Pike fishing is an exciting and popular sport among anglers. It can be an entertaining, challenging and rewarding experience.
When it comes to pike fishing, the best line to use depends on the type of fishing you are doing.
For those who are trolling or casting with artificial lures, a monofilament line should be used. A good choice is a 10-pound test line, as it has enough strength to handle pike and still allow for good presentation of the lure. Monofilament lines also provide more stretch than braided lines and can absorb shock better when fighting larger pike.
For those using live bait such as minnows or worms, a braided line should be used. Braided lines have less stretch than monofilament lines which helps in feeling the bite from smaller pike that may take a light bait. A good choice for braided line is 20-pound test as it is strong enough to handle large pike but still allows for good sensitivity when using live bait.
For those using heavy jigs, spoons or crankbaits, a braid-and-fluorocarbon combination should be used. The fluorocarbon adds abrasion resistance and increases sensitivity while the braid adds shock absorption and strength. A good choice would be 20-pound test braid with 10-pound test fluorocarbon leader.
The best line for pike fishing depends on the type of fishing you are doing. For trolling or casting with artificial lures,monofilament lines should be used while for live baiting,braided lines should be used. For heavy jigs and spoons a braid-and-fluorocarbon combination should be used for best results.