Northern Pike Fishing Voyageurs National Park | Crane Lake, MN

Northern Pike Fishing - Voyageurs National Park

Northern Minnesota and Voyageurs National Park is one of the best areas to fish big Northern Pike in the country.

Best Lakes to Fish Northern Pike

  • Namakan Lake
  • Sand Point Lake
  • Crane Lake
  • Kabetogama Lake
  • Rainy Lake

Best time to catch Northern Pike:

Late morning and early afternoon tend to be the best time to catch big Northerns. 

Late May and early June tend to be the best season for Northern fishing. Pike spawn around April’s full moon cycle regardless if there’s open water or ice. After they spawn they look to regain weight lost during their spawn.

How to Fish Northern Pike:

Big Northern Pike tend to feed from below. They eat live bait in the 4 – 15 inch range or lures that look like injured or dying fish.

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