Big Pike will also move into channels where there is current or if it's a place where Walleye migrate through. This enables the Pike to ambush Walleyes. Another hot spot is between small islands or channels between lakes.
Late Summer and Fall: Late summer and fall can be a strange time for pike fishing. In some lakes they stay in their usual areas. In some Lakes the Pike go deep. If you are not catching Pike in the normal shallow areas, try fishing deep with a 3-way swivel rig or troll off shore with Down-Deep Husky Jerks.
Lures: Traditionally the best lures and probably the most popular lures are the Red-&-White Dardevle and the Yellow 5-of-Diamonds Dardevle. You use the red in clear water and the yellow in murky water. Spinnerbaits, Crankbaits, Bucktails and Williams Weedless Spoons also work well. When using a Dardevle, try casting up high and just before the lure hits the water, jerk it towards you so the lure slaps the surface. This slap sound seems to trigger a better feeding response from bigger Pike.
Pike are also well known for hitting surface lures. Jitterbugs and Spooks are excellent for Pike. A growing trend in Pike fishing, which is getting very popular, is fly-fishing for Pike. With large Pike flies, you can drop the fly in an opening in the middle of thick weeds, which would not be practical for normal lures.
Points leading into weedy bays
Along Wild Rice beds where there are lots of Walleyes
Stream or river mouth
In the thick cabbage weed or other big leaf weeds
Under lily Pads
Narrows between lakes or open water where Walleyes migrate
Drop offs close to thick shallow weeds
Shoals or rocky points where the bass and Walleye hang out is a good spot. If the Walleyes or bass stop feeding, it may mean a big Pike has started to feed. This is when you switch to something big and flashy.