Episode #359 Set the Hook Pike

Today, the Mercury Marine Destination takes us to Cree Lake in Northern Saskatchewan.

It’s important to set the hook hard with some species of fish, and with early season Pike being the target today, it is more important than ever.  Balance your tackle accordingly and be prepared, your next cast could be the fish of a lifetime. Tight clamping jaws and a mouthful of teeth can lock onto lures, and without a proper hookset, they may simply let go like they were never hooked at all. Stay with lures that can take the abuse and have proven themselves over and over again.

Species :  Northern Pike

Tackle: Daiwa Tatula heavy action rods, Daiwa Lexa 300 reels with Winn Grip handles, 50 lb test Seaguar Threadlock High Impact braided lines, Mustad 5/0 Big Mouth Tube hooks, Freedom Stealth Live Action Hybrid jig heads, Set The Hook Nailer Swimbaits, 130 lb test Seaguar Abrazx 100% Fluorocarbon Muskie and Pike leader, Revo Sunglasses, Viking 100% water and windproof Jackets and Bibs, Mercury 60 hp 4-stroke motors.

Technique: Swimbaits for Pike

Special Thanks: Cree Lake Lodge

About Charlie Wray

Charlie Wray has been host of the very popular TV show, Fishful Thinking, since 1990. Part of the success behind the show has been the very informative format. Perfect for both the novice and experienced angler, Fishful Thinking provides entertaining insight for all audiences...read more

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