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Pro's Pointer: Northern Pike

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Comedian Rodney Dangerfield had a famous line, "No respect. I get no respect at all."

In this week's Pro's Pointer, Johnnie Candle is talking about the northern pike, the "Rodney Dangerfield" of North Dakota game fish.

Northern Pike are a blast to catch. They're very aggressive, and they grow upwards of 20-pounds in North Dakota. Most are caught incidentally, however if you want to target pike you really don't have to do anything special.

You can fish in the same areas, but upsize your tackle. Large plastic swim baits, maybe a bigger crank bait, and it's hard to ignore heavy metal for Pike meaning spoons.

Johnnie says it's about time we give these fish some respect. They're tasty table fare and they're North Dakota's state fish.

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