Pete & Tex Maina and Esox Lucius expert, Jack Penny, venture 150 miles just shy of the arctic circle to Lac la Marte, in Canada’s Northwest Territory. Catch this episode Tuesday, Jan. 17th @ 1pm EST and again Thursday, Jan. 19th @ 10am EST on NBC Sports Network! Check out the show preview!
Watch as this angler reels in a dink pike only to catch a bigger pike with the little guy! Don’t you just love it when that happens?
Ever try your hand at Fly Fishing? Be sure to tune in this week to see Pete Maina fly fish for giant northern pike! Tuesday @ 1:00 pm EST and Thursday @ 7:30 am EST on the Versus Network.
Pete Maina and his father Tex on their annual Father/Son Fishing Trip with John Gillespie at Andy Meyers Lodge in Eagle Lake, Ontario CA.
Pete’s friend Aurel Hernyak lives in Hungry and has a passion for Big Fish. Recently Aurel and one of his good friends fished for Pike in the Baltics. They put together this amazing clip of HUGE Pike that give Europe it’s infamous reputation.
To me, when it comes to the hard water season, northern pike are my favorite target for a lot of reasons. First, they are bigger fish that have teeth. And they pull hard and move fast. And another real neat thing to me, is that they are generally pretty easy to target on waters with a decent population. Good action can usually be found, and the best part of all-for someone who’s never been too keen on rising early, is that midday hours are generally best. You normally don’t need to start early or stay late into the dark.
If you really want to be most effective in targeting pike (or realistically any species for that matter), the first move is to make some phone calls and line up friends to go along. And that’s the neat thing about ice. A boat limits those who can all go along. It’s pretty much unlimited on the ice. Round up some folks, because the more holes or sets you are allowed to use, the quicker you should be able to pattern pike.