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Spin fishing for pike this is how it works

Spin fishing for pike can be a lot of fun, the often aggressive predators are often not exactly picky when it comes to bait and the best way to get the bait from all native predatory fish is by repeated stimulation. Nevertheless, there are a few things to consider in order to fish successfully with artificial lures such as wobblers, spoons, rubber fish, spinners or other creations. How to successfully fish for pike with a spinning rod and what to watch out for can be found in this article.

Pike hot spots – find pike spots

Classic: pike on spinner

The most important thing to be successful in spin fishing for pike is the choice of location. If you know where a pike is, it is already half caught, especially if it makes its way through Rob betrays.

They give you a good indication of where the pike are Schools of feed fish . The pike are usually not far there either. Nevertheless, the pike can be found in almost all waters not true to location. It has been a persistent rumor that pike are always in a permanent place. True, pike prefer Shelters, but this is completely dependent on the type of water. Almost all large pike are in the reservoirs, dams and the large pre-alpine lakes Summer in the open water to be found, far from any shelters. There the pike usually stand among the swarms of whitefish (whitefish / whitefish) on which they feed.

Not a loner

So there is often not just one pike at good fishing spots, but a few, for example a bay that is particularly attractive. That is why spin fishing for pike is particularly worthwhile Hot Spots and an extensive fishing of these often brings success. Most of the hot spots with indications as to where pike can be found are described in this article >>. Also in the article “with bait fish for pike >>” it is written about where the pike are in the different seasons.

Get the hot spots on properly

The best thing to do is to cast as close as possible to a potential pike hiding place. After the cast, the line must be tensioned immediately and the retrieval must begin slowly quick bait contact to record. It is possible that a pike standing close in shallow water or on surfaces takes the bait just seconds after the bait hits the surface of the water. You even have that quite often and get annoyed when you miss the bite.

Water lily field small lake
Any water structure can be a place for pike. But water lily fields are certainly among the most beautiful.

Fishing times the best time to catch pike

Pike are best enjoyed in the spring before and after the closed season in shallow catches. In the Sommer then more in the morning and in the evening autumn and winter then the lunchtime hours are promising.

The right size of bait for spin fishing

The correct bait size should be based on the white fish found in the water. With 8-12 cm But long baits are never completely wrong. in the summer can also use smaller baits from 4 to 8 cm very promising, while im Winter then rather 15-20 cm Catch bait better. The first mentioned middle still catches all year round.

But there are also many professionals who work on extremely large baits all year round so-called “Big Baits“Swear and catch the really big pike very successfully and selectively.

The agony of choice – you often take way too much bait with you to the water. 2-3 pieces are often sufficient. Here you get a look into one of my pike boxes.

The right color choice for spin fishing

The taste of pike is not always easy to come by. Firetigers or other noticeable patterns and colors are always good in cloudy water, however.

small pike on wobbler on the Rhine
This little pike preferred a natural arbor decor in the clear water.

Fluoro green in particular is excellent for cloudy water. With clear water, decors are more of a natural choice. Silver, white or brown tones usually match the taste of the pike. Are always very good Hechtdekore, because pike like to bite even smaller rivals so elongated, narrow and green baits almost always work on pike. Even when the pike are fat and full, they can still be stimulated.

Balzer colonel pike spoons on wood
Balzer Colonel Turn signals are next Effzett and Abu Atom | Turn signals with the best known and should not be missing in any pike box.

Pike with blinkers and spinners

These baits are especially suitable for beginners as there is little you can go wrong with them. Just hauling in catches fish. Still, I often do a few spin stops. These are recovery pauses of 2-5 seconds, so you can usually attract more pike to bite. Both baits are durable due to the built-in metal. The heavy material also results in high dead weights, with the long throws possible are.

Spinners are mainly irritating because of them Pressure waves and speak so that Lateral line organ the pike on. So they are also top bait for muddy water . Weirdo the Size 3-5 are good and proven pike lures that have caught many pike. The running depth of spinners can only be determined by hauling in a little slower or faster. If you guide the spinner more slowly, it will run deeper and vice versa, if you catch up with the spinner quickly, it will run closer to the surface of the water. It is important that the spinner blade rotates. Cheap spinners often run poorly or only with a lot of pull.

Spinner with french and willow leaf - spinner leaf on wood
On the left are a spinner with a French leaf and on the right a spinner with a willow leaf that runs deeper.

The different types of spinners

There are spinners with a willow leaf or lancet-shaped spinner and there are those with a more oval or round spinner leaf. Willow leaf spinners (far right in the picture) run deeper than the round “French” spinner leaves.

Other types of spinners are lead-headed spinners, with which you can get a little deeper and Tandemspinner which again clearly more pressure waves send out. Of course, a spinner can also be guided deeper with a bit of lead.

Another advantage of spinners and blinkers is the low price and the availability of cheap replicas that can be bought with blinkers without hesitation.

Rubber fish fishing for pike

A rubber fish for pike that is intended to be guided through mean water or close to the surface.

Rubber fish are among the best and now most popular pike baits.

Correct management of rubber fish for pike

For pike you can not only lead the rubber fish over the bottom, but it is often more successful to jig in the middle water or at least to lift it off the bottom of the water with higher jumps.

Simple entangling – that is, hauling in without a lot of action with the rod is also successful and in some waters the pike just want exactly that.

The Pike always steals from the bottom up and if you fish under it, the bites stay away. So it is advisable to fish a little higher than too deep. It can only be deeper in winter.

Sound out fishing spots with the rubber fish

If you make the first casts at an unknown fishing spot, then I recommend first to use the bait with regular ground contact, so you will quickly notice how deep it is and in what places Bumps gives. The structure of the soil can also be felt easily. If in doubt, simply pull the rubber bait on the lead head over the soil. When the ground is muddy, the jig head also likes to sink into the mud. If you have weed on the hook you should of course fish a little shallower.

Small clouds of mud that the rubber fish stirs up with every contact with the ground are another factor that makes the bait interesting for pike.

Rubber fish for summer and winter

Rubber fish of different colors on stone
It is always a good idea to have a small selection of different colored decors with you.

Just like when you are fishing for pikeperch in summer Rubber fish with shovel tail and more action preferable while in the winter then rather no Action shads or rubbers with a small shovel tail are great.

It is also important to take a swing when fishing for soft lures, as the pike rarely hooks itself here. Pikeperch also like to use gums but don’t bite so clearly.

The pike had an appetite for the Salmo Slider with pike decor.

For pike with the wobbler

Wobblers are versatile but expensive baits, but you will produce fewer hangers with them unless you throw them into the nearest tree or bush. Hardly any other bait imitates so well and realistic small fish. This makes wobblers particularly attractive. Unfortunately there are wobblers in many variants and each one runs completely differently. Shallow wobblers have a steep dive blade, while deep wobblers have a shallow and larger dive blade.

For pike, I like to use larger and beefy wobblers or those with a pike decor. My favorite bait is the Salmo Slider, a kind of jerkbait wobbler hybrid. It runs like a wobbler when it is simply cranked and when it is hit it behaves like a jerkbait.

The device for spin fishing for pike

The right reel for spin fishing for pike

Roles of Size 3000-4000 are sufficient to fish for pike with artificial bait. The brake must run smoothly and the line should be laid cleanly. Braided lines can also be fished in this way. The weight and how easily the crank turns and has no play are then rather secondary requirements for a spinning reel for pike fishing. I have created an overview of recommended spinning reels here.

The right rod for spin fishing for pike

A 2.4-3m rod with a 30-80g casting weight is a good choice for pike fishing. For smaller bodies of water it can also be a little shorter and for small or obstacle-free still waters, a casting weight of 15-45g is sufficient. Of course, the casting weight is adapted to the spinning bait. I have summarized a selection of good pike rods in this article.

The right line for spin fishing for pike

A braided line is usually best suited for spin fishing, as direct contact with the bait is guaranteed. In very clear water and when fishing with wobblers, spoons and spinners are Monofilaments around 0.3-0.35 mm an alternative.

When fishing with low-stretch braided lines, load-bearing capacities are around the 5-10 kg attached, that is 0.14-0.17 mm in diameter. If there are a lot of obstacles in the water or if you have to keep the fish away from the current in one of the large rivers, stronger lines are also appropriate. Braided ones have another advantage in weedy waters or water lily fields. They prevent hang-ups and loss of bait simply by being themselves cut through the plantsshould the pike escape into it.

Guide speed when spinning for pike

The lead speed for pike shouldn’t be too fast leisurely cranking is often good, but it is always a good idea to vary it from time to time and to crank it faster. Pike are very irritable fish and sometimes want varied guided baits.

Really drill pike

I set my reel brake before I start fishing. When adjusting the brake, you should pull the bait attached to the line so that the rod plays along and not just pull the line directly from the reel. If you’ve never done this before, you’ll find that it takes a lot more force to put the brake on the rod. However, the brake must still be set strong enough for the Right off the bat to get through safely. You can find more tips on how to drill fish properly in this article


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