods before finding one that works with some consistancy.  Pike have a very distinct personality and on one day they may not like what they were biting on the day before.  Many cases will have fish changing their feeding patterns right in the middle of the day.

When it comes to experienced fisher people they know that spinners work great along the edges of weedlines.  The key in shallow or deep water in the autumn is keeping your hook out of open water.  The Northern Pike are focused on feeding and you need to follow them to where the food is.  Just focus on catching the fish and with some knowledge you will likely have a great day of fishing.

Experienced fisher people have quickly come to realize that pike like to go after big heavy hooks.  Long tails seem to get a Northern Pikes attention every time.  Of course the bigger heavier hooks will have to be fished differently then lighter, smaller hooks.  You will also notice that when the autumn Northern Pike are aggessive you can use pretty much anything to catch them.  Even when it comes to Northern Pike you need to understand that they dont grow big by being stupid.

As per all my articles I will always remind people that the best action is to keep on fishing.  Once you take your hook out of the water you stand no chance of catching a fish.  Catching a fish means being able to learn what is involved.  Always remember a bad day of fishing is better then a good day at work.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Northern Pike Fishing Lures - Catch The Big One
Northern pike fishing trips can yield amazing fishing experiences. These fish are elusive, and they fight as hard as any fish on the planet. If you are planning on a northern pike fishing trip, lets discuss a few tips on how to land the next big one. Northern pike habitat…
By: Nate Killpack in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Feb 19, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Northern Pike Fishing Tips- Trophies In Rivers
Too many people under estimate and dont think they need Northern Pike fishing tips. At the end of the day almost anyone can catch a Northern Pike but the man really gets seperated from the boys when we start to go after those pike that are known as trophy Northern…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Nov 10, 2011  
2
  Likes: 3

Northern Pike Fishing Tips- Trophies In Rivers
Too many people under estimate and dont think they need Northern Pike fishing tips. At the end of the day almost anyone can catch a Northern Pike but the man really gets seperated from the boys when we start to go after those pike that are known as trophy Northern…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Nov 10, 2011  
2
  Likes: 3

What Are Good Baits for Catching Bass?
My choices for good baits for catching bass. One of my favorite pastimes is fishing for bass. Over the years I've narrowed my selection down to just a handful of lured choices that have constantly helped me catch bass. I learned by trial and error what were some of the…
By: Kevin Strike - AKA Hawgwild in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Jun 13, 2012  
24
  Likes: 12

Walleye Fishing Techniques
2012 may well prove to be one of the best years in decades for walleye fishing. Everything seems to have fallen in place for a super productive spring for walleye. The weather warmed up early, the water did the same which caused the walleye to start the spawn weeks earlier…
By: John Stewart in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Apr 15, 2012  
10
  Likes: 6

Bass Fishing Words And Meanings – Speak The Lingo
Every sport has its own language and bass fishermen are no exception. They to speak in their own strange tongue. If you want to be accepted and become one of the boys or girls when entering this wonderful sport of bass fishing then here are a few slang words and…
By: frank rijkers in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Jul 08, 2012  
4
  Likes: 1

Catch Bass In Deep Water
So you have set out to catch bass in deep water.  Now all you need to do is pick the right lure and you will be off to the races.  The first thing you should try is a spinner bait.  You need to determine how active the fish are being…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Oct 04, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Latest In Fish Finder Technology
For most of us fishing can be quite a long a tedious task, especially if you don't own a boat. Whilst having a boat can provide you with the ability to access most places that any shore angler doesn't have access to. I mean the big guys are out in…
By: sam22 in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   May 20, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Flounder Fishing Techniques That Really Work
The heartthrob of the anglers of Atlantic Ocean, Flounders are nature's beauty found majorly at the ocean beds, coastal areas of sea and marshy estuaries. Flounders are pretty mishevieous by nature and hence love to hide and trap their prey. Hence, the plot of catching them lies in maneuvering live…
By: Jerome Turner in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Feb 19, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Red Fishing And Guided Duck Hunts - Tips for Beginners
Redfish fishing and duck hunting have emerged as popular outdoor adventure sports. More and more people are taking to it. There are a lot of companies providing you with bowfishing charters in New Orleans. The demand for these have been increasing since redfish fishing and guided duck hunts have become…
By: claibome in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Jan 21, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Fishing Benefits People In Recreations
Street Articles:Fishing helps people to spend times in in recreations. Fishing is one kind of hobby. Many a man likes to fish in canals, ponds, rivers and seas. A great number of people enjoy fishing. He finds a great pleasure and amusement into fishing. Fishing is a great source of…
By: saidul islam sarker in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Dec 19, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Catch the Big One And Do it Your Own Way
Your draw the rod back and let it go forward. Your bait and sinker fly out over the water and land near that overhanging branch. You let it sink a bit and then you gently lift the rod and begin to reel it in slowly. You feel the vibration and…
By: Graig Yarbrough in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Feb 16, 2011  
1
  Likes: 0

Catch And Release-there Is A Right Way
It has been studied for many years and almost all studies confirm that if things are done properly you can release fish back into the water and they do stand a great chance of survival. Times have changed greatly when it comes to fishing and now in many states and…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Jul 25, 2011  
1
  Likes: 1

Choosing A Location When Fly Fishing With Kids
When I take kids fly fishing, I definitely take many factors into consideration when choosing a location. Among the many factors to take into account, there are five factors I consider the most important. Weather conditions, water levels, stream flows, amount of vegetation that can affect casting, and fishing access…
By: William Fargason in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Aug 23, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Bass - You Have to Know Them to Catch Them
When it comes to fishing, I've found that, pound-for-pound, nothing beats the excitement of getting a large- or smallmouth bass on the hook. They are two of the best freshwater action fish out there. the popularity of the pro B.A.S.S. tour is surely a testament to that. Even for the…
By: Just Joe in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Jun 17, 2011  
1
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 2961    Report this Article