canal pikeing

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Piker

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hi any tips on canal fishing for pike.
i do fish them a lot with lures and do quite well and i also fish deadbaits and do ok too , but i was wondering if there are any canal fishers who have their own little tricks and tips on fishing .. being it something useful to take when lure fishing or a deadbait colour etc i really dont mind just want to find some tricks of the trade.

sinse one of you always asks .. the canal is garstang (lancaster) canal

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Fish it as you would anyway, using features like boats, reeds, locks, backwaters, etc, where the pike might lie up for a meal to swim their way.

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I like to fish close to features, ones that stand out, or some that not everone notices, like bends in the canal, I have found these to be productive. i would say that smaller baits work well in canals, as I have found there to be a lot of jacks in them, and 3oz roach are a superb bait. Yet i know that theres is some big fish in the lancaster canal.
I dont know if I should be telling you this, but a killer lure, absolutely killer in these conditions, wait for it......................... a big muppet. They are used for sea fishing, but use a bigish one a couple of ssg's for casting weight and helping it sink, and then a really fast retrieve, whizzing them across the surface, me and joe found them to be brilliant, and the takes were superb. Try varying the retrieve though if things arnt working out

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hey piker have ya got them pics developed yet also lanky canal you could alays try for a ps2 or an olb boot or something lol.

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like a sawn off thats been dumped lol

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Hi Piker, I agree so far with the other posts, except the small roach one! Tut,Tut. Gudeon always work well suspended under a lightish float that they can't pull under. Liphooked top lip downwards so the hookpoint is out of the mouth, 'bout size ten.

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Generally i plug fish early and late in the season and deadbait fish in the middle when its really cold. For lures faves are yo-zuri floting diver in pike pattern, Big-s in variuos paterns, shad raps and variuos jellies,shads bulldawgs etc.

Deadbaits are popped up roach or smelt with sardine oil and ocassionally red coloured, popped up either on the alarms or floats and leapfrogged over one another every hour or so, so i can cover more ground

one thing that can be brilliantly effective on canals, but is banned here is a free roaming livebait, or a tethered one via a sunken float
rig and uptrace. Ive seen it used a lot in the spainish canals for zander and its devastating. but i understand its not to everyones taste.

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Generally i plug fish early and late in the season and deadbait fish in the middle when its really cold. For lures faves are yo-zuri floting diver in pike pattern, Big-s in variuos paterns, shad raps and variuos jellies,shads bulldawgs etc.

Deadbaits are popped up roach or smelt with sardine oil and ocassionally red coloured, popped up either on the alarms or floats and leapfrogged over one another every hour or so, so i can cover more ground

one thing that can be brilliantly effective on canals, but is banned here is a free roaming livebait, or a tethered one via a sunken float
rig and uptrace. Ive seen it used a lot in the spainish canals for zander and its devastating. but i understand its not to everyones taste.

ADAM

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