Northern Pike Fishing:

Northern Pike are native to Carpenter Lake and several nearby lakes (see Carpenter and nearby lakes on the fishing and recreational map). Carpenter Lake is located at your doorstep and each cabin is equipped with a 14-foot boat for your use on this lake. Other pike lakes can be reached by driving and walking. 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.

Most pike 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. At other localities, small pike of up to 2-pounds dominate. These lakes and ponds are great places at which kids and those wishing to get some action regardless of the size should 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.

Check the pike-fishing regulations for Zone 10 (see Contact Us-Useful Links); you can keep only one big guy.

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