L = Length
D = Distribution/Habitat
S = Similar Fish
K = Key Identifying Characteristics

Northern Pike

  • Fish in weed beds, shallow areas, rocky bars or below falls & streams. Use floating crank baits and spinners that ride just above the weed beds. Pike often times hide out in these areas and will attack your lure with a vengeance. If you find you’re getting hooked up in the weeds more often than not use a weed less lure or a floating jointed Rapala.

Walleye

  • During the day, look to deeper water over rocks, mid-lake shoals, reefs and in weedy cover. At this time, one of the easiest and most effective tactics is to drift and jig just off bottom over likely cover until you locate a school.
  • Some anglers prefer to troll using spinners, spoons, and deep-running crankbaits. Others specialize in the presentations of minnows, night crawlers, crayfish, or leeches.

Small Mouth Bass

  • During the day, look to deeper water over rocks, mid-lake shoals, reefs and in weedy cover. At this time, one of the easiest and most effective tactics is to drift and jig just off bottom over likely cover until you locate a school.
  • Some anglers prefer to troll using spinners, spoons, and deep-running crankbaits. Others specialize in the presentations of minnows, night crawlers, crayfish, or leeches.

Brook Trout/Lake Trout

  • Brook trout love live bait. A hook, worm, and split-shot combination is a simple and effective way to catch them. They also eat minnows, leeches, and insects. Small to mid-sized spoons, worm-tipped spinners, minnow-imitating crankbaits, small jigs, and artificial flies are also good baits.
  • Lake trout inhabit cold, deep bodies of water, often feeding near shore at ice-out and moving deeper as waters warm. The best method to catch lake trout is deep-water trolling. Proven lures are spinners, spoons, plugs, streamers and wet flies. The best live bait is large minnows.
  • Fish near overhanging trees, submerged wood, and rocky points and shoals, casting into small pools behind rocks in a rapids area can result in great success. As waters warm, brook & lake trout move deeper, becoming harder to find and slightly harder to catch.