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    So here's the deal. I'm fairly new to the area and just recently took up ice fishing. I set some goals for myself
    1. Catch pike through the ice
    2. Get a big char out of Big Lake
    3. Catch burbot
    4. Get a respectable lake trout

    I would've thought getting a pike would be simple. As it turned out its not! I've fished for five days and only hooked one (the first 20 minutes I fished for them)
    I got the char already and fished burbot tonight with good success. (Hooked 6 landed 4)
    What am I doing wrong? I normally fish 3 tip-ups and jig. I must admit, I'm starting to get a complex!
    Any advice I could get would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you in advance, Kris

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    Remember pike in southcentral are an invasive species so you want to get rid of them so the other fish can survive for you to catch.
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    Just go to a lake listed as having pike and has a five tip up limit. Bait with whole herring and wait the whole day watch a movie or three and wait to get a flag. An underwater doesn't hurt either to find the weeds (without it you could be fishing over flat sediment for 8 hours and wonder where the fish are). Buy two more tip ups also the more lines in the water the better.

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    It helps if you fish in an area with a high concentration of pike.
    Figure 8 lake will be sure to get you a few, usually smaller.
    Trapper lake is good for a bunch too.
    There are plenty of lakes with pike in them, but you may have to fish for quite a while to actually get one.

    How are you coming on that lake trout?
    Justin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adventures View Post
    It helps if you fish in an area with a high concentration of pike.
    Figure 8 lake will be sure to get you a few, usually smaller.
    Trapper lake is good for a bunch too.
    There are plenty of lakes with pike in them, but you may have to fish for quite a while to actually get one.

    How are you coming on that lake trout?
    I don't get my vexlar until the 2nd week in march, so I haven't even tried them yet. I have caught 30# lakers in Oregon before though, so their at the bottom of the list!

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