Episode #368 Spoons Can Be Magic

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

Pike can be a very aggressive fish and spoons can bring out some amazing strikes, but these aggressive hits can also result in hooking them deep.  If you are going to fish for aggressive species, have the tools ready. Today is a perfect example of showing how to extract the lure from deeply caught Pike with a much less damaging way of removing the hook.  Then, Pike aren’t the only species that can’t resist a wobbling spoon. Giant Lake Trout are also on that list and sometimes its hard to decide what to fish for first.

Species :  Northern Pike / Lake Trout


Pike: Daiwa Tatula rods with X-45 Bias Graphite construction, Daiwa Tatula 200 reels with T-Wing System, 30 lb test Seaguar Smackdown braided lines, 1 oz Len Thompson spoons, Mustad 1/0 Triple Grip hooks, 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.

Lake Trout: Daiwa Saltist Line counter reels with 6:1.1 gear ratio, Daiwa Great Lake trolling rods with triangular foam grip, Len Thompson Spoons, 50lb test Seaguar Threadlock High Impact Braided lines, 30lb test Seaguar 100% Fluorocarbon 25 ft shock leader, 50lb test Seaguar 100% Fluorocarbon 6-foot leaders, Revo Sunglasses, Viking 100% water and windproof Jackets and Bibs, Viking Comfort Lite boots, Mercury 60 hp 4-stroke motors.

Technique: Casting and trolling spoons for Pike and Lake Trout

Special Thanks:  Daiwa Rods and Reels

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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