When is the Best Time To Fish for Giant, Trophy Northern Pike?
If you love to fish and have yet to go after Northern Pike, you don’t know what you’re missing! Northern Pike are real fighters, making them a favorite of many anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Pike fish are most active in cooler water temperatures – around 65° F and below. This means that in the cold Canadian waters, such as those around Kasba Lake Lodge, Northern Pike can be active all year long.
Young Northern Pike usually begin their lives in shallow water that’s thick in vegetation, which provides plenty of cover for the young fish. Later, as the fish begin to grow, they typically move to deeper water, where they have plenty of room to attain their huge size.
What constitutes “huge,” you ask? Try the Kasba Lake Lodge record for Northern Pike: 54 inches and 36 pounds! And the record for 2012 in particular was an impressive 48 inches! Now that’s what we call a real trophy fish. In fact, our Northern Pike weigh in at 6 to 8 pounds on average, and our guests bring in numerous pike each year that measure 36 to 50 inches.
Although you can certainly find trophy Northern Pike in abundance in Kasba Lake and the surrounding watersheds throughout the fishing season, the best time of year to catch the largest fish is late June and July. Typically, during these warm summer months, the large pike fish spend their time in shallow water – from 1 to 6 feet deep – where the dense vegetation provides protective cover.
You’ll quickly find what works best for these trophy pike: spoons, bass spinner baits, Sluggo-type worms, jerk baits and top-water plugs. And you won’t believe the incredible number of Northern Pike seeking refuge in the shallows of our creeks, rivers and bays!
Kasba Lake Lodge offers guests trophy Northern Pike fishing at its very best! If you’ve ever fished for Northern Pike, you understand how exciting it can be. These giant fish put up a fight that challenges any good angler. If you haven’t experienced northern pike fishing, isn’t it about time you did? Best of all Kasba Lake fishing lodge is the pioneer of catch and release fishing so our waters are as spectacular and abundant as ever.
Contact us to book your world class fishing adventure at our catch and release resort or download our current fishing trip brochure.
Fishing and scenery were awesome, guides and staff were attentive and wonderful, and accommodations, meals and camaraderie were beyond expectations. I would highly recommend this trip and plan to do it again.
Kasba Lake Lodge is the finest fishing lodge in all of Canada. Full stop. It is fantastic fishery with personal service that makes you feel at home. Whether you’re looking for Pike, Lake Trout or Arctic Graying, Kasba has it all. My next trip to Kasba will be my 13th time. I can’t seem to get enough of it.
My Son Brett, and I spent 4 days at Kasba had fabulous weather lake was calm, within 2 hrs of landing we had been fed and were out on the lake, Our Guide Jeff had us on fish right away, I dropped a jig and brought in a 27 lb laker, that was the first of six 20 lb plus lake trout in a row, i was played out from lunker after lunker hahah a great problem forsure, each day we were on big fish, shore lunchs were great, food at lodge was off the charts good, staff is awesome and friendly, the appys in lounge and visiting with everyone and a bevy sooo goood !