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    Default Lures for river Pike fishing

    Heading to the village this weekend and hear the Pike are coming into the river. Coffee colored river with current and small sloughs. What size and lures should I bring? I did good last year later in the summer with rubber gray mice and also #3 orange Vibrax..

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    i always used white spinner baits for pike. ones with a big willow blade on them
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    Steve, I always do really well using spinnerbaits with a spinning rod and large black leeches with a fly rod. On a side note, why not bring a bow and do some bow fishing. Bowfishing for pike is a lot of fun.

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    Yeah I have tried spinner baits in lakes for them but not in rivers. I don't think they are too picky where I am going, I just don't have any gear for them and want to buy tested stuff. Bow fishing sounds fun but these are actually hard to see and hang under the banks. I'll post some feed back and pics late next week. Thanks!

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    I always enjoy using top water lures for pike. Large jitterbugs, buzzbaits, zara spooks and musky plugs to name a few. Can't go wrong with daredevils, krocodiles and silver minnows either.

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    I use wolverines bloody nose spoons and their "bite me elmo".
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    We like to use top water rat, duck and bird looking lures. I buy a few new crazy Musky lures from Cabelas every year just to try something new. Man they slam the baby duck lures! I use a lure called a "Frog Bert" for a long time and they would rip it apart. Looks like a from, has rabbit fur legs and spoon with a treble hook between the legs! Pure gold!
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    Right on guys, thanks!

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    Another one that I like to use on either rivers or lakes is a medium diving crankbait. Rainbow trout patterns on a 2-4" crankbait are deadly, with an erratic reel-jerk-pause rhythm

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    I would bring a handful of kodiak customs skirted spinners single hook in #5 and #6. Our 3-day trip over this past weekend found pink/purple, blue, and white/red work very nicely. The pink/purple by far out performed any other colors. We used them in the weeds and river, even caught fish skipping them on the top.






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    AKnook also caught a few with the fly rod.
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    Nice job guys!!

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    Right on Jedi! What part of the state? I'll be near Mcgrath. Where can I get the Kodiak customs in Anchorage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazersteve View Post
    Right on Jedi! What part of the state? I'll be near Mcgrath. Where can I get the Kodiak customs in Anchorage?
    We did a 3 day at Minto Flats, thanks to a friend in the 501st Alaskan Outpost Legion http://www.501st.com/members/garriso...?garrisonId=61 (TB5898 Biker Scout & Darth Vader) caught and released over 100 pike most between 24-35 inches.


    Check the KCFT website http://www.kodiakcustom.com/dealers/

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    Will do, thanks!

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    Get some heavy wire leaders and big single hooks and have it just sit on the bottom of the river with a 10 inch herring...can be slower fishing but big fish potential.

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