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Old 23-02-2014, 21:40
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Default Pike bait in winter ?

Hello fellas what's is your best winter pike bait? What is your tip for flooded rivers ?

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Old 23-02-2014, 23:23
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Default Re: Pike bait in winter ?

I reckon Mick b is your bloke for this question but for my twopence worth flooded rivers and pike don't go hand in hand easily. There is always the option of backwaters and slacks but I would take the easy way out and fish lakes until the flood dies down and the sediment drops out of the water for pike.
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Old 24-02-2014, 07:55
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Back water and side streams any water off the main run can be very productive. The bait fish move into these areas when the main river is in flood. I used to fish on the Thames at Mapeldurham beside it having a weir pool it has a mill pond below the weir this would be a real hot spot when the river was up. Sink and draw or wobbling with mounted sprat is my favourite method But in flood half a herring can be good.
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For me this year, lamprey and smelt have been the baits that have picked up the largest fish in the rivers.
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