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Ice Out Pike A Success

  • trapsht
    Participant
    Rockford, Il
    Posts: 311
    #1620799

    I returned from a whirlwind 3 day trip at Pasha Lake last week. Once the weather cooperated so did the fish. I was expecting to find them sunbathing in the shallow bays. After a lot of fishing and not catching, I transitioned to the first drop off leading into the bays and it was game on! I quickly caught the biggest pike of my life only to have it come unbuttoned right at the boat. Good thing I was the only guy on the lake, as there were a few choice words coming from my mouth. The pike were attracted to flash and would follow bucktails and spoons right up to the boat, but would not bite. I switched to a jerkbait and it was a game changer. Stud bait of the trip was a #10 Xrap in river perch.

    I spent one day on L. Nipigon chasing brookies and pike. Caught a 21″ brook trout and a fat pike(pic attached)and yes thats snow on the bank. Even thought the pike were in 10-15 fow, Nipigon is so clear that I was still able to sight fish for them. Can’t wait to get back and further explore this massive body of water.

    I haven’t been to Pasha Lake in a few years. There are a lot of improvements happening. A huge brand new (wife approved) cabin is being built and a few cabin remodels. Definitely a nice place to take the family. I’m going back in the fall for walleyes!

    trapsht
    Participant
    Rockford, Il
    Posts: 311
    #1620812

    Forgot the pics

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    trapsht
    Participant
    Rockford, Il
    Posts: 311
    #1620816

    Last one

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    patk
    Participant
    Nisswa, MN
    Posts: 1997
    #1620913

    Thanks for the follow up and great to hear your trip went well!

    I’m a little jealous, five years since I’ve been to Pasha and want to go back.

    James Holst
    Keymaster
    SE Minnesota
    Posts: 18805
    #1620931

    The area around nipigon is truly special. And Chad and family run a great resort. I’m hoping to get up there late summer.

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