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Summer Pike Strategies

Consider water depth and forage locations to find big pike of summer.

Summer Pike Strategies
Big pike are a tough critter, but understanding where they like to spend their time is the first part of the puzzle.

Editor Note: From the pages of the August/September 2024 issue of In-Fisherman magazine.

Musings on the whims and ways of summertime pike have long inspired spirited dockside discussions. The quest to better understand the warm-weather behaviors of these enigmatic predators has also sparked extensive research by In-Fisherman staffers and fishery biologists in a host of different environments. Over the years, a fistful of basic tenets and proven patterns have emerged that reliably guide us to epic Esox adventures for both numbers of fish and above-average odds of hooking up with gator-class giants.

Solid foundations on which to base any given trip's strategies...

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