Monster pike has always been a Lake Nipissing staple. It is not unusual to go out for a day of pike fishing and see four or five fish in the forty plus inch range. Not to mention all of the smaller ones that will be caught to fill in the gaps. With Hunters Bay and Lonely Island located just minutes on either side of camp, fishermen have easy access to some of the best Northern Pike waters Nipissing has to offer. From August on when the nights starts to cool, is the best time to get into a good boat load of Pike. Casting or trolling spoons, spinnerbaits and bucktails are your best bet when trying to land a trophy gator. Be sure to come equipped with a good quality net, a long pair of needle nosed pliers and lots of steel leaders, all of these items will make your trip less stressful and may even save you a couple fingers, lol. Northern Pike guided trips are also available upon request.
Northern Pike are plentiful and easy to catch in Lake Nipissing. They are found just about everywhere. The real question is where are the big ones.
Lake Nipissing has a diverse structure. Most of the lake is wide-open water but there are many islands, shoals and deep weedy plateaus, which create habitat for schools of baitfish such as Whitefish, Lake Herring, Perch and Walleyes. The big Northern Pike tend to stay where they can ambush prey so most likely you will have to go out to the hot Perch and Walleye spots and use some bigger lures like Daredevils, Swim Whizzes, large spinner baits, jerk baits, big jigs and big minnows. You will also catch pike in the traditional places like weedy bays but the big ones stay where the food is.
Northern Pike in Lake Nipissing are common in the 2 to 5 pound range. Guests who specifically go fishing for pike will catch them up to 15-pounds with the occasional monster in the over-20-pound class. Lake Nipissing is a big lake with big fish so it's safe to say there are lots of massive trophy pike hanging around.
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