Re: Northern Pikeminnow
I've caught my share and if there is one feature that I would head to first it would be rock.
rip-rap,,,gravel bottom or just chunked boulders alongside the shoreline.
Don't try to fish too deep at first. I have caught many in over twenty foot of water but eight to fifteen foot is my bread and butter depths.
If using bait put on a slip bobber and let the bait drift ten to twenty inches off the bottom. Just feed the line and let the bobber cover some territory. This is an easy way to see if a school is holding or feeding in a spot you are not really anchored in.
Spring is tough. I really think the season should open around mid June and not close till mid November. The warm and stable fall temps really make turning a profit an actuality.
I fugure I have to catch 6 fish just to begin breaking even for a days outing. I have had a couple. hundred dollar days but never in the spring.
Good luck and let us know how you do.