Use big lures, catch big fish.
That rat lure is a classic, that few use but can be a killer of large fish.
Northern pike are large-bodied predators throughout North America. They have an elongated body with a sleek shape, allowing them to swiftly maneuver through the water. Depending on their habitat and available resources, northern pike can reach lengths of up to 4 feet or more and weigh over 30 pounds.
Northern pike are apex predators, renowned for their voracious appetite and diverse diet. They are opportunistic carnivores, feeding on a wide range of prey species. Their preferred targets include smaller fish such as minnows, perch, and walleye, but they also consume frogs, crayfish, and even small mammals and birds that venture near the water’s edge. The northern pike’s sharp teeth and powerful jaws allow them to attack their prey with lightning-fast strikes.
Northern pike are master ambush predators, relying on stealth and lightning-fast strikes to capture their prey. The hit fast and swallow their prey as quickly as they can to avoid an access battle.
This man was out chasing some of the big boys and was using the big gear to get them. He had a top water rat lure, designed to target larger fish and mimic a rat that has fallen into the water.
The fisherman is seen casting the large lure to the shores edge trying to trick a pike. On one cast a pike hammers the rat, taking him on for a good fight.
Nothing beats fishing with a top water.