Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle

18.0 in. Northern Pike caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 03/23/12

Posted by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle Expert Member over 8 years ago

18.0 in. Northern Pike caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 03/23/12
18.0" Northern Pike caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing on Friday March 23, 2012 at 03:30 near Walled Lake in Oakland County, Michigan (MI), United States North America using a 1/2 oz. White Roostertail w/silver blade a In-Line Spinner by Rooster Tail (Worden's)

..............as noted in my previous posting, water temp was 66 degrees. This 18 inch northern pike is one of two fish caught on a 1/2 oz white roostertail w/ silver blade. As many of you know, I enjoyed a lot of success last fall using in-line spinners. I wanted to see if I could tempt some larger fish or crappie by using this too cover water faster last night. It seems like the pike agreed, but I have a hunch that the bass are more likely to hit the redworms I am using for the sunfish. If the weather holds this weekend I hope to try different areas and baits to establish a pattern that holds for sunfish, bass, and pike.

I am still using a the 12lb test nanofil from last year and have yet to notice any significant line twist. I may change to 8 or 10 lb test on this rig as I am not afraid of being broken off and with zero stretch I can still set a hook and land about any fish that swims in these lakes while increasing my casting distance.

In case you did not see my prior post, I caught 4 fish, 3 bass and a northern pike (all photographed and released) in just over an hour of fishing. See picture of largest bass in my previous post.

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