Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Early Bite

As the ice clears in lakes throughout the northern Midwest, toothy critters are on the prowl. Northern pike are among the earliest targets for lake anglers. Look for areas with a dark bottom that are are a few degrees warmer than the main lake to attract pike. Marinas are also prime spots as they also warm up quicker. Take an 8-wt. outfit with a baitfish pattern and a few feet of 40-60 lb. fluorocarbon as a bite tippet. Capt. Brian Mezaros of Great Lakes Fly Fishing shows an April Lake St. Clair nothern while the Fishdog looks on.

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