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    where is a good place to catch winter time pike near fairbanks?

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    Doesn't look like anyone is responding...I have the same question, but looking for a place close to Wasilla...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakata View Post
    where is a good place to catch winter time pike near fairbanks?
    You're going to be hard-pressed to get people to tell you their favorite spot but one that everybody knows about is Outboard Pit, and another is Bathing Beauty. I also understand that there's a ton of pike in the lake in the new park at South Cushman, but I've never fished there myself. As a general rule you can find pike in gravel pits close to the Tanana in both Fairbanks and North Pole.

    You can also go to the Alaska Lakes Database at the ADF&G website and search by species. It's not comprehensive by any means but it'll give you some places to start.

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    I heard rumor there's a 50 incher lurking in Bathing Beauty pond. All I ever catch is hammer handles though.

    Go get em!

    All I'll charge is a photo as finders fee lol
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    All the lakes across from Eielson used to be loaded with pike...at least back in the 80s

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    I've hooked a few on 28 mile pond just south of Eielson. Nothing big but they're in there.
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    What do you guys use for baits or lures, how do you fish for them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakata View Post
    What do you guys use for baits or lures, how do you fish for them?
    I use my homemade quickstrike rigs with a hooligan or herring on it.
    Jigs also work good.
    I make my own but I do like the airplane jig.
    Spoons can be good also.
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    Pike are surprisingly willing to take almost anything. Try large tube jigs....like 4 to 6 inches.

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    I have had success jigging with large silver spinners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akiceman25 View Post
    I heard rumor there's a 50 incher lurking in Bathing Beauty pond. All I ever catch is hammer handles though.

    Go get em!

    All I'll charge is a photo as finders fee lol
    Sounds like it's time for a remake of Grumpy Old Men....Alaskan Vacation

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