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    I was invited to stay in one of the Public Use cabins out at Red Shirt Lake this coming weekend. I understand Pike should be the focus of any fishing efforts out there. I've never fished for pike...so what do I need to know and use? I typically use spinning tackle and I'll have access to a canoe as well. Any and all help is appreciated.

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    Spoons, spinners just about anything works. Kill all you catch do not put back into water!

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    I have some old soft platic bass lures that destroy them. Also have used those fake frogs and mice with good success and spoons.

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    I have actually done fairly well at that lake on flies. But for spinning tackle, I have done very well out there with spinnerbaits. Go into Three River Fly and Tackle. Talk to Mike or Steve. They will help you find the right tackle.

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    Get some topwater lures...frogs,mice,etc. and fish all of the weed mats that lay over the water. They like to hang out under those. I haven't been up there for a couple of years but that has always been the way we have fished it and have caught some hogs that way. good luck!

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    I just got back, stayed at cabin #2. Used Ribbit rubber frogs and spinners. Wish I had brought more. WOW.

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    Thanks for the help...I think I've got a plan now. I've also heard that I need to use steel leader, any advice there?

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    Steel leaders arent completely necessary. I would reccomend #50 flourocarbon instead.

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    Thanks for all the help. The fishing was awesome! Tons of action out there. I had a little trouble setting the hook with the snag-less frog that I was using but eventually had some success. Also used a rapala (shallow diving rainbow trout pattern) outside the reed beds with success. Great trip.

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    How late in the year is that supposed to be good? I wanted to tie up some foam/cork poppers and try in october before it gets too cold.

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