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Old 04-24-2012, 10:01 PM
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Default Do pike go for fig. 8's?

anyone catch big pike on figure 8's or is it a musky only practice?
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:30 AM
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I had a real lazy, low follow last year on LOTW. Fish weren't aggressive all week long, I was throwing a Jimmy tube bait. Figure 8'd the fish for almost 2 minutes before it hit, 40" pike.

Had a couple other pike in that size range do the same thing that trip, lazy slow follows.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:58 PM
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They sure do. I've even caught a walleye on a f8 with a crankbait!
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:35 PM
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hmmm good to know. We usually try to get stuff in the water quick when there's a fish "shopping", but I've never don the figure 8. I just got a new Toothtamer 8' rod so maybe I'll try it this year. A 7' bass rod isn't very comfortable for Fig 8's obviously which is what I've used in the past.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:26 AM
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I think you'll like the Toothtamer rods, I have a couple and they are my go to rods for musky or northerns.

I have only figure 8'd when I see one flollowing, but seems some are doing it much more...may have to do it a bit more.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:12 AM
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Since were talking figure 8's...A little tip. Don't be in a hurry to make another cast, ALWAYS make at least a "L" when you bring your bait back to the boat, wheather you see a follow or not. You don't want to miss those "late" followers.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:22 PM
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Since were talking figure 8's...A little tip. Don't be in a hurry to make another cast, ALWAYS make at least a "L" when you bring your bait back to the boat, wheather you see a follow or not. You don't want to miss those "late" followers.
X2 ! My son pulled his lure up right next to the boat & had a pike lunge out of the water after it ! Big splash & scared the h.... out of him. We also had a small mouth almost in the net when a large pike came and nailed it.........that was something to see..........nature at its best. Fish
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