Shallow bays are the top areas to start your search for northern pike. The prime time for fishing shallow bays in when the water temperatures ranging from 65 to 70 degrees. Look for weed beds––pike will be waiting deep down in the weeds waiting to ambush prey. A suspending jerkbait like the Jackall Squad Minnow 128 is an excellent choice when fishing for pike. While fishing a jerkbait be sure to slow your retrieve down and make long pauses. If the weeds are exceptionally thick, a soft plastic jerkbait will help you fish through weed beds. Looks for holes in the weed beds and allow your soft-bodied jerkbait to gently glide into the holes. In most lakes pike are feeding on perch and shad. Match your lure color with the main forage on your lake to catch trophy northern pike!