I am planning to aim for the early spring spawning pike. I did try it last year around Duffins creek marshes without much of result. Either I did it to late after ice melted or I am missing something. Later in the season area did provide decent piking action. Zone 17 has pike open year round. I would really appreciate the tips and maybe some areas to scout for the early hungry fish.
I am looking for advice on bug spray that actually works. I am fishing overnight near the marsh and this guys are brutal. I was soaked in Deep Woods 8 hour repellent and still harassed and bitten multiple times. Has to leave the spot before the time