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    Is the bite starting to pick up yet?
    I'm thinking about heading to otter lake this weekend to look for some pike. About when do they spawn around here?
    I figure if it stays warm all week like it's supposed to it should stir things up a bit and maybe get the pike moving and feeding.
    Any thoughts ideas or suggestions are appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jibby View Post
    Is the bite starting to pick up yet?
    I'm thinking about heading to otter lake this weekend to look for some pike. About when do they spawn around here?
    I figure if it stays warm all week like it's supposed to it should stir things up a bit and maybe get the pike moving and feeding.
    Any thoughts ideas or suggestions are appreciated!
    Definitely picking up! My boy and I went out this afternoon and picked up 6. The pike seemed to be much more aggressive than they were a couple weeks ago.

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    i assume they act the same as pike any where else so as the ice is melting off they will be moving to very shallow waters which will be warmer then the rest of the lake normally to a sandyer bottom with some weeds. in mn we would get them right as ice is going out and once we could not ice fish we would fish from canoes with spinner baits or spoons. they are very aggressive in the spawning stage.
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    where is a good place for pike, look at bringing the kids this weekend

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    Went out yesterday and caught a couple. They are definetly agressive and in the shallows.

    Summmitx- I would look at the nancy lake area. Most are easily accessible

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    Default The bite is getting better

    My results from last weekend, which will be my last trip before ice-out

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...psee5189a8.jpg

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    Perfect size for keeping Berto.....big enough to get the bones out, small enough that the large ones that help regulate the population are still in there....nice take.

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    Is there any snow left on Nancy Lake? If I go may take my snow machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abob View Post
    Is there any snow left on Nancy Lake? If I go may take my snow machine.
    I was still great last weekend, but with all the sunshine I would call the hotline before going out 495-6273

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    Default Beware:

    Quote Originally Posted by Abob View Post
    Is there any snow left on Nancy Lake? If I go may take my snow machine.
    Overflow on lakes in the Nancy Lakes area can be significant this time of year!

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    Remember Nancy Lake 5 line for pike was closed 15 Mar, but any other lake in the Nancy area will still be open. I mention that just in case you had hopes of using tipups out there.

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    Well.... It may still be too early for otter lake pike. If there are in fact any pike in otter lake. Fished it today for 4 hours or so without a bite. Jigging with different baits in 6-8 feet of water, tipped with herring. I don't think I'll be going back til the ice goes out, I've been skunked out there too many times.

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