After you tell me where to buy big shiners (see my other post from today), maybe you can steer me in the direction of books or articles on fall fishing for big pike. I have the old In Fisherman "Pike" book, buy there isn't a lot in there about early fall fishing. I like to go around the end of September, beginning of October. I think it's just before turnover.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988