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Getting A Fly In The Kill Zone (11 of 14)

Video Transcript:

Announcer: Watch as we use a full-sinking line to pull a deceiver pattern into the kill zone for big Northern Pike.

Stewart: The warmer the temperature, the bigger the kill zone because their metabolism will be up. Then as the water gets colder, that kill zone gets smaller, meaning you have to put the fly, the streamer, or the leech pattern right in front of their face. With our Northerns, in the spring, the leech pattern's usually our best pattern, because it's a high source of protein with little to no gains, like they don't have to go out of their way to go for it.

As the water temperature gets hotter here, their metabolism will increase. They'll start going into the weed beds looking for Perch, Walleye, and suckers.

Colin: He's coming towards the boat. [inaudible: 00:49] What was happening is I was making short casts and working any structure we could see. We're in about 2½, 3 feet; I know it's hard to believe. I just had a Walleye take a grab at my fly. Next cast, just throw it a little bit over to the right and this guy came up and just . . . oh, that's a nice looking fish. Look at him. Oh, yeah. I'm going to try and get him in. Get in . . .

Stewart: Ready?

Colin: . . . shallow water. Yeah. All right.

Stewart: 40 inches. Yeah, I'm off. All right. Let's let him go. I think he's ready.