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Fall is the perfect time to catch a big northern pike. This one landed and released by Joaquin Delgado came from Big Mantrap Lake, a local body of water with a 24"-36" release slot, which has boosted northern pike numbers and size. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Angling regulations affect fall fishing

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As the leaves change color and the crisp, fall air refreshes the atmosphere, northern pike become increasingly active.

Now is definitely the time to get out on the water if your goal is a true, northern Minnesota trophy pike.


Northern pike become increasingly active in the fall, but not necessarily due to the same factors that influence other fish to feed.

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