Northern Pike Fishing:

Northern Pike are native to Carpenter Lake, the Mill Pond and Stuart Lake. Carpenter Lake is located at your doorstep and each cabin is equipped with a 14 foot boat for your use on this lake. The Mill Pond, where we have a 12 foot boat, can be reached by driving for a mile and Stuart Lake is about 10 miles distant. Northern Pike provide one of the more leisurely fishing opportunities because you needn't travel far and can come and go from your cabin to your boat on Carpenter Lake throughout the day.

Carpenter and Stuart lakes produce Northern Pike in a range of sizes with most fish being in the 2 to 4 pound range and trophies in excess of 10 pounds. In contrast, the Mill Pond is dominated by small pike of up to 2 pound weight. The Mill Pond is a great place for kids and those wishing to get some action regardless of the size of the fish. Northern Pike are normally caught by spin casting in shallow water along the shoreline and adjacent to weed beds.


The prominent shoal in central Carpenter Lake produces large weed beds that are the habitat of small bait fish in mid summer and this is a good locality for pike. You can also cast or bobber fish from the bridge over the Thessalon River at the entrance to Carpenter Lake or anchor and cast along the drop-off in front of the bridge. Another productive fishing opportunity is to boat up the river above Carpenter Lake casting forward to entice hungry pike residing in pools developed at bends in the meandering river bed.

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