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Pike fishing with a minnow
Jan 10, 2021 17:52:03   #
mistred64 Loc: Grayslake, illinois
 
Hello. I live in Northern Illinois and unfortunately only get one weekly fishing trip per year. I take whichever family can go with and we go Northern Pike and Bass fishing on Big McKenzie lake in Spooner Wisconsin. We use one rod with a northern minnow on a bobber and one for casting. Anyone familiar with the lake and how do you fish it?



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Jan 10, 2021 19:53:09   #
flyguy Loc: So. Padre Island, TX. 1 & 2, & S.E. MN. 3-12
 
mistred64 wrote:
Hello. I live in Northern Illinois and unfortunately only get one weekly fishing trip per year. I take whichever family can go with and we go Northern Pike and Bass fishing on Big McKenzie lake in Spooner Wisconsin. We use one rod with a northern minnow on a bobber and one for casting. Anyone familiar with the lake and how do you fish it?


Welcome to the Forum, mistred, From the picture, it looks like your system works.

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Jan 10, 2021 22:22:44   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
mistred64 wrote:
Hello. I live in Northern Illinois and unfortunately only get one weekly fishing trip per year. I take whichever family can go with and we go Northern Pike and Bass fishing on Big McKenzie lake in Spooner Wisconsin. We use one rod with a northern minnow on a bobber and one for casting. Anyone familiar with the lake and how do you fish it?


Welcome to the Stage Mistred, sorry can't help you. 1 fishing trip per year? WOW, I complain about once a week during warm weather. Good Luck and Tight Lines!

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Jan 11, 2021 10:02:03   #
Bob O Loc: Palatine, IL
 
Hello Neighbor! I travel from Palatine, IL to fish northern pike. Your lake and nearby Bangs Lake and Lake Zuric produce some very impressive northerns in the winter using 5-7 inch bait fish 3+ ft. under the surface on tip-ups, or spinners and spoons in summer, and of course your live bait under a bobber. Good luck!

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Jan 11, 2021 14:28:30   #
mistred64 Loc: Grayslake, illinois
 
My 23 yr old daughter gets out fishing more than I do. She's my fisherman.

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Jan 11, 2021 20:34:41   #
fishinphil
 
i wonder what would happen if you used a southern minnow below the bobber.....

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Jan 13, 2021 15:59:26   #
mistred64 Loc: Grayslake, illinois
 
What is a southern minnow??

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