So I posted a handful of posts down about lake turnover, but what I am really interested in is hitting some good fall pike fishing. I went to my fav pike lake, and I saw all species of fish in the shallows. I saw tons of bass panfish and even a few walleys cling to a sharp drop. I only saw one pike. It was about 5-6 pounds and was clinging tighlty to some thick reeds in shallow water. I also did not catch any pike despite my best efforts. The water temp this last weekend was still about 60 at least at the surface where my finder reads it. From a water temp standpoint, do I need to wait a bit longer? Maybee into november before I start to get more pike action?
Do people really fish as late as November around here? I know there are probably a few, but it just seems like it would be pretty tough to take getting up and going out in near freezing conditions. Maybe last weekend in Oct. will bring me some cooler water to fish.
Funny. They actually do! Some folks are lucky enough to store their rigs in heated garages though; so it's a little easier for them. But I'm not one for dressing up in a snow suit to go fishing. I'm done by Halloween.
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954