Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
msutton

Top Pike lures for winter

Recommended Posts

I saw some of Andy Lush's stuff Budgie. Nice bloke but not exactly cheap. Its the copper spoons I'm after. I have a few but I need to stock up a bit. I've got a order for new boat deck hatches going into Cabelas after christmas, I'll take a look then at what they've got, although I seem to remember the copper spoons were all on the small side, but I'll probably grab a few Dardevles anyway. Thanks.

 

[ 24. November 2004, 02:31 PM: Message edited by: argyll ]


'I've got a mind like a steel wassitsname'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gerry if I remember right the ones I have were brought when I actually visited Cabelas at their Sydney,Nebraska store.Dont know if they are in the catalogue,will check.


And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Harris (www.harrisangling.co.uk) do copper/gold and silver spoons. I've just got hold of some lucky strikes and kuusamo professor's.

 

Apparently they are awesome spoons.

 

Postage is free too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just a tiny point here before everyone gets carried away with cataloguing their lure collections...

Don't accept the standard advice that you have to fish deep to catch pike on lures in winter. That's nonsense. Pike usually look upwards. One very successful trick is to fish a floater-diver very slowly, so it is well off bottom, especially in coloured water when the silhoette of the plug against the light surface will provoke takes when all else fails.

Yes, you will catch pike often by fishing deep and bumping bottom, but not always. Even if a pike is on the bottom, it will happily rise six feet to strike a slow-moving target.

The biggest problem in lure fishing for some anglers is the mechanical, unthinking retrieving of baits. That leads to boredom. Try something unconventional, even in winter.

And, by the way, I agree wholeheartedly about braid (invaluable) and shads (brilliant). And don't forget neutral-bouyancy baits, that will "suspend" if you stop the retrieve.

Great fun, isn't it? That's why I haven't used a livebait for more than a decade.


Fenboy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How would you guess this lure in a 6" version would do for winter pike? And any thoughts on which colors might work best?

 

Posted Image


" My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!" - Harry Truman, 33rd US President

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks good to me Newt.So do all the colours.All much the same (judging by the picture) I would go for one dark and one light ie 02 and 06 maybe.


And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They sound ideal, Newt... exactly the sort of sink rate and action that works in winter, in my experience. Are they actually available in 6in - or even bigger? I want some!


Fenboy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

6" is the largest but if you check the BassPro website and search for xps swim, they are certainly available in that size.

 

There are larger swim baits available but most are quite a bit more expensive than the $6 for the 6" one in the BassPro XPS house brand.


" My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!" - Harry Truman, 33rd US President

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

argyll:

I saw some of Andy Lush's stuff Budgie. Nice bloke but not exactly cheap. Its the copper spoons I'm after. I have a few but I need to stock up a bit. I've got a order for new boat deck hatches going into Cabelas after christmas, I'll take a look then at what they've got, although I seem to remember the copper spoons were all on the small side, but I'll probably grab a few Dardevles anyway. Thanks.

This copper spoon is not a half bad alternative:

 

http://www.sovereignsuperbaits.co.uk/Lures...dit_spoons.html

 

Vidar Thomassen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Vidar, just what I was looking for.

See you on the 12th ?

 

[ 29. November 2004, 11:02 AM: Message edited by: argyll ]


'I've got a mind like a steel wassitsname'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...