Northern pike anglers are finding some nice pike in the 30 to 36 inch length feeding around the Chetek Chain of Lakes. Early mornings as the sun is rising and the last two hours of daylight seem to be good times of finding some of the big pike chasing bait fish near the water surface. Spinner baits with a single or dull twister tail fluttering off the hook works well to entice some ferocious strikes while being retrieved back to the boat. Rapalas are another good bait to simulate the small bait fish pike are feeding on ...read more . In the midday hours, try some trolling for them along some of the deep shorelines.