Original Broadcast Date: January 1, 2013
GARNHAM LAKE – N48° 59.564’ W85° 31.268’
Today’s Hotspot is a shallow bay on Garnham Lake that warms up quickly in the spring. It’s a perfect place for Northern Pike to rest after the spawn. The waypoint on the screen will get you there.
Upon entering the bay, try conventional baits like spinners, suspending minnow baits, and topwaters. If the fish don’t react quickly—like in Pete’s case—then bring out the live Suckers on a quick-strike rig.
It’s important to remember to set the hook as soon as the Pike grabs it; any hesitation and the fish could try swallowing the whole rig, hooking it deep in the throat.