Ontario Northern Pike Fishing

Between local conservation efforts and resort owners imposing their own catch and release policies, the population of Northern Pike in Ontario is growing every year. As the smaller fish population grows, so does the size of the true trophy fish up here. Ontario is one of the best locations on earth to fish for Pike.

Northern Pike Fishing Techniques

  • Dardevle are the most common lure for Pike
  • Large sucker minnows are the best live bait
  • Pike prefer the flashiest presentation you can muster
  • The flashier the better so spoons tend to be your best bet overall
  • An assortment of spoons, plugs, and crank baits is ideal
  • Pike are found along weedy flats by the lakeshore or in shallow marshy bays

Northern Pike Fishing Regulations

  • None greater than 27.5 in (70 cm) to 35 in (90 cm)
  • Not more than 1 greater than 35 in (90 cm)
  • Sport license possession limit – 4; Conservation license possession limit – 2