I really am getting spoiled with the pike. A couple years ago I would have thought this 32 incher was a nice fish. Today I was going to just shake the hooks out ...more of him alongside the boat, but decided at the last minute to drag him on board for a picture.
The best topwater lure I found was the good old bass slaying Spro Frog. The walleyes went nuts over it, though they missed it more times than they got it. Several ...more times I got multiple strikes per cast. They are much more explosive than bass too. It was a blast just casting that thing out there in the dark and listening for the explosion.