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    Default Fairbanks area pike?

    New to Fairbanks but not Alaska. I'm trying to find somewhere I can drive to and have a reasonable chance of finding pike from shore. Thanks!

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    The ponds off South Cushman hold pike.
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    Maybe somewhere a little more scenic... Lol. Thanks, though. I was thinking more out toward North Pole/Salcha but I'm still pretty clueless here.

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    Stocked lakes on Ft Wainwright

    Minto Flats

    Dall River

    George Lake

    Nowitna River
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    Thanks, stid. I'll look into those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coho slayer View Post
    Thanks, stid. I'll look into those.

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    I hadn't heard it had pike. Guess I can check that out. Most other suggestions require a boat or plane.

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    Most any clear or clearish water slough off the Tanana could hold pike. You might try the mouth of the Chena too.
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    Sounds good, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iofthetaiga View Post
    Most any clear or clearish water slough off the Tanana could hold pike. You might try the mouth of the Chena too.
    Sloughs off the Chena do as well, although it's pretty hit-and-miss. I once saw a kid pull a small pike out of Badger Slough. Also, pretty much any gravel pit along the Tanana, which can be some pretty weird fishing.

    I've heard of pike in the slough behind the boat launch at the lower Chatanika campground but don't have firsthand knowledge that they're there.
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    Watch private property! ask permission even if you are just crossing someone's land!

    I think the best thing to do is get a map and fish ever pond/slough within 50 miles, people don't like giving up spots, I've found a couple. Minto Flats is the best bet, need a boat or canoe though.
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    All the lakes across the Rich from Eielson are loaded with pike.

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    Pike 6 July.jpgWater is starting to heat up. Saw 4-5 fish break the surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlshore View Post
    Sloughs off the Chena do as well, although it's pretty hit-and-miss. Also, pretty much any gravel pit along the Tanana, which can be some pretty weird fishing.
    This has been my experience as well.

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    Might and please note the word Might give Chena Marina a Call about Spring Fishing out at DeadMan Lake. Matt might chat your ear off. Only issue is the cost of flying in.

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