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imsafanct



Joined: 05 Aug 2013
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:58 am    Post subject: Pike Lures Reply with quote

Pike are my goal for the Fall, on the CT River. Currently, I've got a host of Crankin' Raps that go to 7'-8', some traditional spinner baits, a bucktail Meps #5 and a 3/4 ounce Daredevil spoon. What am I missing? Thanks.

-Eric
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avidangler



Joined: 08 Jan 2013
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Location: Forestville

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eppinger ® Dardevle Spoon

SPRO ® Bronzeye Jr. Frog

Hopkins ® Shorty Spoon

Rapala ® X-RAP Extreme Action Slashbait

Strike King ® Kevin Vandam Pro-Style Spinnerbait

EXCELLENT LURES FOR NORTHERN PIKE!

I'm headed to Winchester to try in the morning.
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imsafanct



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Randy,

Do you use a wire leader or braid? Thanks.

-Eric
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avidangler



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

imsafanct wrote:
Randy,

Do you use a wire leader or braid? Thanks.

-Eric


I use a wire leader with both.Black with mono and black with braid.12 or 18 inch. 30 lb.They don't seem to care when a lure goes zipping by them.They jusy attack on impulse.I don't think silver would be a problem either but,it does flash in the sunlight.The black would be less of a distraction in my opinion.
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Redneckangler



Joined: 05 May 2012
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Location: Meriden, CT

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All good stuff already mentioned. I've got several Spro swimbaits and other big perch, bluegill or baby bass lures. I throw big sticks like the Diawa or Yozi crystal minnow types as well. I typically fish with a heavy mono or flouro leader and don't have problems with break off. I just have to check after hits and sometimes tie on a new section. My favorite technique is a crossover from saltwater big game trolling. I'll have a liveline or two out while I cast to areas. If I get a swirl, miss or follow I'll have a free swimming jumbo shiner rigged and ready in the livewell and pitch it out. Almost always end up with a pike attached in seconds. I'll be fishing the CT River later in October and as long as it stays ice-free.
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ripline



Joined: 26 Feb 2012
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Location: Shelton

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lot's to choose from but I love larger plastics like 7 fin-s (arkansas shiner) and white houdini shads. The 5 of diamonds is my favorite spoon.
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Michael



Joined: 28 Jan 2012
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Location: Bridgeport

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

X-Rap Jointed Shad XJS-13
Large Buzzbaits
X-Rap Prop XRPR-11
Flat Rap FLR-10
Jointed Deep Husky Jerk JDHJ-12

Brown Trout color on the FLR-10 would be a killer and so would Yellow Perch on the JDHJ-12
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avidangler



Joined: 08 Jan 2013
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Location: Forestville

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ripline wrote:
Lot's to choose from but I love larger plastics like 7 fin-s (arkansas shiner) and white houdini shads. The 5 of diamonds is my favorite spoon.


Soft plastics work as well....yes.
Only problem i have found...They get mangled!
Also like the rapala BXM 10 but,the soft wood gets chewed to $H!T!! Shocked
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imsafanct



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone seems to be raving about the Bronzeye Jr. frog. I went to Cabela's last night and they had a bunch. What color would you recommend? Thanks.

-Eric
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PECo



Joined: 06 Oct 2009
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Location: Avon, CT

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

imsafanct wrote:
Everyone seems to be raving about the Bronzeye Jr. frog. I went to Cabela's last night and they had a bunch. What color would you recommend? Thanks.

-Eric

I've been using a Green/Yellow Koppers LIVETARGET Frog (Hollow Body) for a while and it has held up better than any hollow body frog I've used:

http://www.livetargetlures.com/products/freshwater/frog_hollow.php
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AfternoonFisher



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:45 pm    Post subject: frog Reply with quote

wont a pike destroy a hollow belly frog? - if that's not the case, how to you fish them for pike? just in the weeds or weed edges? what kind of retrieve, and how fast?
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