This has been one of my newer Adventures…… Pike Fishin` in my kayak on the Passaic River.
After scoutin` around the Summit area every now & then on my lunch-breaks, and marking some places that look very promising on a map of the river, I grabbed my gear, loaded up my `Yak and headed into Summit one Saturday morning at daybreak.
I managed to land four beautiful Northern Pike which included this one that came in just shy of nine pounds.
I`ve worked for the Douglas Auto Group since 2005 and have often pondered about fishin` right here in Summit……. I`d say my hunch paid off!
My Step-Father and I used to go to up to Canada to catch Northern Pike…….
So being able to catch fish like these right here in New Jersey, is absolutely perfect!
Had this beautiful Mink swim past my `Yak while Pike fishin` in the Passaic!
And sometimes ya get a little(or alot!) muddy!
But my favorite type of weather to fish in is a nice rainy day……
As I landed this beauty on that type of rainy day! A 35″ 9.5lb. Northern Pike on the Passaic River in the Great Swamp!
*Note – All Northern Pike below were caught in the Passaic River.
I find Pike fishing in NJ challenging, especially when fishing out of my `Yak. Quite frankly, most places where I Pike fish, can only be accessed by a canoe or kayak. Working the river around debris & fallen trees, then ultimately hooking into a nice size Northern Pike will definitely stir excitement in your veins!