Giant Summer Pike

Dreaming of summer already? Here's an easy way to find giant pike when it does come again.

North American Fisherman has chased giant northern pike from a myriad of lakes and rivers from the midwest to the northern reaches of Canada. The really big ones tend to be elusive, but we learned of a spot to find them escaping the heat of the summer.

The Mississippi River widens near Red Wing, Minnesota, and one of those wide spots is the marina we put in on. Think about the depth of most marinas, and what might be lurking in those deep holes. Then just grab a sucker minnow...


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