Episode #394 It’s Like Candy for Pike

Today Charlie is up to Cree Lake in Northern Saskatchewan.
Northern Fly-in lodges are well known for great fishing, and Cree Lake Lodge is home to the best Pike fishing Charlie has ever experienced. Everyone wants to catch giant fish, but sometimes traditional methods aren’t the best, but you can do more. Finesse fishing can really put the odds in your favour, but you need to balance your tackle properly, and this little finesse presentation has been responsible for some of the largest Pike Charlie has ever caught! It’s almost like Candy for Pike, some true giants this week on ….Fishful Thinking!!

Species:  Northern Pike

Tackle for Pike:

- Daiwa Ballistic LT light and tough spinning reels

-  20 lb test Seaguar Smackdown performance braided lines

-  Daiwa Tatula 2-piece spinning rods with X45 Bias Graphite construction

-  Knot 2 Kinky - Nickel Titanium leader wire

-  Freedom 1/8 oz Marabou Swing Jig with Changeable hook

-  Set The Hook -  Flat Sided Shad with Bait Fuel

-  Viking 100% waterproof jackets, pants and bibs

-  100% protection from UV A, B, and C with REVO sunglasses

-  Comfort lite boots by Viking

-   Mercury 60 hp 4-stroke outboard motor

Technique: Sight fishing a finesse 1/8 oz Freedom Marabou jig for giant Pike. Not only do you need to stay quiet and not move suddenly in the boat, but quality sunglasses like the Revo brand will help you see deeper and more shadows than cheaper brands.  Quality eyewear is part of your essential equipment, much like your best rod and reel.

Special Thanks:  Family owned and operated – Cree Lake Lodge

A home away from home in Northern Saskatchewan, specializing in Trophy Lake Trout and Pike on remote waters

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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