Northern Pike Fishing
Northern pike are greenish brown in color with milky-white bellies. Their flanks have white spots extending from the gill to the base of the caudal fin. The large head of the northern pike contains numerous razor-sharp teeth. This gamefish is found throughout the province of Saskatchewan and is in abundance in most northern regions.
Northern pike can usually be found in large, slow-moving, heavily vegetated rivers or warm, weedy bays of lakes. They can generally be found within the top five meters of a body of water during the spring and fall months. During the summer months, northern pike will seek cooler, deeper waters. Besides smaller gamefish, northern pike will also consume leeches, crayfish and freshwater shrimp. Small birds and mammals such as mice, muskrats and ducklings have also been known to frequent the diet if the pike. Northern pike spawn in early April, and their eggs are broadcast in small numbers over flooded grasses or submerged vegetation upon which they remain and incubate.
Suggested Tackle for Northern Pike Fishing
We suggest using 15 to 20 lb. fishing line with any reel that will hold heavy line. 6 to 7 ft. medium action rods are recommended. 12" steel leaders work best.
For tackle we suggest using the legendary Len Thompson Red & White spoon along with the Yellow 5-of-diamonds spoons. Spinner baits, top water plugs and crank baits will also work well for pike fishing at Otter Lake.
Where Can I Fish for Northern Pike?
Northern pike can be found in following Thompson's Camps lakes:
- Otter Lake
- Day Fly-Out Lakes: Dead Lake, Fontaine Lake, Hickson Lake, Propp Lake, Whitefish Lake and Whitemoose Lake
- Outpost Camp Lakes: Bill's Lake, Dead Lake, Hickson Lake
- Twin Falls Lodge
- Thompson's Camps Otter Lake Resort
- Canadian Fishing Outpost Camps