Buying jig heads already painted increases their cost. Is that added cost worth it or is it worth the time to paint your own? Some anglers only use painted jig heads, matched to each bait color. Others fish with both painted and non-painted with little difference in catch rates. In most cases it is worth the extra money or time spent painting your jig heads. Colored jig heads add to presentation and in turn add to more fish in the boat.
Northern Pike are found in multiple lakes across Pennsylvania, but how do you catch one? The best time to fish for pike is May as the fish recover from spawning and move into swallow waters to feed. Focus on this aggressive feeding pattern with a heavy weight rod spooled with at least 20lb braided fishing line. For greater success, a steel leader will ensure you land more fish. Live bait work best, matched to the waterway and feeding patterns. Large inline spinners and spoons also produce pike if thrown in yellow, white or red colors. Find lakes that hold Northern Pike in Pennsylvania at our Hotspots Page.
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