Pike more than 30 inches long favor water temperatures from 50 to 55 degrees, while muskies prefer temperatures of 67 to 72 degrees.  

Stream Rig for Split Shot

July 18, 2014 | Categories: Fishing Tips

Fishing fast water over rocky bottoms presents a special problem – how to keep from losing your entire rig. We have the answer. Use a three-way swivel by tying your line to one loop, a leader of desired length to another and a lightweight dropper line to the third loop. Pinch a dozen or so round split shot onto the bottom of the dropper line. When your rig gets caught in the rocks, a slight tug on the line will slide the shot off and free your bait. You won’t have to retie the dropper line.